Top 100 Banks survey on op risk capital shows Asia's banks biggest improvers

Eastern promise


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The standing of the world’s top banks has altered considerably in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. Many western banks have raised their Tier I capital in response to regulatory pressure, and Asian banks have become market leaders in the banking hierarchy in this respect – a trend that can only become stronger as business flows from the West to the East.

In the US, the forced increase in Tier I capital, particularly for