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Banking system z-scores, 2017 - Country rankings:

The average for 2017 based on 179 countries was 14.45 index points.The highest value was in Jordan: 57.16 index points and the lowest value was in Vanuatu: 0.84 index points. The indicator is available from 1996 to 2017. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: index points; Source: Bankscope
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Definition: The index captures the probability of default of a country's banking system. Z-score compares the buffer of a country's banking system (capitalization and returns) with the volatility of those returns. It is estimated as (ROA+(equity/assets))/sd(ROA); sd(ROA) is the standard deviation of ROA. ROA, equity, and assets are country-level aggregate figures. Calculated from underlying bank-by-bank unconsolidated data from Bankscope.
Banking system z-scores in the European union
Banking system z-scores in Europe
Banking system z-scores in Asia
Banking system z-scores in Africa
Banking system z-scores in North America
Banking system z-scores in South America
Banking system z-scores in Australia


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