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Top 1000 World Banks – Asset quality still proving a headache for Europe

June 29, 2016

As has been the case in most recent rankings, European lenders have continued to wrestle with asset quality issues.

Top 1000 World Banks – US banks challenge Latin Americans for best returns on assets

June 29, 2016

High returns on assets are often shown by emerging markets, but this was not always true in the 2016 Top 1000 World Banks Ranking, with the US showing strongly in this field.

Top 1000 World Banks – Asia-Pacific and North America pull down loan to deposit ratio

June 29, 2016

The trend in falling loan-to-deposit ratios continued in the 2016 Top 1000 World Banks ranking, as the aggregate ratio dipped.

Top 1000 World Banks – Asia-Pacific, western Europe and North America still own the global picture

June 29, 2016

Asia-Pacific, North America and western Europe continue to dominate the Top 1000 in terms of Tier 1 capital share and the number of banks. Elsewhere, the Middle East shows some growth, but Africa and central and eastern Europe are going backwards.

Top 1000 World Banks – New arrivals from the US soar

June 29, 2016

The dollar’s resilience has helped the US produce a large number of new arrivals in the 2016 Top 1000 World Banks ranking, while healthy numbers of European and Asian banks have returned to the list.

Top 1000 World Banks – US stays on top for trading and fee incomes

June 29, 2016

While US and Chinese banks continue to dominate the income tables, some of the more notable performances come from the UK (HSBC), Japan (Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group) and Russia (Sberbank).

Top 1000 World Banks – Russia survives rouble depreciation to retain CEE lead

June 29, 2016

Russian banks have suffered through the stormy financial conditions of the past two years, but its lenders remain the largest in the central and eastern Europe region. However, Romania, and Banca Transilvania in particular, provide the region's good news story.

Top 1000 World Banks – A more positive picture for Japan's banks

June 29, 2016

Almost all the leading Japanese lenders have moved up the ranking thanks to strong growth in Tier 1 capital, while its three mega-banks continue to dominate the country ranking.

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Top 1000 World Banks 2016

June 29, 2016

The 2016 Top 1000 results are indicative of the challenging environment banks found themselves operating in during 2015. Even the Chinese banking industry’s meteoric growth shows signs of slowing down for the first time in a decade.

Top 1000 World Banks – JPMorgan tops static North American table

June 29, 2016

Most of the big names held fast in North America, with JPMorgan still out in front and only a little movement further down the rankings.

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