The world's largest banks in 2006
*The 2007 guide is now available* This is an annual guide to the leading banks across the globe by market capitalization, plus other key statistics, including the largest banks in every region.
The 2007 bank atlas is now available: The world's largest banks
Guide to the leading banks across the globe by market capitalization
The world's largest banks: Bank atlas, with data from Moody's
An atlas of banks country-by-country (approx. 1000 banks) and a list of the top 250 global financial groups by assets for 2006 and 2007. The lists includes banks as well as Building Societies. Both lists provide the bank name, the country, the rating information if available and 10 common ratios based on 2-year public information.
|2006 Global ranking by Shareholder equity ($m)|
|2||JPMorgan Chase||107211 ($m)|
|3||Bank of America||101224 ($m)|
|5||Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group||83281 ($m)|
|6||Groupe Crédit Agricole||65137 ($m)|
|7||Royal Bank of Scotland Group||64453 ($m)|
|8||BNP Paribas||56610 ($m)|
|9||Santander Central Hispano||53640 ($m)|
|10||Mizuho Financial Group||52243 ($m)|
The top 250 banks are scored and ranked each year.
The above are the top ten by shareholder equity in 2006. Access the Top 50 by shareholder equity (Free)
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Shareholder equity ($m) - World's largest bank by shareholder equity
Total assets ($m) - World's largest bank by assets
Net income ($m)- World's largest bank by net income
RoE, period end (%)- World's largest bank by RoE
RoA, period end (%)- World's largest bank by RoA
Loans as a percent of deposits - World's largest bank by loans as a percent of deposits
Tier 1 capital ratio - World's largest bank by tier 1 capital ratio
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The annual guide to the leading banks across the globe by market capitalization, plus all the other key statistics you need, including the largest banks in every region.
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