Global Finance names the World's Best Emerging Markets Banks 2013 in Africa

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NEW YORK, March 19, 2013 Global Finance magazine has named the "Best Emerging Markets Banks in Africa" in an exclusive survey to be published in the May 2013 issue. Global Finance editors—with input from industry analysts, corporate executives and banking consultants—selected the best emerging markets 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 twentieth year that the magazine has selected top banking performers in emerging markets. The report covers best banks in, Latin America, Central & Eastern Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. "Each region and individual country presents unique challenges for banks and their customers, especially under the difficult conditions global financial markets continue to face," says Joseph Giarraputo, publisher of Global Finance . "For this reason, customers must depend on excellence in execution from their banking partners. These are the banks that are providing best-in-class solutions for these distinctive markets."


An Awards Ceremony for all winners will be conducted at the same time as the World Bank/IMF Meetings on the morning of Saturday, October 12, 2013 at The National Press Club in Washington, DC.

For more information on the awards and/or ceremony please contact: Katharine Frey, email:

Regional Winner: Ecobank
Algeria Arab Banking Corporation Algeria
Angola Banco Espírito Santo Angola
Botswana Standard Chartered Bank Botswana
Burkina Faso Ecobank Burkina Faso
Cameroon United Bank for Africa (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 Ecobank Ghana
Guinea Ecobank Guinea Conakry
Kenya Barclays Bank of Kenya
Madagascar Bank of Africa-Madagascar
Mali Bank of Africa-Mali
Mauritius Mauritius Commercial Bank
Morocco Attijariwafa Bank
Mozambique Millennium bim
Namibia Standard Bank Namibia
Nigeria FirstBank of Nigeria
Rwanda Banque Commerciale du Rwanda
Senegal United Bank for Africa (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