About the programme
The Asian Banker Strongest Banks By Balance Sheet is an annual assessment of the financial and business performance of the banking industry in the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa region. The scope of coverage for The Asian Banker Strongest Banks By Balance Sheet comprises of both the mature markets and the most promising emerging markets in the region. The focus of the assessment is on banks and financial holding companies with a significant proportion of activity in commercial banking. The assessment does not include central banks, policy banks or finance companies.
The Evaluation Criteria
This is based on the rigorous quantitative assessment of the financial performance of banks in the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa region during the year under review. We evaluate performance through 6 crucial indicators weighted by their relative importance: (1) Scale of the banks’ assets relative to domestic GDP, (2) Balance sheet growth of net loans and deposits, (3) Risk management of the banks’ operations, (4) Profitability and its sustainability, (5) Strength and credibility of loans disbursed and (6) Liquidity of assets to meet negative events requiring cash outflow.
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