Global 500 rank: 21 (Previous rank: 37)
Profits (millions): $21,133
Change from 2005: 28.4%
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Its $35 billion acquisition of credit-card issuer MBNA last year helped boost consumer and business banking profits by $4.3 billion. The acquisition of U.S. Trust, an asset management firm specializing in very wealthy clients, in late 2006, is expected to drive profit growth next year.
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