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Top 1000 World Banks 2011

Top 1000 World Banks 2011

June 30, 2011

Global banking profits are now approaching their 2007 pre-crisis peak according to this year's Top 1000 World Banks ranking, but the divergence between growing and stagnant markets is becoming increasingly stark. 

Should Basel III worry more about risk weighting?

June 1, 2011

Are Tier 1 ratios a good measure of leverage? Click here to read more.

UK lending lags while loan write-offs rise

May 23, 2011

UK banks still face big loan write-offs. Click here to read more.

Lloyds forced to rethink provisions

May 12, 2011


Lloyds Q1 results suggest the bank was too optimistic in 2010. Click here to read more.

US banks' lending levels begin to recover

May 5, 2011

Fed data suggests that US banks' lending levels are back to pre-crisis levels. Click here to find out.

Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus dominate CIS banking landscape

May 4, 2011

In the past decade, foreign investment and natural resources wealth have transformed the banking landscape in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The Banker's latest ranking for the region shows which countries have benefited the most from this change.

Boom and bust in CIS banking

April 21, 2011

The huge increase in bank capital for the largest markets in the Commonwealth of Independent States has not always been sustainable. Click here to see more.

Who is the most exposed to Spain?

April 13, 2011

With some predicting that Spain might ultimately be forced to go to the EU for a bailout, which country has the biggest exposure to Spanish public or private sector debt?

Japanese banks continue to shrink in relative terms

April 7, 2011


The tentative revival in profits for Japanese banks in the middle of the last decade has melted away. Click here to find out more.

US bank revenue sources diverge

March 29, 2011

The biggest US banks continue to diverge in terms of where they earn their revenue. Click here to read more.

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