Global Finance names the World’s Best Emerging Market Banks 2012 in Africa

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NEW YORK, March 20, 2012 Global Finance magazine has named the “Best Emerging Market Banks in Africa” in an exclusive survey to be published in the May 2012 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 29 countries. Criteria for choosing the winners included growth in assets, profitability, strategic relationships, customer service, competitive pricing, and innovative products.

This is the ninteenth year that the magazine has selected top banking performers in emerging markets. The report covers best banks in Asia, the Middle East, 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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World’s Best Emerging Market Banks 2012 in Africa
Regional Winner Ecobank
Algeria Arab Banking Corporation Algeria
Angola Banco Espírito Santo Angola
Botswana Standard Chartered Bank Botswana
Burkina Faso Ecobank Burkina Faso
Cameroon Ecobank Cameroon
Côte d’Ivoire Ecobank Côte d’Ivoire
Democratic Republic of Congo Standard Bank Congo
Djibouti International Commercial Bank (Djibouti)
Ethiopia Nib International Bank
Gambia Standard Chartered Bank Gambia
Ghana Ghana Commercial Bank
Guinea Ecobank Guinea Conakry
Kenya Barclays Bank of Kenya
Madagascar Bank of Africa
Mali Bank of Africa
Mauritius Mauritius Commercial Bank
Morocco Attijariwafa Bank
Mozambique Millennium bim
Namibia Standard Bank Namibia
Nigeria FirstBank of Nigeria
Rwanda Banque Commerciale du Rwanda
Senegal Ecobank Senegal
Sierra Leone International Commercial Bank (Sierra Leone)
South Africa Standard Bank
Togo Ecobank Togo
Tunisia Banque Internationale Arabe de Tunisie
Uganda Stanbic Bank Uganda
Zambia Standard Chartered Bank Zambia
Zimbabwe Standard Chartered Bank Zimbabwe