Top 1000 World Banks - Middle East

Middle Eastern lenders continued to post strong gains in this year's Top 1000 World Banks ranking.
The charge was once again led by banks from the Gulf Cooperation Council, as well as sharia-compliant institutions, which dominated the regional ranking and regional highest movers' list respectively. As a result of this capital strengthening, the region's profitability as a share of the global total marginally declined this year. 


Top 1000 World Banks – QNB narrows gap with NCB for top Middle Eastern slot

June 29, 2015

Gulf lenders continue to dominate The Banker's top Middle Eastern lenders ranking, but Saudi Arabia's National Commercial Bank has had its lead cut by second placed Qatar National Bank.

Top 1000 World Banks – Asia-Pacific dips but still dominates global profit share

June 29, 2015

Western Europe increased its share of global banking profits in the 2015 Top 1000 World Banks ranking, but while Asia-Pacific saw its share decline slightly, it still dominates on this score.

Top 1000 World Banks – Emerging markets soar in return on assets ranking

June 29, 2015

Emerging market banks have continued their successful streak in the ranking by returns on assets, with lenders from Mexico, Kazakhstan and Kenya all posting significant profitability ratios. 

Qatari banks health check

Qatar's banks: a health check

June 1, 2015

A snapshot of Qatar’s banks shows a sector in good health, with sound provision levels and growth in public sector credit. But with real estate prices increasing rapidly, concerns remain over the potential for a bubble emerging in the market. 

The Banker Top 1000 World Banks 2015 ranking WORLD Press: IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 29, 2015

The world’s biggest banks continue to lose ground to Chinese rivals, according to The Banker’s latest ranking of Top 1000 banks.

The Banker Top 1000 World Banks 2015 ranking UK Press: IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 29, 2015

UK banks continue to lose their global position as Chinese banks power ahead, according to The Banker’s latest ranking of Top 1000 banks. HSBC fell from fifth place to ninth, Barclays from 12th to 13th and Royal Bank of Scotland from 15th to 18th as they restructured and slimmed down in the wake of the financial crisis. The ranking is based on capital strength.

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