China Construction Bank

China Construction Bank (CCB) SSE: 601939 SEHK: 0939 (simplified Chinese: 中国建设银行; traditional Chinese: 中國建設銀行; pinyin: Zhōngguó Jiànshè Yínháng; often abbreviated as 建行) is one of the 'big four' banks in the People's Republic of China. To date, it is ranked as the nation's second largest and the second largest bank in the world by market capitalization. The bank has approximately 13,629 domestic branches. In addition, it maintains overseas branches in Hong Kong, Singapore, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, Tokyo and Seoul, as well as a representative office in Sydney. In June 2009, CCB opened its New York Branch and a wholly-owned subsidiary in London. Its total asset reached 8.7 trillion RMB in 2009.