Business Week's Top Global Companies

Business Week has published this year's Global 1200 in terms of market value. Market value equals share price on 31st November, multiplied by the number of shares outstanding, translated into US dollars at November exchange rates.

Here's the Top 20 (last year's rank in brackets):

1(1). General Electric - $733.42bn

2(2). Exxon Mobil - $361.09bn

3(3). Microsoft - $294.65bn

4(4). Citigroup - $245.61bn

5(5). BP  $236.23bn

6(8). Royal Dutch Shell - $211.79bn

7(6). Wal-Mart Stores - $202.14bn

8(18). Procter & Gamble - $195.44bn

9(9). Bank of America - $184.16bn

10(12). Johnson & Johnson - $183.71bn

11(10). HSBC Holdings - $179.05bn

12(13). American International Group - $174.27bn

13(15). Intel - $160.83bn

14(17). Toyota - $158.20

15(7). Pfizer - $156.27

16(23). Altria Group - $151.42bn

17(16). Total - $149.25bn

18(11). Vodafone Group - $147.64bn

19(20). GlaxoSmithKline - $146.85

20(22). Novartis - $145.52bn


Other entries of interest include:

22(19). JP Morgan Chase - $13401bn

25(65). Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group - $126.37bn

30(26). Wells Fargo - $105.54bn

38(30). UBS - $94.47bn

39(35). Royal Bank of Scotland Group - $90.60bn

46(54). Wachovia - $82.93bn

47(72). Banco Santander Central Hispano - $79.65bn

49(87). Mizuho Financial Group - $76.62bn

57(68). ING Groep - $71.87bn

60(121). Sumitomo Mitsui Financial - $68.99bn

65(67). BNP Paribas - $66bn

66(53). Barclays - $65.97bn

68(137). Unicredito Italiano - $64.39bn

70(50). American Express - $63.71bn

73(88). Merrill Lynch - $61.04bn

74(75). Morgan Stanley - $60.67bn

75(79). HBOS - $60.35bn

76(86). BBVA - $60.05bn

81(91). Goldman Sachs - $58.49

83(119). Axa - $57.57bn

92(77). US Bancorp - $55.04bn

94(102). Credit Suisse Group - $54.15bn

95(103). Allianz - $54.42


Source - Business Week

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