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The top 50 banks in the world based ranked according to Market Capitalisation in 2012

All banks have been ranked by total Market Capitalisation in US$ in 2012.

Rank 2012 Bank Market Capitalisation (Billion US$)
2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2003
1 Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 241.7 224.2 234.1 269.4 174.2 249.8
2 China Construction Bank 196.6 167.9 223.0 201.8 128.6 171.3
3 Wells Fargo & Co 161.4 150.9 181.0 199.7 118.0 119.6
4 HSBC Holdings 151.6 135.7 166.5 171.5 115.5 99.7
5 Agricultural Bank of China 142.4 131.1 163.4 154.4 98.5 86.3
6 JP Morgan Chase 141.7 123.0 140.6 138.4 98.3 80.0
7 Bank of China 129.5 121.7 138.1 137.0 75.3 74.6
8 Itau Unibanco 88.9 76.9 135.7 130.7 71.0 61.6
9 Citigroup 87.4 76.1 135.2 95.4 70.4 57.4
10 Commonwealth 83.3 75.6 98.3 94.6 45.4 57.3
11 Royal Bank Canada 77.3 71.3 89.3 90.4 44.4 55.9
12 Bank of America 72.5 71.2 81.3 76.8 43.9 55.7
13 Toronto-Dominion Bank 71.2 66.0 77.3 76.1 41.2 51.3
14 Banco Santander 68.0 64.7 77.2 69.1 41.2 49.5
15 Westpac 66.5 64.3 76.8 68.9 38.6 49.5
16 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial 65.0 62.5 75.7 68.1 36.9 47.2
17 Banco Bradesco 64.6 61.9 70.7 62.7 35.0 46.3
18 Sberbank of Russia 60.1 58.6 69.1 62.3 34.4 43.9
19 ANZ Banking 59.2 57.9 67.9 59.1 33.0 43.8
20 Bank of Nova Scotia 58.9 54.7 66.5 58.8 32.7 43.1
21 Standard Chartered 58.4 53.6 64.1 57.1 32.1 38.2
22 National Australia Bank 56.7 53.0 63.8 56.8 31.1 37.4
23 US Bancorp 55.6 52.2 62.8 55.6 30.7 36.3
24 BNP Paribas 54.9 51.6 60.6 54.5 30.1 34.7
25 Goldman Sachs Group 54.2 45.7 54.9 53.2 29.9 34.4
26 UBS 52.70 44.70 53.40 52.60 29.40 33.90
27 Bank of Communications 48.80 42.70 52.40 52.60 28.30 33.60
28 China Merchants Bank 45.90 41.00 52.30 52.50 28.30 33.50
29 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial 44.30 40.50 52.20 52.40 27.50 31.10
30 BBVA 43.70 39.80 51.10 51.90 27.50 30.00
31 Banco do Brasil
42.90
37.70
50.60
  26.70 27.80
32 Barclays 42.80
36.90 49.50   25.40 25.80
33 Deutsche Bank 39.90 35.60 48.60   25.10 25.70
34 Bank of Montreal 38.60 35.10 46.30   24.20 24.80
35 Mizuho Financial Group
36.50 32.70 44.90   23.30 24.40
36 Morgan Stanley 36.20   44.70     23.70
37 Banco Santander (Brasil) 35.70   41.40     23.60
38 Lloyds Banking Group 35.50   41.00     23.40
39 Nordea Bank 34.30   40.80     22.00
40 China Citic Bank 32.10   40.60     21.70
41 PNC Financial Services 32.10   36.70     21.50
42 Credit Suisse Group 32.10   36.50     21.20
43 Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) 32.00   35.30     20.90
44 Intesa Sanpaolo 31.30   35.20      
45 BOC Hong Kong 29.60   34.00      
46 Shanghai Pudong Development Bank 28.70   33.50      
47 Bank of New York Mellon 28.30          
48 Royal Bank of Scotland 26.40          
49 Hang Seng Bank 25.70          
50 State Bank of India 25.00          

It is important to note that the figures above give an indication of the relative Market Capitalisation at a specific time. These figures are dynamic and change with "take-overs" between banks, fluctuations in exchange rates between currencies (figures converted to US$ for the comparison) etc. It is however interesting to follow the trend of Market Capitalisation of the most prominent banks over the last few years.

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