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Top 1000 World Banks - Brazil's banks weather twin storms to stay in front

July 3, 2017

The recession and corruption scandal that have engulfed Brazil have failed the knock its banks off course, as they continue to dominate the Latin America and Caribbean ranking. Silvia Pavoni reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - Little change but capital improves in North America

July 3, 2017

US banks retain their top nine places in the North American regional rankings with little movement, although capitalisation has increased. Silvia Pavoni reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - China overcomes obstacles to lead efficiency rankings

July 3, 2017

Emerging market banks have put in an impressive performance in this year’s cost-to-income ratio ranking, which highlights how efficient they have been. China dominates with Russian and Brazilian names following closely, while the US is conspicuous by its absence. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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Top 1000 World Banks 2017

July 3, 2017

With capital levels now under control, The Banker's Top 1000 World Banks ranking shows that the global banking sector’s biggest problem is profitability. Emerging market lenders have proven resilient to the commodity crunch and their national crises, but their European rivals are struggling, and there is more than interest rates to blame. By Danielle Myles.

Top 1000 World Banks - Mexico retains ROA laurels while CEE improves

July 3, 2017

The return-on-assets ratio reveals how efficiently assets are being used to make a profit, and so is closely watched by bank management. This year’s winner is Mexico’s Banco Compartamos.

Top 1000 World Banks - Europe continues to grapple with NPLs

July 3, 2017

Western Europe continues to suffer from bad loans, with Greece and Cyprus among the worst affected. Meanwhile, Iran suffered the lowest capital ratio result and Japan’s capital adequacy is deteriorating.

Top 1000 World Banks - LTDs continue on downward trajectory

July 3, 2017

Loan-to-deposit ratios are generally on a downward trend, apart from in Asia Pacific, North America and the Middle East, with most of the world’s biggest banks in the 75% to 100% bracket.

Top 1000 World Banks - Global soundness improves but weaknesses persists in Europe

July 3, 2017

While in general the Top 1000 banks present a better picture with regards to capital adequacy, western Europe is lagging the trend. Joy Macknight reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - Japan's strength fails to translate into global gains

July 3, 2017

While the domestic performance of Japan’s banks has been generally positive, the global ranking sees more of them losing ground or remaining static rather than improving on last year’s positions. Stefania Palma reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - US and Russia take highest mover honours

July 3, 2017

The US has knocked China off top slot in the highest movers league, despite having the same number of banks in the ranking as last year. Meanwhile, Russian banks have made an impressive return to the top 25, after several years’ absence. Joy Macknight reports.

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