The United Kingdom


The United Kingdom Country Report: GDP data and GDP forecasts; economic, financial and trade information; the best banks in The United Kingdom; country and population overview

DATA ON GDP AND ECONOMIC INFORMATION
Central bank Bank of England
International Reserves US$ 94.544 billion (Source: IMF; Data updated: 2012)
Gross Domestic Product - GDP US$ 2.453 trillion (2011 estimate)
GDP (Purchasing Power Parity) 2.309 trillion of International dollars (2011 estimate)
Real GDP growth
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2.5% 2.1% 2.8% 3% 2.2% 2.8% 2.7% -1.1%
2009 2010 2011 2012*
-4.4% 2.1% 0.7% 0.8%

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices US$ 38,891 (2007 estimate)
GDP per capita - PPP $36,605 International Dollars (2007 estimate)
GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2015**
4.29% 4.11% 3.6% 2.95% 2.65%

**Forecast

GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 0.7% 
  • industry: 21.6% 
  • services: 77.7% (2011 estimate)
  • (Data released on February 2012)

Gross domestic expenditure on R&D (% of GDP) 1.77% (2010)

(Data released on March 2012)

Inflation
2009 2010 2011 2012*
2.1%(2008) 3.3% 4.5% 2.4%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2009 2010 2011 2012*
7.5% 7.9% 8%(2009) 8.3%

*Estimate

Household saving rates 6.3% (Gross saving; 2012 forecast)

(Data released on December 2011)

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012*
52.5% 68.4% 75.1% 82.5% 88.4%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011* 2012**
-4.9% -10.4% -9.9% -8.7% -8%

*Estimate    **Forecast

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: AAA

Moody's rating: Aaa

Moody's outlook: NEG

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Dec 2011 and Nov 2012)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2009 2010 2011
US$2.796 trillion US$3.107 trillion US$1.202 trillion
Largest companies in The United Kingdom BAE Systems (Aerospace and defense), Rolls-Royce (Aerospace and defense), International Airlines (Airline), Burberry Group (Apparel/Accessories), Next (Apparel/Footwear Retail), Delphi Automotive (Auto & Truck Parts), GKN (Auto & Truck Parts), SABMiller (Beverages), Diageo (Beverages), British Sky Broadcasting (Broadcasting & Cable), Thomas Cook Group (Business & Personal Services), Aggreko (Business & Personal Services), Capita Group (Business & Personal Services), Bunzl (Business & Personal Services), Dixons Retail (Computer & Electronics Retail), Smiths Group (Conglomerates), Balfour Beatty (Construction Service), Rexam (Containers & Packaging), Marks & Spencer (Department Stores), Home Retail Group (Department Stores), Johnson Matthey (Diversified Chemicals), Rio Tinto (Diversified Metals & Mining), Anglo American (Diversified Metals & Mining), Eurasian Natural Resources (Diversified Metals & Mining), Vedanta Resources (Diversified Metals & Mining), Antofagasta (Diversified Metals & Mining), Kazakhmys (Diversified Metals & Mining), United Utilities (Diversified Utilities), Severn Trent (Diversified Utilities), SSE (Electric Utilities), Drax Group (Electric Utilities), Associated British Foods (Food Processing), Tesco (Food Retail), Wm Morrison Supermarkets (Food Retail), J Sainsbury (Food Retail), Kingfisher (Home Improvement Retail), Travis Perkins (Home Improvement Retail), InterContinental Hotels (Hotels & Motels), Reckitt Benckiser Group (Household/Personal Care), Willis Group Holdings (Insurance Brokers), Old Mutual (Investment services), Investec (Investment services), Resolution (Investment services), Schroders (Investment services), ICAP (Investment services), London Stock Exchange (Investment services), Evraz Group (Iron & Steel), Prudential (Life & Health Insurance), Legal & General Group (Life & Health Insurance), Aviva (Life & Health Insurance), Standard Life (Life & Health Insurance), Phoenix Group Holdings (Life & Health Insurance), HSBC Holdings (Major Banks), Barclays (Major Banks), Standard Chartered (Major Banks), Royal Bank of Scotland (Major Banks), Lloyds Banking Group (Major Banks), Smith & Nephew (Medical Equipment & Supplies), National Grid (Natural Gas Utilities), Centrica (Natural Gas Utilities), BP (Oil & Gas Operations), BG Group (Oil & Gas Operations), Tullow Oil (Oil & Gas Operations), Essar Energy (Oil & Gas Operations), Cairn Energy (Oil & Gas Operations), Ensco (Oil Services & Equipment), Petrofac (Oil Services & Equipment), Subsea 7 (Oil Services & Equipment), Wood Group (Oil Services & Equipment), AMEC (Oil Services & Equipment), Weir Group (Other Industrial Equipment), FirstGroup (Other Transportation), Mondi (Paper & Paper Products), GlaxoSmithKline (Pharmaceuticals), AstraZeneca (Pharmaceuticals), Reed Elsevier (Printing & Publishing), Pearson (Printing & Publishing), RSA Insurance Group (Property & Casualty Insurance), Land Securities Group (Real Estate), British Land (Real Estate), Hammerson (Real Estate), Songbird Estates (Real Estate), Compass Group (Restaurants), G4S (Security Systems), ARM Holdings (Semiconductors), Misys (Software & Programming), Vodafone (Telecommunications Services), BT Group (Telecommunications Services), British American Tobacco (Tobacco), Imperial Tobacco Group (Tobacco) (2012)
DATA ON TRADE AND COMPETITIVENESS
Current account balance US$ -42.3 billion (2011 estimate)(After 2008)
Current account balance by percentage of GDP -1.7% of GDP (2011 estimate)(2009)
Exports as percent of GDP

