The combined market capital of the world’s Top 100 companies has experienced a swing of more than 10 trillion dollars after the financial bubble burst in 2008. The most valuable publicly listed companies are from the technology, consumer services or health care sectors- and they are mostly US companies. In terms of growth, technology and consumer services are the most improved sectors by market cap in the Top 100.
In this report we have ranked the Ttop 100 global companies by market capitalisation and compared how the list has evolved from March 2008 annually through to March 2013. We have identified the risers and the fallers, looked at sector dynamics and presented a view on how the global landscape has changed.