The Best Banks of Asia by Country

Recently The Asset magazine of Hong Kong published The Country Awards 2009 listing the winners in various categories including the Best Domestic Banks.

The Best Domestic Banks by Country for 2009 are:

China – ICBC
Hong Kong – Hang Seng Bank
Taiwan – Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank
South Korea – Shinhan Bank (SHG)
Australia – No Winner
India – ICICI Bank (IBN)
Pakistan – MCB Bank
Indonesia – Bank Mandiri
Malaysia – Public Bank
Philippines – Bank of the Philippine Islands
Singapore – OCBC
Thailand – Siam Commercial Bank
Vietnam – Asia Commercial Bank

It is not clear why none of Australian banks won the best domestic bank award. For more details checkout the magazine’s site.

The magazine has also published “The Asset Triple A Awards” which lists the best companies in Asia in 3 categories. The list can be found by clicking Top-Companies-Asia-2009 (pdf).


  1. It is even less clear why none of Japan banks won the best domestic bank award…
    Not so long ago, Aussies and Kiwies weren’t Asia, they were Oceania.
    Now for Japanese, where can they be now?…Manga?

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