Our researches and analysis on Asian Banker 500
Capital and liquidity improved in the Middle East
Although Middle Eastern banks experienced a contraction in profitability, their overall capitalisation and liquidity improved with the gradual adoption of Basel III regulations. In Africa, asset quality and capitalisation are the key concerns.
Stronger balance sheets, weaker profits
Despite the strength of their balance sheets, Asia Pacific banks continue to face massive challenges in growing profits, a conundrum created by modern capital rules.
An unrelenting lack of normality
The annual Asian Banker 500 largest banks ranking does not only measure and track the numerical changes in asset size but also the fundamental transformation of these institutions as they confront an unprecedented level of disruption on various fronts; regulation, technology, competition and customer.
Calm before the storm
Banks across the region continued to grow in 2014 but with headwinds in the horizon, conditions are expected to worsen
Banking sector in good condition
Despite considerable variations within the Middle East and Africa, the banking sector as a whole achieved good financial performance in 2014
The following sections outline our proprietary methodology, which subscribers can use as a guide to understand the various research notes and analysis.
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