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Top 1000 world banks 2009

June 24, 2009

Despite huge losses, Western banks have retained their dominance of the rankings due to massive capital raising. But what will the future hold? Geraldine Lambe reports Research by Valentina Lorenzon, Cecile Sourbes and Charles Piggott

On the brink of dramatic change

May 5, 2009

The Banker's latest CIS bank rankings identify that, although Ukraine and Kazakhstan banks are the most leveraged, they also have the largest capital base to withstand the turmoil. Writer Geraldine Lambe

Latam rides high as debt remains low

March 10, 2009

Lower debt levels and comparatively low rates of bad loans mean that even the poorer Latin American countries are faring better than their developed counterparts when it comes to exposure to the financial crisis. Writer Charles Piggott.

State-owned banks tighten grip

February 2, 2009

The Russian banking sector has been transformed by the crisis in 2008, but signs of the change were already clear in the end-2007 data included in these rankings, as the difficulties of raising capital began to bite. Writer Philip Alexander.

Top 500 banking brands 2009

February 2, 2009

Many of the world’s top financial brands took a beating in 2008, but not every bank suffered. The Banker’s Top 500 Banking Brands listing puts a financial value on the leading brands and ranks them accordingly. Philip Alexander reports.

Financial Health: Risers and fallers

January 5, 2009

The financial crisis has rocked the globe and fundamentally changed the way we assess what makes a country successful.The Banker’s latest rankings, which focus on low leverage, reveal some surprising results. Charles Piggott reports

On the flip side

December 1, 2008

While the the world’s major financial centres are in disarray, smaller European markets are reaping the benefits. Writer Charles Piggott.

Nigeria Gains on South Africa Rankings

December 1, 2008

Nigerian banks are continuing to make headway, but for the time being South Africa remains dominant. Writer Stephen Timewell.

Arab banks prosper from wary approach

November 3, 2008

Despite the volatility of the oil markets, it looks likely that Arab banks’ conservative strategies will insulate them from the worst effects of the global downturn. Writer Stephen Timewell.

Brazilian banks dominate Latin listings

November 3, 2008

In terms of aggregates, the key Latin American banks have grown significantly this year and Brazil is remaining at the forefront with impressive pre-tax profits. Writer Stephen Timewell.

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