Fifteen Vietnamese banks have recently been named in The Asian Bankers’ AB500 ranking and survey of Asia Pacific’s strongest banks. The banks include Vietcombank, BIDV, VietinBank, and Techcombank, as well as MB, LienVietPostBank, ACB, and VPBank, in addition to HDBank, TP Bank, SHB, VIB, SeABank, Sacombank, and PVcomBank. The Asian Banker annually releases its AB500 ranking and survey of Asia Pacific’s strongest banks, an evaluation that is based on a belief that a strong bank demonstrates long-term profitability from its core businesses. The AB500 is an annual study of the financial and business performance of the commercial banking industry in the Asia Pacific region. The study comprises two different lists: the first ranks the top 500 banks in the region by asset size, while the second ranks the same 500 banks by strength.