(Exports of goods and services)

30.1% (2010)

(Data released on April 2012)

Shares in world total merchandising export 2.59%(2007)

(Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Shares in world total commercial services export 6.57% (2011)(2007)

(Data were released in 2012)

Total exports US$481 billion (2012 estimate) 
Export commodities manufactured goods, fuels, chemicals; food, beverages, tobacco
Total imports US$646 billion (2012 estimate) 
Import commodities manufactured goods, machinery, fuels; foodstuffs
Exports - major partners Germany 11.6%, US 10.6%, Netherlands 8.4%, France 7.8%, Ireland 6.4%, Belgium 5.7% (2011)
Imports - major partners Germany 13.2%, China 8.7%, Netherlands 7.5%, US 6.1%, France 6%, Norway 5%, Belgium 5% (2011)
FDI inflows
2009 2010 2011
US$71,140 million US$50,604 million(2009) US$53,949 million(2009)
FDI outflows
2009 2010 2011
US$44,381 million US$39,502 million US$107,086 million
Value of cross-border M&A, by country of purchaser
2008 2009 2010 2011
US$54,653 million US$-3,546 million(2009) US$-227 million(2009) US$53,876 million
Cross-border M&A deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2010

(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

Orange PLC, T-Mobile (UK) Ltd, United Kingdom, $8.5 billion
Friends Provident Holdings (UK) Ltd (FPH), AXA SA-Life Assurance Business,UK, United Kingdom, $4.1 billion

(for a monthly update on M&A click here )

Cross-border M&A deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2011

(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

SABMiller PLC, Foster's Group Ltd, Australia, $10.8
BP PLC, Reliance Industries Ltd, India, $9 billion
Ensco PLC, Pride International Inc, United States, $7.3 billion
Chiron Holdings Inc, Kinetic Concepts Inc, United States, $5.1 billion
Rolls-Royce Group plc, Tognum AG, Germany, $4.7 billion
Volcan Investments Ltd, Cairn Energy PLC, United Kingdom, $4.5 billion
Rio Tinto PLC, Riversdale Mining Ltd, Australia, $3.9 billion
Unilever PLC, Alberto-Culver Co, United States, $3.8 billion
Vodafone Group PLC, Hutchison Whampoa Ltd, Hong Kong, China, $3.3 billion(2008 estimate)

(for a monthly update on M&A click here )

Best countries for doing business

World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project

(Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 185. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.)

