Each year we announce the best banks and brokers by country. The time period under consideration was July 2002 to the present. Here we list the winners of Australia, China/HK, India, Indonesia, Japan and South Korea. Full write-ups with explanations for the decisions can be read in the July issue of FinanceAsia magazine.

Australia

Best local bank Commonwealth Bank

Best foreign bank Citigroup

Best local investment bank Macquarie

Best foreign investment bank UBS

China/Hong Kong

Best local bank in China  ICBC

Best local bank in Hong Kong  HSBC

Best foreign bank in China HSBC

Best foreign bank in Hong Kong Citigroup

Best Hong Kong and China investment bank Goldman Sachs

Best local broker in China Hai Tong

India

Best local bank HDFC Bank

Best foreign bank HSBC

Best investment bank Kotak Investment Banking

Indonesia

Best local bank Bank Mandiri

Best foreign bank HSBC

Best local investment bank Danareksa

Best foreign investment bank CSFB

Japan

Best local bank Shinsei

Best foreign bank Citigroup

Best investment bank Nomura

South Korea

Best local bank Kookmin

Best foreign bank Citigroup

Best local investment bank Samsung Securities

Best local broker Samsung Securities

Best foreign investment bank CSFB

Tomorrow: Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.