Ranking of the top 100 global companies by market capitalisation
market capitalisation of Global Top 100 companies – 15% up on prior year.
gain in value for the Technology sector, which leads for the third year running.
2 new entrants
to the top ten. Chinese companies Tencent and Alibaba replace US companies Exxon Mobil and Wells Fargo.
In this report we have ranked the top 100 global companies by market capitalisation and compared how the list has evolved from March 2009 to March 2018. We have identified the risers and the fallers, looked at sector dynamics and provided a view on how the global landscape has changed.
“The most striking feature of this year’s figures is the strong increases in the value of the leading Chinese companies. For many years, US companies have used their global reach, financial strength and ability to innovate to pull away from the rest of the world. Now China is drawing on equivalent attributes, founded on the huge scale of the Chinese market, to make inroads into the US’s lead. Tencent and Alibaba’s entry into the Top 10 is a clear sign of their success in doing this.”
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