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Top Indian Banks in Asia-Pacific Region: S&P Global Report

According to a recent report by S&P Global, three Indian banks—State Bank of India (SBI), HDFC Bank, and ICICI Bank—have secured positions among the top 50 banks in the Asia-Pacific region based on their assets.

State Bank of India (SBI)

  • SBI, India’s largest commercial bank, claimed the top spot among Indian banks in the 2023 list.
  • It improved its ranking from 20 in 2022 to 21 in 2023, with assets reaching $780.05 billion.


  • HDFC Bank, India’s largest private sector bank, saw a significant jump in its ranking from 46 in 2022 to 33 in 2023.
  • The merger with the Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) in 2023 contributed to this rise, with assets totaling $464.34 billion.


  • ICICI Bank, the second-largest private sector bank in India, made its debut on the list, securing the 48th position.
  • Its inclusion reflects the impressive growth in assets, marking a milestone for the bank.

Comparative Analysis

  • Despite the remarkable growth of Indian banks, particularly the top three, their assets remain substantially lower compared to Chinese and Japanese counterparts.
  • Chinese banks dominated the list, with six out of the top 10 banks in the region being Chinese.
  • Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd. retained its position as the largest bank in the region, highlighting the vast difference in asset size between Chinese and Indian banks.

Declines in Japanese and South Korean Banks

  • Japanese and South Korean banks experienced declines in their rankings, with combined assets dropping in 2023.
  • Japanese lenders witnessed a 2.5% decline, while South Korean banks saw a 0.9% decrease compared to the previous year.

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