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Top 1000 World Banks - Global banks enjoy growth in profits without undue risks

July 2, 2018

After two years of disappointing figures, the world’s Top 1000 banks notched up record profits in 2018 without increasing risk levels. Moreover, Asia’s share of Tier 1 capital expanded, at the expense of the Americas. Brian Caplen reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - No let up in China dominance as big four march on

July 2, 2018

China’s banks in general enjoyed Tier 1 capital gains, bringing yet more upwards movement in the main Top 1000 ranking. Brian Caplen reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - National Bank of Uzbekistan is highest mover but all eyes on UniCredit

July 2, 2018

National Bank of Uzbekistan is the highest mover in The Banker's Top 1000 World Banks ranking but Italy's UniCredit is the most notable entry in the top 25 highest movers table. Joy Macknight reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - Western Europe bounces back as global soundness continues to improve

July 2, 2018

As global soundness measures show improvements across the globe, western Europe's return to health is particularly notable, as Joy Macknight reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - Battle of the US trading titans sees Goldman back on top

July 2, 2018

Goldman Sachs has topped the 2018 trading income table, with JPMorgan pipped into second place. Meanwhile, Brazilian banks have suffered a reversal in fortune. Joy Macknight reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - Chinese banks continue to dominate cost-to-income rankings

July 2, 2018

Better domestic growth together with an improved global picture have given China’s banks the edge in the cost-to-income rankings. Silvia Pavoni reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - South African banks lead a recovering African sector

July 2, 2018

Africa’s slow but steady recovery is shown in the 2018 statistics, with Standard Bank once more topping the rankings. James King reports.

TOP 1000 2018 teaser

Top 1000 World Banks 2018

July 2, 2018

For the first time in seven years, the global banking industry has posted double-digit growth in returns and capital. European profits have bounced back, US banks are hiring, and Asia’s smaller markets are growing at the same pace as China. Whisper it, but the 2018 Top 1000 World Banks ranking suggests the industry may be on the verge of a long-awaited renaissance. Danielle Myles reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - Africa stars as risk-weighted assets rise across the board

July 2, 2018

Despite policy-makers’ efforts to de-risk the industry, banks' risk-weighted assets are on an upwards trajectory, with Africa jumping the highest in the 2018 rankings. Danielle Myles reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - Asian lenders make presence felt in new arrivals table

July 2, 2018

The Top 1000 2018 new arrivals table show less diversity and a general drop in Tier 1 capital but it is China that brings the most new entrants. James King reports.

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