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Housing dominates Australian loan books

February 26, 2016

As banks struggle worldwide, Australian lenders seem a mainstay of stability but they depend heavily on the housing sector.

TPP to benefit a third of global economy

October 12, 2015

Signatories hope the landmark trade deal will bolster trade worldwide after a tepid recovery from the crisis.

The top five banks in Australia

June 1, 2015
Australian Banks Top 5 2015 ungrouped

As the era of crisis-defying returns seems to be coming to a close for Australia’s banks, The Banker ranks the top five institutions in the country by Tier 1 capital. 

Investors face fresh interest rate challenge

Investors face fresh interest rate challenge

July 1, 2014

Since interest rates dropped to record lows in both the US and UK, investors have been anticipating their rebound and picking their investments accordingly.

Top 1000 World Banks – Asian banks show strength in numbers

June 30, 2014

The Asia-Pacific (excluding China and Japan) region is once again led by Australian institutions, although this year's rankings underscore the strength of the region as a whole, with a high number of new entrants in each category. 

Top 1000 World Banks – China leads the efficiency league

June 30, 2014

Chinese banks dominate the top 50 in terms of the best cost-to-income ratios, while Australia is the best-performing developed market.

The top five banks in Australia

October 30, 2013
Top 5 banks in Australia

The Banker's top banks in Australia ranking shows that National Australia Bank is the largest bank in the country by Tier 1 capital.

Basel III reshapes trade finance

Basel III reshapes trade finance

March 1, 2013

As Basel III regulations come into play, banks looking for a quick fix to bulky balance sheets are divesting their trade finance assets, creating a gap in the market that investor groups and other alternative financiers are keen to fill.

Banks wake up to intraday liquidity challenge

Banks wake up to intraday liquidity management challenge

October 1, 2012

Market reforms are flooding the financial sector and banks are facing the challenge of managing their liquidity more efficiently. But the industry remains divided on best practice approaches to intraday liquidity management.

Australia dominates 'other' Asia-Pacific ranking

April 2, 2012

While the Asia-Pacific region's growth story over the past few decades has been powered by Japan and then China, at least as far as banking is concerned, when these two countries are removed from The Banker's Asia-Pacific rankings, it is Australia's banks that come to the fore. 

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