Overall ranking: 7 out of 185 countries(2009) (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 19 out of 185 countries(2009)

Enforcing Contracts: 21 out of 185 countries

Registering Property: 73 out of 185 countries

Getting credit: 1 out of 185 countries

Protecting investors: 10 out of 185 countries

Trading across border: 14 out of 185 countries

Paying Taxes: 16 out of 185 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 20 out of 185 countries

Getting Electricity: 62 out of 185 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 8 out of 185 countries

(2013)

Global competitiveness ranking
(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)
8

(2012)

Index of Economic Freedom

WSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 14 Score: 74.1 (Mostly Free) (2009)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

COUNTRY AND POPULATION OVERVIEW
Time zone UTC 0
Total area 242,900 km2 (2006)
Capital London (2009)
Currency British pounds (GBP) (2009)
Government type constitutional monarchy and Commonwealth realm (2009)
Languages English, Welsh (about 26% of the population of Wales), Scottish form of Gaelic (about 60,000 in Scotland)
Religions Christian (Anglican, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist) 71.6%, Muslim 2.7%, Hindu 1%, other 1.6%, unspecified or none 23.1% (2001 census)
Total population
1980 1990 2000 2012* 2017**
56.33 million 57.24 million 58.89 million 63.07 million 65.2 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2011
78.4% 87.9% 89.4% 79.6%
Population median age 40 years (2010)
Population growth rate 0.7% (2011)
Life expectancy 80 years (2010)
Adult literacy N/A
% of population living on less than $2 a day N/A
Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

35.97 (1999)

(Data were released in 2011, 0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights:1
Civil Liberties:1 (2011)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Total telephone subscribers as % of population

183.99% (2011)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population 82% (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)
Cost of living - Mercer index

(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

London: 18th (2011)

CO2 emissions
(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

7.6977 (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2009)

GLOBAL FINANCE RANKINGS AND AWARDS

WORLD'S BEST INSURANCE PROVIDERS

2012:
  • GLOBAL / Best Global Kidnap & Ransom Insurer Lloyd’s (North America, 2012)
  • GLOBAL / Best Supply Chain / Business Continuity Consultant Aon (North America, 2012)
  • REGIONAL WINNERS / Best Kidnap & Ransom Insurer Lloyd’s (North America, 2012)
  • REGIONAL WINNERS / Best Overall Broker Aon (North America, 2012)

WORLD'S BEST TREASURY & CASH MANAGEMENT BANKS & PROVIDERS

2013:
  • REGIONAL WINNERS/Best Overall Bank for Cash Management HSBC (Asia, 2013)
  • REGIONAL WINNERS/Best Overall Bank for Cash Management HSBC (Middle East, 2013)
  • REGIONAL WINNERS/Best Bank for Liquidity Management RBS (Western Europe, 2013)
  • REGIONAL WINNERS/Best Bank for Liquidity Management Standard Chartered (Asia, 2013)
  • REGIONAL WINNERS/Best Bank for Liquidity Management RBS (Central and Eastern Europe, 2013)
  • REGIONAL WINNERS/Best Bank for Liquidity Management Standard Chartered (Africa, 2013)
  • REGIONAL WINNERS/Best Bank for Liquidity Management Standard Chartered (Middle East, 2013)
  • REGIONAL WINNERS/Best Bank for Risk Management HSBC (Middle East, 2013)
  • REGIONAL WINNERS/Best Bank for Payments and Collections HSBC (Asia, 2013)
  • Best Treasury Management Systems & Services Providers/TCM Consultancy Services Ernst & Young (Global, 2013)
2012:
  • Best Bank for Liquidity Management RBS (Global, 2012)
  • Best Treasury Management Systems & Services Providers / Treasury Management Software IT2 Treasury Solutions (Global, 2012)
  • Best Treasury Management Systems & Services Providers / Best Cash Forecasting Solution IT2 Treasury Smart Cash Modeller (Global, 2012)
2011:
  • Best Bank for Liquidity Management RBS (Global, 2011)
2010:
  • Best Bank for Liquidity Management RBS (Western Europe, 2010)
  • Best CLS-Linked Bank Offering RBS (Global, 2010)
2009:
  • Best Bank for Liquidity Management RBS (Global, 2009)
  • Best Provider of Money Market Funds Barclays Global Investors (Global, 2009)
  • Best CLS-Linked Bank Offering RBS (Global, 2009)

