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China stays in pole position with strong Tier 1 capital and profits

July 1, 2008

Asia is riding high as the world’s saviour, ­taking up the slack from an ever-weakening US economy. Its main vulnerability is its dependence on increasingly expensive oil to continue ­developing, and the inflationary pressures affecting the price of food.

Descent continues with more writedowns expected

July 1, 2008

Japan managed only to raise its head from its endless slump, before falling back into the same pattern.

Inexorable rise of the Russians

July 1, 2008

The top order of banks in the central and eastern Europe (CEE) region changed little in 2007, but the striking story is the strength of the largest Russian banks.

M&A reshapes the landscape

July 1, 2008

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are responsible for remodelling the Top 25 western European banks in this year’s listings. As ABN AMRO is consolidated onto the balance sheets of its three purchasers, it disappears from our rankings, while RBS, Santander and Fortis all move up the table.

TOP 1OOO World Banks 2008

July 1, 2008

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Banks may be suffering as the credit crunch bites, but the past year shows the industry has the resilience to stop a setback turning into a disaster. By Stephen Timewell. Research by Terry Baker-Self, Valentina Lorenzon & Beata Ghavimi.

HOT BRANDS

March 4, 2008

A successful brand will deliver a better customer experience, higher revenues and more profits. The Banker’s Top 500 Financial Brands listing puts a financial value on the leading brands and ranks them accordingly. Report by Michael Imeson.

Profits slide bodes badly

February 4, 2008

Banks’ overall downturn in performance, despite Japan’s economic growth, signals a rough road ahead.

conquistador

November 5, 2007

Despite infrastructure issues and a lack of scenery, São Paulo has seen off local rivals and is emerging as the region’s pre-eminent financial centre. John Rumsey explains.

Access to Asia

November 5, 2007

Hong Kong has emerged as the clear global financial centre in Asia, standing alongside London and New York. Mark Michelson examines the drivers behind the city’s success.

Sound standards

November 5, 2007

Professor Joe Bannister, chairman of Malta Financial Services Authority, talks to The Banker about the role of the regulator and its vision for the industry in Malta.

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