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Web-only Exclusives
November 30, 2000

From Our Correspondent: Hirohito and the War
A conversation with biographer Herbert Bix

From Our Correspondent: A Rough Road Ahead
Bad news for the Philippines - and some others

From Our Correspondent: Making Enemies
Indonesia needs friends. So why is it picking fights?

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THE ASIAWEEK FINANCIAL 500

ASEAN'S TOP 50


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This list includes 15 banks in Malaysia, 11 in Thailand, 11 in Indonesia, 7 in Singapore and 6 in the Philippines.

    Assets Profits Profit as % of   500
Institution COUNTRY $ Millions $ Millions Assets Equity   Rank
DBS BANK SINGAPORE 38,885 260.5 0.7% 6.1%   44
OVERSEA-CHINESE BANKING CORP. SINGAPORE 34,272 346.8 1.0% 9.1%   50
BANGKOK BANK THAILAND 29,979 89.2 0.3% 4.1%   55
UNITED OVERSEAS BANK SINGAPORE 29,461 299.6 1.0% 9.4%   56
MALAYAN BANKING MALAYSIA 28,403 340.0 1.2% 16.0%   60
OVERSEAS UNION BANK SINGAPORE 23,226 152.1 0.7% 6.3%   77
THAI FARMERS BANK THAILAND 16,835 16.9 0.1% 1.4%   103
KRUNG THAI BANK THAILAND 16,744 4.5 0.0% 0.5%   104
SIAM COMMERCIAL BANK THAILAND 15,179 67.6 0.4% 7.7%   116
BANK BUMIPUTRA MALAYSIA MALAYSIA 14,071 116.0 0.8% 14.3%   123
BANK NEGARA INDONESIA INDONESIA 12,296 67.8 0.6% 9.9%   139
BANK CENTRAL ASIA INDONESIA 11,475 36.8 0.3% 8.6%   145
PUBLIC BANK MALAYSIA 10,777 70.7 0.7% 9.6%   152
BANK OF AYUDHYA THAILAND 10,452 41.5 0.4% 7.5%   156
RHB BANK MALAYSIA 9,386 79.5 0.8% 10.6%   165
BANK RAKYAT INDONESIA INDONESIA 8,809 12.0 0.1% 3.0%   176
BANK DAGANG NEGARA INDONESIA 8,748 51.0 0.6% 13.5%   177
THAI MILITARY BANK THAILAND 8,224 29.0 0.4% 6.2%   180
KEPPEL BANK OF SINGAPORE SINGAPORE 7,696 43.8 0.6% 5.1%   184
BANK BUMI DAYA INDONESIA 7,322 34.9 0.5% 9.6%   190
SIME BANK MALAYSIA 7,191 97.7 1.4% 16.2%   194
METROPOLITAN BANK & TRUST PHILIPPINES 6,835 131.3 1.9% 13.5%   199
HONGKONG BANK MALAYSIA MALAYSIA 6,465 55.3 0.9% 13.4%   206
PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK PHILIPPINES 6,217 28.5 0.5% 5.0%   210
FIRST BANGKOK CITY BANK THAILAND 6,088 -666.2 -- --   212
BANK DANAMON INDONESIA INDONESIA 6,084 -1.0 -- --   213
TAT LEE BANK SINGAPORE 6,032 -23.1 -- --   216
SIAM CITY BANK THAILAND 5,592 -296.0 -- --   224
BANK EKSPOR IMPOR INDON. INDONESIA 5,549 42.3 0.8% 13.1%   226
BANK INTERNASIONAL INDONESIA INDONESIA 5,311 52.6 1.0% 9.6%   235
HONG LEONG BANK MALAYSIA 5,277 49.6 0.9% 15.6%   236
CHUNG KHIAW BANK SINGAPORE 5,247 69.8 1.3% 11.9%   238
BANK OF COMMERCE (M) MALAYSIA 5,160 38.8 0.8% 8.9%   244
BANK OF THE PHIL. ISLANDS PHILIPPINES 5,109 114.1 2.2% 18.4%   247
OCBC BANK (MALAYSIA) MALAYSIA 4,976 53.1 1.1% 14.7%   253
BANK DAGANG NASIONAL INDON. INDONESIA 4,299 -12.8 -- --   277
STANDARD CHARTERED BANK MAL. MALAYSIA 4,056 83.0 2.0% 25.8%   284
BANGKOK METROPOLITAN BANK THAILAND 4,027 -499.8 -- --   285
LAND BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES PHILIPPINES 4,006 42.5 1.1% 11.5%   287
PERWIRA AFFIN BANK MALAYSIA 3,933 41.7 1.1% 12.4%   289
FAR EAST BANK & TRUST PHILIPPINES 3,929 68.0 1.7% 15.6%   290
PHIL. COML. INTL. BANK PHILIPPINES 3,612 90.8 2.5% 16.4%   299
BAPINDO INDONESIA 3,603 22.5 0.6% 14.6%   300
BANK OF ASIA THAILAND 3,350 -9.0 -- --   310
BANK TABUNGAN NEGARA INDONESIA 3,304 21.0 0.6% 7.4%   312
UNITED OVERSEAS BANK (MAL.) MALAYSIA 3,136 28.4 0.9% 10.1%   319
BANGKOK BANK OF COMMERCE THAILAND 3,132 -331.1 -- --   320
EON BANK MALAYSIA 2,847 6.9 0.2% 2.1%   324
PACIFIC BANK MALAYSIA 2,843 13.9 0.5% 6.8%   325
CITIBANK MALAYSIA MALAYSIA 2,839 51.4 1.8% 19.5%   326

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