2015

2014

WORLD’S BEST BANKS 2014

WORLD’S BEST BANKS 2014

Global Finance unveils its annual list of the  best banks globally, regionally and by country. The banking industry remains under stress, but there are bright spots.

Asia: Backing The Right Horse

REGIONAL FOCUS   By Thomas Clouse   With China’s economy slowing, investors are pondering where the next big growth story will come from in emerging Asia. Many are betting on the ASEAN countries, which face regional, economic and political hurdles. ...

China Speeds IPO Plow

EMERGING MARKETS ROUNDUP   By Tom Clouse   China’s stock market regulator will simplify the public listing process for Chinese companies selling shares on domestic exchanges. Companies with IPO ambitions now need only meet certain listing requirements; they need not ...

2013

World's Best Banks 2013: North America

By Thomas Clouse, Jonathan Gregson, Antonio Guerrero & Gordon Platt RECORD EARNINGS FOR CANADIAN BANKS Canadian banks have continued to report record earnings, despite a slowdown in the Canadian economy, surprising most analysts. Plus, they have avoided many of the ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: China

INCREASED SPENDING AND REFORMS COULD BOOST DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION   By Thomas Clouse   In his final annual work report to the National People’s Congress, outgoing Chinese premier Wen Jiabao set the country’s 2013 GDP growth target at 7.5% and pledged to ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: China

HOPES RISE THAT CHINA IS REGAINING MOMENTUM   By Thomas Clouse   China grew at its slowest rate in 13 years in 2012, but an acceleration in the fourth quarter has raised hopes that the economy is regaining momentum.   Photo ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: China

SEC PROBE CASTS SHADOW ON CHINESE FIRMS’ US LISTINGS   By Thomas Clouse   The US Securities and Exchange Commission filed charges against the Chinese branches of five international accounting firms in December for failing to provide information related to ...

2012

Emerging Markets Roundup: China

CHINA MOVES FORWARD ON FOREIGN POLICY CHALLENGES WITH EU, US   By Thomas Clouse   Chinese president Hu Jintao opened the country’s 18th Communist Party Congress in November with pledges to crack down on corruption within the organization. At the meeting, ...

Stars of China 2012: Corporate Winners

By Thomas Clouse CORPORATE WINNERS AUTOMOBILES Great Wall Motors Competition is fierce in China's automotive industry, and slowing sales growth this year has added even more pressure to the country's automotive producers. Great Wall has responded to that pressure with ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: China

NO-SHOW AT IMF   By Thomas Clouse   China’s once-a-decade leadership transition will begin on November 8 at the Communist Party’s 18th Congress.   Chinese banks skipped the World Bank/IMF meetings in Tokyo last month amid a territorial dispute with Japan, ...

Awards: Stars of China 2012

NEW BALANCING ACT   By Thomas Clouse   Chinese policymakers must find news ways to boost domestic consumption and reduce economic reliance on stimulus investing in order to balance short- and long-term growth goals.   China's economic planners have performed ...

Stars of China 2012: Bank Winners

By Thomas Clouse BANKS WINNERS BEST CITY COMMERCIAL Bank of Nanjing China's more than 140 city commercial banks are facing increasing competition from each other as well as their bigger national counterparts and smaller rural finance neighbors. Against this competitive ...

World’s Best Banks 2012: Regional Winners

By Gordon Platt, Thomas Clouse, Jonathan Gregson & Antonio Guerrero Regional Winners BEST BANK IN NORTH AMERICA JPMorgan Chase   JPMorgan Chase is the top US bank by assets. “For America’s largest companies, we raised or lent over $720 billion ...

Banker Arrests Shake Investor Confidence

MILESTONES: VIETNAM   By Thomas Clouse   Vietnam’s stock markets tumbled in August following the arrests of two of the country’s top bankers, Nguyen Duc Kien and Ly Xuan Hai.   Asia Commercial Bank’s Kien arrested for “illegal business activity” Photo ...

World’s Best Banks 2012: Country Winners

By Gordon Platt, Thomas Clouse, Jonathan Gregson & Antonio Guerrero Country Winners   World’s Best Banks 2012 Back To Main Article World’s Best Banks 2012: Global Winners World’s Best Banks 2012: Regional Winners

World’s Best Banks 2012: Global Winners

By Gordon Platt, Thomas Clouse, Jonathan Gregson & Antonio Guerrero Global Winners BEST CORPORATE BANK Deutsche Bank Deutsche Bank, the largest bank in Germany, is a leading global corporate and investment bank and has long been the top foreign exchange ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: China

SLOWING ECONOMIC GROWTH FORCES LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO ACT   By Thomas Clouse   China's economy showed further signs of slowing in July, with exports expanding only slightly and industrial production falling to its lowest growth rate in three years.   Chinese ...

Asean Jolted By Discord Among Membership

MILESTONES: ASIA   By Thomas Clouse   The Association for Southeast Asian Nations celebrated its 45th anniversary in July in Jakarta, as conflicts over the organization's role in the region continued to create tension among its members and questions about ...