WORLD'S BEST TRADE FINANCE BANKS & PROVIDERS

2013:
  • COUNTRY WINNERS Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) (National, 2013)
2012:
  • COUNTRY WINNERS Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) (Global, 2012)
2011:
  • COUNTRY WINNERS Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) (Global, 2011)
2010:
  • COUNTRY WINNERS HSBC (EUROPE, 2010)
2009:
  • COUNTRY WINNERS HSBC (Global, 2009)

WORLD'S BEST DEVELOPED MARKET BANKS

(ranking of the 50 safest banks in the world; the first is the safest)
2012:
  • HSBC (National, 2012)
2011:
  • HSBC (Global, 2011)
2010:
  • Santander (Global, 2010)
2009:
  • HSBC (Global, 2009)

WORLD'S BEST SUPPLY CHAIN FINANCE PROVIDERS

2012:
  • GLOBAL WINNERS / Best Pre-Shipment Financing Solution Standard Chartered (National, 2012)
  • GLOBAL WINNERS / Best Customer Implementation of Supply Chain Financing Solution RBS and Carlsberg (National, 2012)
2011:
  • GLOBAL WINNERS / Best Payables Supplier Financing Solution Standard Chartered (Global, 2011)
  • GLOBAL WINNERS / Best Web-based Supply Chain Financing Solution RBS MaxTrad (Global, 2011)
  • REGIONAL WINNERS Royal Bank of Scotland (Global, 2011)
2010:
  • REGIONAL WINNERS Standard Chartered (National, 2010)
  • REGIONAL WINNERS Standard Chartered (Western Europe, 2010)
  • GLOBAL WINNERS / Best Payables Supplier Financing Solution Standard Chartered (National, 2010)
  • GLOBAL WINNERS / Best Pre-Shipment Financing Solution Standard Chartered (National, 2010)
  • GLOBAL WINNERS / Best Customer Implementation of Supply Chain Financing Solution Royal Bank of Scotland and SAAB AB (Mervyn King, 2010)
  • REGIONAL WINNERS HSBC (Global, 2010)
  • REGIONAL WINNERS Royal Bank of Scotland (National, 2010)
2009:
  • GLOBAL WINNERS / Best Global Supply Chain Finance Provider - Bank HSBC (North America, 2009)
  • GLOBAL WINNERS / Best Payables Supplier Financing Solution HSBC (North America, 2009)
  • GLOBAL WINNERS / Best Pre-Shipment Financing Solution Standard Chartered (North America, 2009)
  • REGIONAL WINNERS RBS (North America, 2009)

WORLD'S BEST BANKS

2011:
  • Consumer Bank HSBC (Global, 2011)
  • Emerging Markets Standard Chartered (Mervyn King, 2011)
2010:
  • Consumer Bank HSBC (Global, 2010)
  • Emerging Markets Standard Chartered (Global, 2010)

WORLD'S BEST DERIVATIVES PROVIDERS

2009:
  • Best Interest Rate Derivatives Provider RBS (Europe, 2009)

