6. Agricultural Bank of China
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Sector: Financial
Headquarters: Beijing

Another one of China's "big four" state-owned banks, Agricultural Bank of China is particularly active in rural areas, and has more small and medium-sized businesses on its books than its peers.

But according to Standard & Poor's, the bank also has "weaker loan quality" than its rivals, along with corresponding levels of non-performing loans.

Source: WPP and Millward Brown
- Last updated December 06 2012 09:28 PM ET