Author: Joseph Giarraputo

Global Finance names the World's Best Emerging Markets Banks 2013 in Asia-Pacific

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NEW YORK, March 19, 2013 Global Finance magazine has named the "Best Emerging Markets Banks in Asia" 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 market bank in the region and in 22 countries, with Cambodia being added to the list for the first time this year. 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: HSBC
Armenia Ameriabank
Azerbaijan AccessBank
Bangladesh Prime Bank
Brunei Darussalam Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia Acleda Bank
China Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Georgia TBC Bank
India HDFC Bank
Indonesia Bank Central Asia
Kazakhstan Halyk Bank
Kyrgyz Republic Demir Kyrgyz International Bank
Macau ICBC Macau
Malaysia Maybank
Mongolia Golomt Bank
Pakistan United Bank
Philippines Bank of the Philippine Islands
South Korea Shinhan Bank
Sri Lanka Commercial Bank of Ceylon
Taiwan Chinatrust Commercial Bank
Thailand Siam Commercial Bank
Uzbekistan HamkorBank
Vietnam VietinBank