WORLD'S BEST INTERNET BANKS

2012:
  • COUNTRY WINNERS / Best Corporate / Institutional Internet Banks Citi (North America, 2012)
  • GLOBAL WINNERS / Best Consumer Internet Bank Standard Chartered (North America, 2012)
  • GLOBAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS / Best Consumer Internet Banks / Best Online Deposit, Credit and Investment Product Offerings Standard Chartered (North America, 2012)
  • GLOBAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS / Best Consumer Internet Banks / Best Web Site Design HSBC (North America, 2012)
2011:
  • COUNTRY WINNERS / Best Consumer Internet Banks Lloyds TSB International (National, 2011)
  • COUNTRY WINNERS / Best Corporate / Institutional Internet Banks HSBC (National, 2011)
  • REGIONAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS / Best Consumer Internet Banks / Best Online Deposit, Credit and Investment Product Offerings Lloyds TSB International (Asia, 2011)
  • REGIONAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS / Best Consumer Internet Banks / Best Information Security Initiatives Lloyds TSB International (Middle East and Africa, 2011)
  • REGIONAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS / Best Corporate / Institutional Internet Banks / Best Trade Finance Services HSBC (Americas, 2011)
  • REGIONAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS / Best Corporate / Institutional Internet Banks / Best Information Security Initiatives HSBC (Ben Bernanke, 2011)
  • GLOBAL WINNERS / Best Consumer Internet Bank Standard Chartered (Global, 2011)
  • GLOBAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS / Best Corporate / Institutional Internet Banks / Best Information Security Initiatives HSBC (Global, 2011)
  • GLOBAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS / Best Consumer Internet Banks / Best Online Deposit, Credit and Investment Product Offerings HSBC (Global, 2011)
  • GLOBAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS / Best Consumer Internet Banks / Best Web Site Design Standard Chartered (Global, 2011)
  • GLOBAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS / Best Consumer Internet Banks / Best Information Security Initiatives HSBC (Global, 2011)
2010:
  • GLOBAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS / Best Corporate / Institutional Internet Banks / Best Investment Management Services HSBC (Global, 2010)
  • GLOBAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS / Best Corporate / Institutional Internet Banks / Best Trade Finance Services Standard Chartered (Europe, 2010)
  • GLOBAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS / Best Corporate / Institutional Internet Banks / Best Integrated Corporate Bank Site Standard Chartered (National, 2010)
  • GLOBAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS / Best Corporate / Institutional Internet Banks / Best Information Security Initiatives HSBC (Global, 2010)
  • GLOBAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS / Best Consumer Internet Banks / Best Investment Management Services Standard Chartered (Global, 2010)
  • GLOBAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS / Best Consumer Internet Banks / Best Web Site Design Standard Chartered (Western Europe, 2010)
  • GLOBAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS / Best Consumer Internet Banks / Best Integrated Consumer Bank Site Standard Chartered (Global, 2010)
  • GLOBAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS / Best Consumer Internet Banks / Best Information Security Initiatives HSBC (National, 2010)
  • REGIONAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS / Best Consumer Internet Banks / Best Investment Management Services Lloyds TSB International (Western Europe, 2010)
  • REGIONAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS / Best Consumer Internet Banks / Best Online Consumer Credit Site HSBC (National, 2010)
  • REGIONAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS / Best Consumer Internet Banks / Best Web Site Design HSBC (Western Europe, 2010)
  • REGIONAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS / Best Consumer Internet Banks / Best Integrated Consumer Bank Site HSBC (Asia, 2010)
  • REGIONAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS / Best Consumer Internet Banks / Best Information Security Initiatives Lloyds TSB International (Middle East and Africa, 2010)
  • REGIONAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS / Best Corporate / Institutional Internet Banks / Best Web Site Design HSBC (Global, 2010)
  • REGIONAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS / Best Corporate / Institutional Internet Banks / Best Integrated Corporate Bank Site HSBC (Global, 2010)
  • REGIONAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS / Best Corporate / Institutional Internet Banks / Best Information Security Initiatives HSBC (Global, 2010)
  • REGIONAL WINNERS / Best Consumer Internet Banks HSBC (National, 2010)
  • GLOBAL WINNER / Best Consumer Internet Bank HSBC (Global, 2010)
  • COUNTRY WINNERS / Best Consumer Internet Banks Lloyds TSB International (Global, 2010)
  • COUNTRY WINNERS / Best Corporate / Institutional Internet Banks Citi (Global, 2010)
2009:
  • REGIONAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS / Best Consumer Internet Banks / Best Investment Management Services HSBC (Global, 2009)
  • REGIONAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS / Best Consumer Internet Banks / Best Online Consumer Credit Site HSBC (National, 2009)
  • REGIONAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS / Best Corporate / Institutional Internet Banks / Best Investment Management Services HSBC (Global, 2009)
  • REGIONAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS / Best Corporate / Institutional Internet Banks / Best Online Cash Management Site HSBC (Global, 2009)
  • REGIONAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS / Best Corporate / Institutional Internet Banks / Best Web Site Design HSBC (National, 2009)
  • REGIONAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS / Best Corporate / Institutional Internet Banks / Best Integrated Corporate Bank Site HSBC (National, 2009)
  • REGIONAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS / Best Corporate / Institutional Internet Banks / Best Information Security Initiatives HSBC (Europe, 2009)
  • COUNTRY WINNERS / Best Corporate / Institutional Internet Banks HSBC (Global, 2009)

