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The world's 10 most valuable banks

Last updated on: August 2, 2012 17:08 IST

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In the current economic scenario, most banks around the world have experienced some jitters and felt the jolt.

However, some banks have managed to steer away from the storm and stay resistant to the troubles whirling around the sector.

Here, we have tabulated the world's 10 most valuable banks as per their last week's market capital figures. Read on to find out which banks have put up a strong face.

Source: Bloomberg

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Photographs: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

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Name: HDFC Bank

Total Assets: Rs 3,410. 55 billion

Market Capital: Rs 1,384. 69 billion

Price-to-book ratio: 4.5

Return on Equity: 18.8%

Return on Assets: 1.8%

Net Interest Margin: 4.2%

HDFC Bank Limited was incorporated in August 1994. It was promoted by the Housing Development Finance Corporation, a premier housing finance company of India.

Note: Market capital closing figures as of Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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Photographs: Fayaz Kabli/Reuters

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Name: Wells Frago

Total Assets: Rs 67,950. 39 billion

Market Capital: Rs 9,971. 30 billion

Price-to-book ratio: 1.3

Return on Equity: 12.2%

Return on Assets: 1.2%

Net Interest Margin: 3.8%

Wells Fargo & Company is a US multinational diversified financial services company with operations around the world. Wells Fargo is the fourth largest bank in the US by assets.

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Photographs: Gary Cameron/Reuters
Tags: Wells Fargo , US

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Name: DBS

Total Assets: Rs 14,118.82 billion

Market Capital: Rs 1,602.12 billion

Price-to-book ratio: 1.2

Return on Equity: 10.9%

Return on Assets: 1.0%

Net Interest Margin: 2.1%

DBS Bank Ltd is a bank incorporated in Singapore. It was previously known as The Development Bank of Singapore Limited, before the present name was adopted in July 2003 to reflect its changing role as a regional bank.

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Photographs: Vivek Prakash/Reuters

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Name: BNP Paribas

Total Assets: Rs 1, 35,258.79 billion

Market Capital: Rs 2,670.58 billion

Price-to-book ratio: 0.5

Return on Equity: 8.6%

Return on Assets: 0.3%

Net Interest Margin: 1.3%

BNP Paribas S.A. is a French global banking group, headquartered in Paris, with its second global headquarters in London. It was formed through the merger of Banque Nationale de Paris (BNP) and Paribas in 2000.

Note: Total assets for the bank are as on December 2011

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Name: JP Morgan Chase

Total Assets: Rs 1,18,209.21 billion

Market Capital: Rs 7,636.78 billion

Price-to-book ratio: 0.8

Return on Equity: 10.2%

Return on Assets: 0.9%

Net Interest Margin: 2.6%

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a US-based multinational banking corporation of securities, investments and retail. It is the largest bank in the US by assets. It is a major provider of financial services, with assets of $2 trillion.

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Photographs: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

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Name: Citi

Total Assets: Rs 99,058.63 billion

Market Capital: Rs 4,429.47 billion

Price-to-book ratio: 0.4

Return on Equity: 6.5%

Return on Assets: 0.6%

Net Interest Margin: 2.8%

Citigroup Inc or Citi is a financial services corporation headquartered in Manhattan, New York, US. Citigroup was formed from one of the world's largest mergers in history by combining the banking giant Citicorp and financial conglomerate Travelers Group on April 7, 1998. The year 2012 marks Citi's 200th anniversary.

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Name: HSBC

Total Assets: Rs 1,34,353.07 billion

Market Capital: Rs 8,535.25 billion

Price-to-book ratio: 0.9

Return on Equity: 10.8%

Return on Assets: 0.7%

Net Interest Margin: 2.0%

HSBC Holdings is a UK-based multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. As of 2011 it was the world's second-largest banking and financial services group (and the largest based in Europe) and second-largest public company according to a composite measure by Forbes magazine.

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Name: Barclays

Total Assets: Rs 1,28,772.94 billion

Market Capital: Rs 1,796.81 billion

Price-to-book ratio: 0.4

Return on Equity: 5.6%

Return on Assets: 0.2%

Net Interest Margin: 1.6%

Barclays is a multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It has operations in over 50 countries and territories across Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America.

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Name: Bank of America

Total Assets: Rs 1,11,133.92 billion

Market Capital: Rs 4,366.45 billion

Price-to-book ratio: 0.4

Return on Equity: 0.0%

Return on Assets: 0.1%

Net Interest Margin: 2.7%

Bank of America Corporation is an American multinational banking and financial services corporation headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is the second-largest bank holding company in the United States by assets. Bank of America serves clients in more than 150 countries and has a relationship with 99 per cent of the US.

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Name: Santander

Total Assets: Rs 87,164.90 billion

Market Capital: Rs 3,293.32 billion

Price-to-book ratio: 0.6

Return on Equity: 7.1%

Return on Assets: 0.4%

Net Interest Margin: 2.9%

The Santander Group is a Spanish banking group centered on Banco Santander, SA, and one of the largest banks in the world in terms of market capitalisation.

Note: Total assets for all banks are as on March 2012-08-02

Note: Market capital for all banks as on Monday, July 30, 2012 closing except HDFC Bank and DBS


Photographs: Susana Vera/Reuters

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