8 Lebanese Banks on Top 1,000 in the World

In its 2012 survey of the Top 1,000 commercial banks in the world, The Banker magazine included eight Lebanese banks on the list, down from

nine banks in 2011 last year, none of which ranked among the top 25 lenders in the Middle East.

The rankings, as reported by Lebanon This Week, the Byblos Bank economic publication, are based on Tier One capital at year-end 2011 as defined by the Basel Bank for International Settlements. The Banker said the definition is stricter than total shareholders’ equity and covers only the core of a bank’s strength, namely the shareholders’ equity available to cover actual or potential losses.

Byblos Bank's Tier One capital-to-assets ratio reached 8.58% at end-2011, posting the highest such ratio among all Lebanese banks. It was followed by, BLOM Bank (7.39%),Banque Libano-Française (7.16%), Bank Audi (6.59%), Fransabank (6.2%), Bank of Beirut (6.15%), BankMed (6.07%), and Crédit Libanais (5.7%).


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