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Flying the flag: China’s banks managed to record impressive increases in profitability in 2012

China's banks go from strength to strength

July 1, 2013

China's economy started to slow in 2012, but the profitability of the country's banks showed no signs of waning, with indicators from lenders both large and small showing strong growth.

ICBC- the worlds new largest bank

ICBC: the world's new largest bank

July 1, 2013

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China has experienced incredible growth in the past year, and is now the number one bank in The Banker's Top 1000 World Banks ranking, the first Chinese bank to hold this position. Stephen Timewell charts this rise and speaks to the bank's chairman.

Jiang Chaoliang, the new chairman of Agricultural Bank of China

Agricultural Bank of China chairman looks to bright future

July 1, 2013

Jiang Chaoliang, the new chairman of Agricultural Bank of China, one of the country's ‘big four’ state-owned banks, gives The Banker his views on the future of China's banking industry, and ABC's role within it.

Helen Wong, HSBC China

HSBC bets big on China

July 1, 2013

HSBC China has expanded rapidly since being established in 2007. Its chief executive and deputy chairman, Helen Wong, says it wants to retain its position as the largest foreign lender in China, and boost its ties with Bank of Communications, in which HSBC has a large stake. She insists, too, that the outlook for the country's economy is rosy. 

A poisoned chalice for China?

July 1, 2013

The growth of China's banks, into the world's largest and most profitable institutions, is not necessarily a good thing for the country.

China dominates net interest rankings

July 1, 2013

China's banking dominance has extended into the net interest income rankings, though the trading income tables have a more old-world feel to them.

China: four giants and number one in the world

July 1, 2013

Home to the largest bank in the world by Tier 1 capital – Industrial and Commercial Bank of China – and three other members of the top 10, China's dominance at the top of the global banking scene is now there for all to see.

Highest Movers table shows story after China

July 1, 2013

The Highest Movers table of the Top 1000 has had a distinctly Chinese feel to it in recent years, but 2013's ranking shows rapid growth among financial institutions the world over, including in Europe's crisis economies.

Banks to watch in 2013, Bank of Inner Mongolia

February 1, 2013

The Banker has identified 13 banks to keep an eye on in the coming year based on a variety of factors. China-based Bank of Inner Mongolia was one of the fastest movers in The Banker’s Top 1000 rankings in 2012, and its most recent published figures suggest this growth will continue, making it one to watch in 2013.

US and China reach stalemate

US and China reach stalemate over accounting practices

February 1, 2013

US authorities require Chinese companies listed in the US to abide by certain accounting standards. Many of these Chinese companies are unable to meet such demands because the information contained within their accounts is deemed to be a state secret. Recent fraud accusations involving Chinese companies have only served to highlight this problem, but any sort of resolution appears to be some way off.

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