In the articles below we publish progress reports on 25 banks that, together, are a barometer for the health of the global banking industry today. Individually, the leaders who run them are cautiously confident that their firms are better placed than a couple of years ago. Collectively, they worry that current levels of returns will be hard to beat in the prevailing environment. On key metrics such as ROE, cost/income ratio, core capital and profits before tax, which banks rank where in the Euromoney 25? Who graduated with honours? And who is hiding at the back of the class?