South Korean upgrades push China’s top banks down the ranking.

Author: Andrew Cunningham

THE SAFEST 50 EMERGING MARKETS BANKS

Rank

Group Name

Country

Ratings

Total Score

Assets

$ mn

Statement

Date

Fitch

Moody’s

S&P

1

Korea Development Bank

South Korea

AA-

Aa2

AA

23

263,959

12/31/15

2

Export-Import Bank of Korea

South Korea

AA-

Aa2

AA

23

70,369

12/31/15

3

Industrial Bank of Korea

South Korea

AA-

Aa2

AA-

22

204,557

12/31/15

4

National Bank of Abu Dhabi

UAE

AA-

Aa3

AA-

21

110,705

12/31/15

5

China Development Bank

China

A+

Aa3

AA-

20

1,685,954

12/31/15

6

Agricultural Development Bank of China

China

A+

Aa3

AA-

20

513,517

12/31/14

7

Export-Import Bank of China

China

A+

Aa3

AA-

20

386,983

12/31/14

8

Qatar National Bank

Qatar

AA-

Aa3

A+

20

147,969

12/31/15

9

National Bank of Kuwait

Kuwait

AA-

Aa3

A+

20

77,752

12/31/15

10

Banco del Estado de Chile

Chile

A+

Aa3

AA-

20

46,017

12/31/15

11

Bank of Taiwan

Taiwan

N/R

Aa3

A+

18.5

149,068

6/30/15

12

Banco de Chile

Chile

N/R

Aa3

A+

18.5

44,162

12/31/15

13

Shinhan Bank

South Korea

A

Aa3

A+

18

243,077

12/31/15

14

Banco Santander Chile

Chile

A+

Aa3

A

18

48,992

12/31/15

15

KB Kookmin Bank

South Korea

A

A1

A+

17

247,572

12/31/15

16

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

UAE

A+

A1

A

17

62,156

12/31/15

17

Union National Bank

UAE

A+

A1

N/R

17

27,743

12/31/15

18

Al Hilal Bank

UAE

A+

A1

N/R

17

11,734

12/31/15

19

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

China

A

A1

A

16

3,421,363

12/31/15

20

China Construction Bank

China

A

A1

A

16

2,826,695

12/31/15

21

Agricultural Bank of China

China

A

A1

A

16

2,740,721

12/31/15

22

Bank of China

China

A

A1

A

16

2,590,402

12/31/15

23

NongHyup Bank

South Korea

A-

A1

A+

16

197,800

12/31/15

24

First Gulf Bank

UAE

A+

A2

A

16

61,946

12/31/15

25

Kuwait Finance House

Kuwait

A+

A1

A-

16

54,454

12/31/15

26

Mega International Commercial Bank

Taiwan

N/R

A1

A

15.5

94,035

12/31/15

27

Land Bank of Taiwan

Taiwan

N/R

Aa3

A-

15.5

75,649

12/31/15

28

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

UAE

A+

A2

N/R

15.5

32,234

12/31/15

29

Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait (ABK)

Kuwait

A+

A2

N/R

15.5

14,363

12/31/15

30

Ahli United Bank (Kuwait)

Kuwait

A+

A2

N/R

15.5

12,864

12/31/15

31

Barwa Bank

Qatar

A+

A2

N/R

15.5

12,418

12/31/15

32

Qatar International Islamic Bank

Qatar

A+

A2

N/R

15.5

11,137

12/31/15

33

Ahli Bank

Qatar

A+

A2

N/R

15.5

8,873

12/31/15

34

International Bank of Qatar

Qatar

A+

A2

N/R

15.5

8,766

12/31/15

35

KEB Hana Bank

South Korea

A-

A1

A

15

249,385

12/31/15

36

Banco de Crédito e Inversiones

Chile

A-

A1

A

15

40,683

12/31/15

37

Doha Bank

Qatar

A+

A2

A-

15

22,887

12/31/15

38

Gulf Bank

Kuwait

A+

A2

A-

15

17,917

12/31/15

39

Bank of Communications

China

A

A2

A-

14

1,102,266

12/31/15

40

Woori Bank

South Korea

A-

A2

A

14

248,920

12/31/15

41

National Commercial Bank

Saudi Arabia

A

A1

BBB+

14

119,824

12/31/15

42

Emirates NBD

UAE

A+

A3

N/R

14

110,704

12/31/15

43

CTBC Bank

Taiwan

A

A2

A-

14

107,140

12/31/15

44

Al Rajhi Bank

Saudi Arabia

A

A1

BBB+

14

84,165

12/31/15

45

Samba Financial Group

Saudi Arabia

A

A1

BBB+

14

62,731

12/31/15

46

Komerční banka

Czech Republic

A-

A2

A

14

35,915

12/31/15

47

Qatar Islamic Bank

Qatar

A+

N/R

A-

14

34,898

12/31/15

48

Commercial Bank of Qatar

Qatar

A+

A2

BBB+

14

33,907

12/31/15

49

Al Khalij

Qatar

A+

A3

N/R

14

15,559

12/31/15

50

Commercial Bank of Kuwait

Kuwait

A+

A3

N/R

14

13,303

12/31/15

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