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The Top 10 Banks of 2009

And yet another Top 10 list is released today.  This time it's the Financial Times analysis of the leading investment banks of the world (doubleclick image to see the list properly):

FT - investment bank leaders

This is hot on the heels of the Banker's release of the leading banks of the world, with the most profitable banks being:

ICBC (+$21.3bn)
China Construction (+$17.5bn)
Santander (+$15.8bn)
Bank of China (+$12.6bn)
Banco Bilbao (+$9.64bn)
HSBC (+$9.31bn)
Barclays (+$8.86bn)

and the banks with the biggest losses being:

RBS (–$59.3bn)
Citigroup (–$53.1bn)
Wells Fargo (–$47.8bn)
Fortis Bank (–$28.3bn)
UBS (–$19.6bn)
HBOS (–$15.8bn)

and adds to the Forbes list from April:

Global                                                          Sales      Profits  Assets      Market
Rank     Name          Country      Sector          ($bn)       ($bn)    ($bn)   Valn ($bn)
Top 10 Banks in the world

More to come I'm sure …

… meanwhile, the UN's Millennium Campaign
report, which also came out this week, states that the amount
of money found to bail out financial institutions over the past six
months is 133 times greater than the amount of aid given to poor
countries over the past 49 years.

Point taken.

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