Global Finance Names the Safest Emerging Markets Banks in Asia 2013


New York, November 5, 2013 - Global Finance magazine ( has named the “Safest Emerging Markets Banks in Asia” in an exclusive survey to be published in the December 2013 issue. The banks were selected through a comparison of the long-term credit ratings and total assets of the largest banks. Ratings from Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch were used. (Ratings current on 25th October, 2013.)

The full report covers the safest banks in Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. “For companies looking to expand into new markets, choosing the right banking partner is critical,” says Global Finance publisher Joseph D. Giarraputo. “This ranking is an invaluable tool for companies to evaluate institutional strength in fast-growing emerging markets.”

Rank Group Name Country
1 China Development Bank China
2 Agricultural Development Bank of China China
3 Export-Import Bank of China China
4 Industrial Bank of Korea South Korea
5 Korea Finance Corporation South Korea
6 Export-Import Bank of Korea South Korea
7 Korea Development Bank South Korea
8 Bank of Taiwan Taiwan
9 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China China
10 China Construction Bank China
11 Agricultural Bank of China China
12 Bank of China China
13 KB Kookmin Bank South Korea
14 Shinhan Bank South Korea
15 NongHyup Bank South Korea