The world's 10 safest banks
Bank ratings are not yet showing the impact of either the slowdown in emerging economies or the more sustained recovery in developed countries.
That said, Europe still leads the Global Finance list of the world's safest banks.
Some banking market instability seems to be moving from the West to certain countries in the East, and companies are keeping a close eye on the solidity and reliability of their counterparts worldwide.
Rankings from previous years:
The world's safest banks 2012
The world's safest banks 2011
The world's safest banks 2010
The world's safest banks 2009
(The safest U.S. bank, incidentally, is BNY Mellon—No. 31 on the list).
For Global Finance's top-10 list of the world's safest banks, click ahead.
Source: Global Finance
9. Banque et Caisse d’Epargne de l’Etat
7. Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations
6. Nederlandse Waterschapsbank
4. Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank
3. Zürcher Kantonalbank
2. Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten