Canada has topped a list made by the World Economic Forum as having the most sound banking system on the planet. It is closely followed by Sweden, Luxembourg, Australia and Denmark.
The list has been greatly shaken up by the world's current financial turmoil. Great Britain, which once ranked near the top, has fallen to 44th place out of 134. The USA has fared not much better, placing at 40.
This has put them behind such countries as Barbados, Estonia, Malta, South Africa, and Namibia in the list. The list bottoms out with the nations of Lesotho, Libya, and Algeria.