New York, 4 September 2008 - Global Finance magazine has released its annual ranking of the
World's Safest Banks, which will be featured in the special October issue alongside several of
the magazine's renowned Best Bank awards. The World's Safest Banks were selected through a
comparison of the long-term credit ratings and total assets of the 300 largest banks around the
world. Ratings from Moody's, Standard & Poor's and Fitch were used.
This is the 16th year that Global Finance has published its list of the world's largest banks
ranked by their creditworthiness. The 10 banks at the top of the list are designated as the
"World's Safest Banks".
These banks will be honored at an awards ceremony to be held in Washington D.C. on
October 13th to coincide with the World Bank/IMF annual meeting.
"These banks have demonstrated an appropriately prudent approach to risk in
providing international financial services," says Global Finance publisher, Joseph D. Giarraputo.
"More than ever customers are viewing strong credit quality as an important feature of the
banks with which they do business."
WORLD'S SAFEST BANKS
Groupe Caisse des Dépôts (CDC) France
Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten (BNG) Netherlands
Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank Germany
Landeskreditbank Baden-Wuerttemberg-Förderbank Germany
Lloyds TSB United Kingdom
BNP Paribas France
Wells Fargo United States
NRW Bank Germany
Global FInance, which celebrates its 21st year of publishing in 2008, has 50,000 subscribers and more than 284,000 readers in over 158 countries. This audience includes chairmen, presidents, CEOs, CFOs, treasurers, and other financial officers responsible for making investments and strategic business decisions for large global companies and financial institutions. Global Finance also targets the 8,000 key portfolio investors who control over 80% of all assets under professional management.
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