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Panama stays at the top

March 6, 2006

Panama’s dominance of the Top 100 has grown and the country is proving attractive for group headquarters.

South Africa takes the lion’s share

January 2, 2006

South African banks head our league table again, with the top five slots and a hefty chunk of Tier 1 capital.

Prompt action has paid off

December 5, 2005

Efforts to overcome the turbulence of 2004 have resulted in a growing economy and a positive outlook.

Arab banks set to smash profits record again

November 7, 2005

Runaway profits at Arab financial institutions show no signs of slowing down, as this year’s Top 100 proves.

A region returns to profitability

October 3, 2005

China usurps Australia for first time as the continent’s principal contributor to aggregate banking profits.

Boom time for CEE banking

October 3, 2005

Hungary’s OTP tops the list as central European banks enjoy good times and foreign players join the party.

HSBC reclaims region’s top rank

September 5, 2005

The global giant clambers back up to number one and a different picture emerges as M&As filter through.

Brazil leads the LatAm pack

August 1, 2005

Brazilian banks continue to dominate the region, but Mexico is putting up a fight for places in the top 10.

The Top 50 Contenders

August 1, 2005

Which banks are likely to be seen in the Top 1000 ranking in 2006?

Top 50 central European banks

January 3, 2005

The low representation of banks from central Europe in the Top 50 fastest growing banks is perhaps a reflection of the relative maturity of the financial and economic systems in the majority of the region and the increasing competition for market share.

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