WORLD'S BEST ISLAMIC FINANCE INSTITUTIONS

2012:
  • OVERALL WINNERS / Best Islamic Real Estate Finance Provider Gatehouse Bank (National, 2012)
  • COUNTRY WINNERS Bank of London and the Middle East (National, 2012)
2011:
  • REGIONAL WINNERS Bank of London and the Middle East (Global, 2011)
  • COUNTRY WINNERS HSBC Amanah (Global, 2011)
2010:
  • REGIONAL WINNERS European Islamic Investment Bank (Western Europe, 2010)
  • OVERALL WINNERS / Best Islamic Investment Bank Standard Chartered (Global, 2010)
  • OVERALL WINNERS / Best Islamic Commodities Provider DDCAP (National, 2010)
  • COUNTRY WINNERS Bank of London and the Middle East (Global, 2010)
2009:
  • REGIONAL WINNERS European Islamic Investment Bank (Global, 2009)
  • Best Asset Management Company HSBC Amanah (Europe, 2009)
  • COUNTRY WINNERS Islamic Bank of Britain (Western Europe, 2009)

WORLD'S SAFEST BANKS

2013:
  • OVERALL SAFEST HSBC (Global, 2013)
  • OVERALL SAFEST Standard Chartered (Global, 2013)
2012:
  • OVERALL SAFEST HSBC Holdings (Global, 2012)
  • OVERALL SAFEST Standard Chartered (Global, 2012)
  • REGIONAL WINNERS HSBC Holdings (Global, 2012)
2011:
  • OVERALL SAFEST HSBC Holdings (Global, 2011)
  • OVERALL SAFEST Nationwide Building Society (Global, 2011)
  • OVERALL SAFEST Barclays Group (Global, 2011)
2010:
  • OVERALL SAFEST HSBC Holdings (Global, 2010)
  • OVERALL SAFEST Barclays Bank (Global, 2010)
  • OVERALL SAFEST Nationwide Building Society (Global, 2010)
2009:
  • OVERALL SAFEST Nationwide Building Society (Global, 2009)
  • OVERALL SAFEST HSBC Holdings plc (North America, 2009)

WORLD'S BEST SUB CUSTODIANS

2012:
  • COUNTRY WINNERS HSBC (National, 2012)
2011:
  • COUNTRY WINNERS HSBC (Global, 2011)
2010:
  • COUNTRY WINNERS HSBC (National, 2010)
2009:
  • COUNTRY WINNERS HSBC (North America, 2009)

