China is now home to four of the world's five biggest banks, according to SNL Financial. But do not call them global just yet.
Founded in 1954 as the People’s Construction Bank of China, China Construction Bank is one of the 'big four' banks in the People's Republic of China. The other three are Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Bank of China and Agricultural Bank of China. In 2011 CCB was the second largest bank in the world by market capitalisation and 13th largest company in the world.