This is the thirteenth edition of R&S's annual statistical survey of leading international banks. The survey has been compiled from information in the banks’ annual reports and other information they have provided to R&S. The financial aggregates cover the 2005-2015 period for European, Japanese and U.S groups and 2005-2014 for Chinese groups. Indepth analysis of themes such as the German Landesbanken and Spanish savings banks. Section I illustrates key trends in banking operations. Section II contains statistical tables giving aggregate profit and loss accounts, financial statements, and financial ratios. Section III describes the principles and methods used to select the companies and restate their figures.
Since 2009 a summary of financial stabilization plans for supporting main european and us banks has been available for downloading (December 2013).
A brief half year update of the survey is also available covering the accounts of the main European banks (November 2016).
The survey is available only in the form of a pdf file available for download from this website.
F.A.Q. - Frequently Asked Questions
What is the purpose of MIB?
MIB is an annual survey of aggregate figures for leading international banks aimed at highlighting operational and financial trends.
When was it first published?
The first edition was published in February 2003, and covers the period between 1995 and 2002.
Does it cover small- and medium-size banks?
No, only the largest banks are covered
Are details for individual firms available?
The only details for individual firms are given in tables within the survey.
How representative is the survey?
It is representative of the performance of the leading major banks in Europe, Japan, the U.S. and China.
What criteria are used to select banks for inclusion?
Banks must have an international organization and be based in Europe, Japan or the United States. The basic criterion is that total assets must be at least 1% for the region concerned. This requirement ensures that the indicators and trends in the aggregate are representative of the wider banking business universe. The top ten Chinese banks are also considered.
How are groups accounted for?
The survey is based solely on consolidated figures. The aggregates are broken down by country based on the parent company’s country of incorporation, and the figures accordingly cover the domestic and foreign business of each entity.
How many years are covered?
The statistics begin in 1995 for the European, Japanese and U.S. groups, in 2004 for the major Chinese banks, in 2007 for the German Landesbanken and in 2009 for the Spanish savings banks.
Has the survey been reviewed recently?
The latest edition was published on 28 July 2016. Reviews and comments appeared in the leading Italian daily newspapers the following day.
Do similar surveys exist outside Italy?
Aggregate balance sheet figures are published mainly by the various central banks.
It has been objected that the averages given in this survey do not enable the individual banks to recognize their own figures
The survey provides aggregate figures, and the ratios calculated on the basis of such figures are equivalent to averages of the elementary indexes weighted on the basis of the size of the banks considered. However, individual ratios are generally never the same as the average which they go to make up, except in the unlikely scenario of their happening to be absolutely identical.
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