Founded in 1984, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) is the largest bank in the world by profit and market capitalisation as of 2012. It is one of China's 'Big Four' state-owned commercial banks -- the other three are Bank of China, Agricultural Bank of China, and China Construction Bank.

ICBC plan sets limit on new shares in flotation

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the mainland's largest commercial lender, has proposed limiting the number of new shares in its up to US$15 billion international public share sale later this year in a bid to gain a higher valuation.