WORLD'S BEST INVESTMENT BANKS

2013:
  • DEALS OF THE YEAR / Global Bookrunners Barclays (Global, 2013)
  • DEALS OF THE YEAR / Advising Target Rothschild (Global, 2013)
  • DEALS OF THE YEAR / Advising Acquirer Barclays (Global, 2013)
  • LEGAL ADVISERS Clifford Chance (Africa, 2013)
  • REGIONAL WINNERS/Best Debt Bank HSBC (Middle East, 2013)
  • REGIONAL WINNERS/Best Investment Bank Standard Chartered (Africa, 2013)
  • COUNTRY WINNERS Barclays (National, 2013)
2012:
  • DEALS OF THE YEAR / Lead Managers Barclays Capital (Global, 2012)
  • Best Debt Bank Barclays Capital (Global, 2012)
  • COUNTRY WINNERS Barclays Capital (Global, 2012)
  • LEGAL ADVISERS Linklaters (Global, 2012)
  • LEGAL ADVISERS Linklaters (Global, 2012)
  • LEGAL ADVISERS Linklaters (Global, 2012)
  • DEALS OF THE YEAR / Best Debt Deal Nationwide Bullding Society ($19.97 billion) (Global, 2012)
  • DEALS OF THE YEAR / Lead Managers Nationwide Building Society (Global, 2012)
  • DEALS OF THE YEAR / Advising Acquirer Barclays Capital (Global, 2012)
2011:
  • GLOBAL / Best Debt Bank Barclays Capital (Global, 2011)
  • DEALS OF THE YEAR / Advising Acquirer Standard Chartered Bank (Global, 2011)
  • DEALS OF THE YEAR / Advising Acquirer Barclays Capital (Global, 2011)
  • COUNTRY WINNERS J.P. Morgan (Global, 2011)
  • LEGAL ADVISERS Linklaters (Global, 2011)
  • LEGAL ADVISERS Linklaters (Global, 2011)
2010:
  • LEGAL ADVISERS Clifford Chance (Western Europe, 2010)
  • SECTORS / Health Care Barclays Capital (Global, 2010)
  • SECTORS / Technology Barclays Capital (Global, 2010)
  • COUNTRY WINNERS Barclays Capital (Global, 2010)
2009:
  • LEGAL ADVISERS Clifford Chance (Western Europe, 2009)
  • SECTORS / Power Rothschild (Europe, 2009)
  • LEGAL ADVISERS Linklaters (Global, 2009)
  • LEGAL ADVISERS Clifford Chance (National, 2009)
  • COUNTRY WINNERS Morgan Stanley (Global, 2009)
  • LEGAL ADVISERS Linklaters (Global, 2009)

CENTRAL BANKER REPORT CARD

2012:
2011:
2010:
2009:

WORLD'S BIGGEST BANKS

2012:
  • OVERALL BIGGEST HSBC (North America, 2012)
  • OVERALL BIGGEST Barclays Group (North America, 2012)
  • OVERALL BIGGEST Royal Bank of Scotland (North America, 2012)
  • OVERALL BIGGEST Lloyds Banking Group (North America, 2012)
  • OVERALL BIGGEST Standard Chartered Plc (North America, 2012)
2011:
  • OVERALL BIGGEST HSBC Holdings (Global, 2011)
  • OVERALL BIGGEST Barclays (Global, 2011)
  • OVERALL BIGGEST The Royal Bank of Scotland Group (Global, 2011)
  • OVERALL BIGGEST Lloyds Banking Group (Global, 2011)
  • OVERALL BIGGEST Standard Chartered (Americas, 2011)
2010:
  • OVERALL BIGGEST Royal Bank of Scotland Group (Global, 2010)
  • OVERALL BIGGEST HSBC Holdings (Global, 2010)
  • OVERALL BIGGEST Barclays (Global, 2010)
  • OVERALL BIGGEST Lloyds Banking Group (Global, 2010)
  • OVERALL BIGGEST HBOS (Global, 2010)

WORLD'S BEST FOREIGN EXCHANGE PROVIDERS

2013:
  • COUNTRY WINNERS HSBC (North America, 2013)
2012:
  • COUNTRY WINNERS Barclays Capital (Global, 2012)
2011:
  • COUNTRY WINNERS Barclays Capital (Global, 2011)
2010:
  • COUNTRY WINNERS HSBC (CENTRAL/EASTERN EUROPE, 2010)
2009:
  • COUNTRY WINNERS RBS (Global, 2009)
ARTICLES AND COUNTRIES REPORTS FROM GLOBAL FINANCE ARCHIVE