Methodology - Asian 100
This ranking of Asia-Pacific banks, valid as of November 1 2002, was compiled by Moody's Investors Service from commercial banks' annual reports and financial statements for 2001 and 2000.
Where possible, figures are presented in consolidated form. Banks owned by other financial institutions are not listed separately. Subsidiaries and branches are not shown either.
These tables can also be found on Euromoney's website at www.euromoney.com.
Definitions Shareholder equity: the sum of issued common stock, capital surplus/premium, statutory reserve, legal reserve, revaluation reserve, contingency reserves, retained earnings, net profit for the year and minority interest. Where consolidated data are used, shareholder equity includes group equity attributable to minorities.
Total assets: as reported in financial statements.
Net income: as reported in financial statements before appropriation.
Return on equity, period-end: net income divided by equity at fiscal year end.
Moody's ratings: Ratings on November 1 2002 on long-term deposits, short-term deposits and financial strength, respectively. Where there is no deposit rating on the group, the rating refers to the major bank within the group.