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Mighty flotations switch leader podium placings

July 3, 2007

Following successful IPOs by ICBC and Bank of China in 2006, the two banks return to the gold and silver positions in this year’s listing. Terry Baker-Self reports.

Beijing hosts launch of Top 100 listing

July 1, 2007

The Banker launched its second annual Top 100 Chinese Banks listing in both English and Chinese on June 5 in Beijing. The event was attended by governor of The People’s Bank of China, Zhou Xiaochuan, who received his award as The Banker’s Central Banker of the Year 2007 in Asia, and by Pan Gongsheng, secretary of the board of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, who picked up the bank’s award for The Banker’s Deal of the Year 2007.

Consolidation fervour goes on

March 5, 2007

M&As have further cut the number of rankable entries in our listing, which remains dominated by Panama.

South Africans in pole position

December 4, 2006

South Africa’s ‘big five’ lead The Banker’s Top 100 African banks listing while the impact of Nigeria’s new regulations on bank capitalisation has yet to filter through.

Saudis remain unmatched

November 6, 2006

Yet again, Saudi Arabia’s banks dominate The Banker’s Top 100 Arab banks listing but, as Stephen Timewell reports, there is good news across the region.

Retail drives sector growth

October 1, 2006

Independents stay ahead of the pack, acquisitions continue apace and rationalisation is under way.

Gulf banks are still marching

August 6, 2006

Despite the massive market correction earlier in the year, there is no sign of Gulf banks’ growth abating as they continue to reap the benefits of the region’s oil-fuelled bonanza. 

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.

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