Author: Dan Keeler, Joseph Giarraputo

Global Finance names the 2010 World's Best Emerging Market Banks in Africa


NEW YORK, March 23, 2010 — Global Finance magazine ( has named the "Best Emerging Market Banks in Africa" in an exclusive survey to be published in the May 2010 issue. Global Finance editors—with input from industry analysts, corporate executives and banking consultants—selected the best emerging market bank in the region and in 24 countries. Criteria for choosing the winners included growth in assets, profitability, strategic relationships, customer service, competitive pricing, and innovative

This is the seventeenth year that the magazine has selected top banking performers in emerging markets. The report covers best banks in Asia, the Middle East and Africa, Latin America, and Central and Eastern Europe. "We remain in an unusually challenging environment for banks and their customers," says Joseph Giarraputo, publisher of Global Finance. "More than ever, customers are demanding superior competence from their banking partners. These are the banks best providing that competence."


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Global Finance announces the "2010 Best Emerging Market Banks"

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Regional Winner: Standard Chartered Bank

Algeria Arab Banking Corporation Algeria
Angola BES Angola
Botswana Standard Chartered Bank Botswana
Democratic Republic of Congo Standard Bank
Cote d’Ivoire Ecobank Cote d’Ivoire
Ethiopia NIB International Bank
Gambia Standard Chartered Bank Gambia
Ghana Ghana Commercial Bank
Guinea International Commercial Bank
Kenya Barclays Bank of Kenya
Libya Wahda Bank
Mauritius Mauritius Commerical Bank
Morocco Attijariwafa Bank
Mozambique Millennium Bim
Namibia Standard Bank Namibia
Nigeria FirstBank
Rwanda Banque Commercial du Rwanda
Senegal Ecobank Senegal
South Africa Standard Bank
Sudan Al Salam Bank Sudan
Togo Ecobank
Tunisia Banque de Tunisie
Uganda Stanbic Bank Uganda
Zambia Standard Chartered Bank Zambia