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In compiling this year's list of safest banks during the most volatile month in recent history, This publication are aiming at a moving target. Questions have emerged over the credit ratings of many of the world's banks -- some of which appear on this list. As always, the ranking has been constructed based on size and credit quality. The publication began with a pool of 500 of the world's largest banks by asset size to which it applied the most recent available ratings from Fitch Ratings, Moody's Investors Service and Standard & Poor's, with appropriate weightings. Where banks were rated equally by all three ratings agencies, the largest of the banks was awarded the highest ranking. A table of the World's Safest Banks 2008 is presented.
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