China now runs 4 of the world’s 5 biggest banks


China has become a banking powerhouse.

Four of the five largest banks in the world are Chinese, according to
SNL Financial’s latest global bank rankings. It’s a big change from the
past few years when only two Chinese banks made the top five.

Beijing-based Industrial & Commercial Bank of China holds the top spot
with assets valued at $3.5 trillion. That means the bank is worth more
than the entire value of the British economy. The only non-Chinese bank
remaining in the top five is HSBC, which is headquartered in London.
It fell several spots to position No. 4 this year.

The top U.S. bank is JPMorgan Chase (JPM), which ranks sixth with $2.6
trillion in assets. SNL notes that American banks calculate the value of
their assets a bit differently from international banks because of U.S.
regulations, so it’s likely that JPMorgan would rank higher in a true
apples to apples comparison.

China’s financial sector has been struggling in recent weeks after a major
meltdown in China’s stock market. On top of that, the Chinese economy is
slowing down this year. Even its large factory sector is shrinking.

But Chinese banks have still managed to grow, at least compared to their global
peers. Two banks that fell out of the top this year were France’s BNP Paribas
(BNPQF) and Japan’s Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MBFJF). Both were hit by
weakening currency in their countries — the euro and the yen have fallen
substantially against the U.S. dollar in the past year. That makes their assets
less valuable in dollar terms.

Top 10 banks according to SNL Financial:
1. Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (China)
2. China Construction Bank (China)
3. Agricultural Bank of China (China)
4. HSBC (U.K.)
5. Bank of China (China)
6. JPMorgan Chase (U.S.)
7. BNP Paribas (France)
8. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (Japan)
9. Bank of American (U.S.)
10. Barclays (U.K.)


  1. hp says:

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  3. James says:

    Guess who gave Mao Tse Tung money to start the Communist Revolution in China? Guess who supported the Communist Revolution in Russia? Guess who still pulls the strings? Guess who moved their major European holdings to Shanghai?

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  8. Tiger Moto says:

    China Banks have started to go global.They have just entered Pakistan…this is good…. competition for existing Western and Middle East banks
    For Pakistani business and domestic borrowers they now have genuine choice of lenders and terms and conditions

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