The Asian Banker Strongest Banks by Balance Sheet

About the programme

The Asian Banker Strongest Banks by Balance Sheet is an annual assessment of the financial and business performance of the commercial banking industry in the Asia Pacific region. The scope of coverage for The Asian Banker Strongest Banks Balance Sheet comprises of both the mature markets and the most promising emerging markets in the Asia Pacific. The focus of the assessment is on commercial 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 Asia Pacific during the year under review. We evaluate performance through 6 crucial indicators weighted by their relative importance:

Scale of the banks’ assets relative to domestic GDP
Balance sheet growth of net loans and deposits
Risk management of the banks’ operations
Profitability and its sustainability
Strength and credibility of loans disbursed
Liquidity of assets to meet negative events requiring cash outflow