New entrants raise the benchmark for Global Finance’s annual ranking of the Top 50 Safest Global Banks.
Global Finance’s country-by-country ranking provides an objective and transparent listing of the safest banks worldwide.
Big Is Beautiful
Assets of ICBC exceed $3 trillion, while European banks shrink.
This issue of the magazine focuses primarily on the safest banks: those globally and in emerging markets, but also in each one of nearly one hundred countries.
View From The Top
Global Finance speaks to leading executives at the World’s Safest Banks.
FX Supplement 2014 | Overview
Will regulation repair forex’s damaged reputation—and are banks ready for the culture change?
Newsmakers | Argentina
Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in early October triggered the resignation of the head of the country’s central bank, Juan Carlos Fabrega, by criticizing him for not reducing manipulation of the country’s currency. His replacement, Alejandro Vanoli, formerly the head of the country’s securities regulator, CNV, doesn’t look likely to set Argentina on a better path.
Milestones | India
In partnership with more than 50 state-run, cooperative and private banks, India’s National Democratic Alliance government has launched the world’s largest financial inclusion project to bring 75 million households into the banking fold by the end of January 2015.
Stars Of China | Safest Banks In China
Chinese banks display a wide variety of strength and size.
Market Report | Global Islamic Finance
Despite lower volumes in 2013, sukuk issuance is on track for a record year.
Management | Transaction Banking
Alberta Cefis is retiring from Scotiabank after building its global transaction banking business practically from the ground up.
Europe’s bond market grew 50% faster than the global rate during the first nine months of the year—by 4.6% year-on-year—but small foreign rating agencies jockeying for a piece of the action are crying foul.
Annual Survey | Stars Of China
Nothing has characterized the recent pressure on traditional banking in China more than the challenge posed by Internet companies to the Big Four Chinese Banks
Safety In Numbers
The safest 50 EM banks are concentrated in 10 countries; Saudi Arabia, Korea and China account for more than half.
On A Grand Scale
Chinese banks take first 10 places in rankings.
Fueled by a global flood of bond issues, rating agencies are polishing up their act.
Capital Markets | Q&A
Tim Gee is a partner in the London office and global head of mergers and acquisitions at Baker & McKenzie.
Al Rajhi retains its crown as the Safest Islamic Bank.