Best Banks & Financial Rankings
Islamic finance is expanding, though its strength is built in the Gulf.
The world’s biggest banks are even bigger than last year. China has the biggest; Europe has the most.
For China’s banks, growth is easier than reducing debt and bad loans.
China has the world’s biggest banks, so it’s no surprise that it leads the emerging markets rankings. The rest of the BRICs are well represented, too.
Juan Alcaraz, general manager of CaixaBank, winner of World’s Best Consumer Bank, talks about deep customer profiling, technology benefits, and responsible stewardship.
Koba Gvenetadze, governor of the National Bank of Georgia, talks about Georgia’s impressive growth and its exposure to emerging-market risks and Turkey’s troubles.
Juan José Echavarría, Governor of the Central Bank of Colombia, talks about consumption, contagion and the outlook for regional economies through next year.
Sultan Al Habsi Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Oman talks to Global Finance about special economic zones, foreign investment, and state-of-the-art logistics.
In an era of volatility and change, the independence of central banks can no longer be taken for granted.