Awards: Why City, StanChart won out in Bangladesh

We are setting out the rationale for the choices made in our Country Awards. In Bangladesh, there were clear winners in the local and international categories.

In May, FinanceAsia named the winners of its annual Country Awards for Achievement. In June, we'll present the awards at our annual awards dinner in Hong Kong. Today, we begin presenting the rationale for our decisions, to celebrate the best in banking from across the region, starting with the fast-evolving Bangladesh market.

BEST BANK, BEST INVESTMENT BANK CITY BANK

Bangladesh is always a difficult country to judge because its top tier banks have different strengths. This year, we decided City Bank deserved to regain the crown for two main reasons.

Firstly, it underscored its strong corporate banking franchise with...

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