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Japanese Top 50 2000: Business as usual

This year’s ranking of the top 50 biggest banks in Japan shows few changes from last year, though continuing consolidation will result in the formation of at least four major banking groups. In the meantime, profitability remains dismal – blame continued lending to ailing companies in construction, property and retail; low interest-rates; disintermediation; and falling revenue from equity and bond portfolios. By Andrew Newby, tables from Moody’s

Japanese Top 50
Rank 2000 Pro-forma ranking 99 Bank Fiscal period Shareholder equity ($m) Equity growth Total assets ($m) Asset growth Net income ($m) Income growth RoE period end Moody's ratings (at Nov 1 2000)
1 1 Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi [1] 2000 27,821 19.50% 729,286 9.90% 1,247 -270.00% 4.50% A2/P-1/D+
2 2 Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank [2] 2000 23,949 18.00% 507,006 9.40% 691 -118.40% 2.90% A3/P-1/E+
3 3 Fuji Bank [2] 2000 21,914 19.30% 567,928 16.10% 515 -114.50% 2.40% A3/P-1/E+
4 4 Sakura Bank [3] 2000 21,534 17.30% 472,851 14.30% 610 -115.10% 2.80% A3/P-1/E+
5 5 Sanwa Bank [4] 2000 21,333 21.30% 457,313 7.50% 1,165 -129.30% 5.50% A3/P-1/E+
6 6 Sumitomo Bank [3] 2000 17,593 18.60% 524,254 12.90% 603 -112.60% 3.40% A3/P-1/E+
7 7 Norinchukin Bank 2000 16,384 16.60% 501,899 21.00% 797 63.30% 4.90% A1/P-1/D+
8 9 Industrial Bank of Japan [2] 2000 15,868 20.40% 414,064 6.20% 690 -145.10% 4.30% A3/P-1/E+
9 8 Tokai Bank [4] 2000 15,451 17.00% 297,872 10.80% 406 -116.80% 2.60% A3/P-1/E+
10 10 Asahi Bank 2000 13,535 17.00%

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