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Top 1000 World Banks - United National Corporation leapfrogs Banco Compartamos in ROA table

July 2, 2018

United National Corporation of the US is the bank with the highest return on assets in the 2018 Top 1000 ranking, pushing 2017 leader Banco Compartamos into second place. By Justin Pugsley.

Top 1000 World Banks - Latin America and the Caribbean records highest LTD ratio

July 2, 2018

Latin America and the Caribbean saw the biggest rise in loan-to-deposit ratios in 2017, while Asia-Pacific sported the lowest. Justin Pugsley reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - India and eurozone lenders take unwanted crowns for NPLs and CAR

July 2, 2018

Eurozone and Indian banks top the highest non-performing loan to total loan ratios due to a combination of legacy issues and actions by regulators. Justin Pugsley reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - Resurgent Russian banks dominate in CEE ranking

July 3, 2017

Russian banks dominate the 2017 central and eastern Europe rankings, with more making it into the Top 1000. And while Ukraine’s State Savings Bank has moved up the list, it is the country’s only bank left in the ranking. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - RWA density drops in deleveraging drive

July 3, 2017

A look at banks’ risk-weighted assets density reveals which regions are de-risking balance sheets by deleveraging, with western Europe leading the way. Danielle Myles reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - France defies gloomy western European figures

July 3, 2017

Western Europe is once again lagging other regions, with many banks reducing their capitalisation. The main exception were the French banks, which increased both capitalisation and profits. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - Australia ahead in Asia-Pacific as Indonesia rises

July 3, 2017

Two Indonesian banks join the Asia Pacific listings, bumping out Thai and Taiwanese institutions, while ANZ leapfrogs National Australia Bank to take the top slot. Stefania Palma reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - Profits in western Europe and Asia fall as Americas and CEE recover

July 3, 2017

The Top 1000 banks’ profits are $2bn down on the 2016 ranking, with western Europe’s decline the most notable. Meanwhile, Latin American banks have increased their share, as Stefanie Linhardt reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - Western Europe weakens as Asia surge continues

July 3, 2017

While Asia-Pacific, western Europe and North America continue to account for 90% of the Tier 1 capital in the Top 1000, Asia is continuing to eat into western Europe's share. Brian Caplen reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - China boosts its numbers while ICBC retains lead

July 3, 2017

More Chinese banks won places in the Top 1000, with Industrial and Commercial Bank of China again number one, although the country now only has three of the top five places. Stefania Palma reports.

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