The World’s Top 100 Non-Financial TNCs Ranked by Foreign Assets

The Global Top 100 Non-Financial Trans-National Corporations (TNCs) ranked by Foreign Assets as of 2013 are listed in the table below:

RankCorporationCountryIndustryForeign Assets (in Millions of dollars)Total Assets (in Millions of dollars)
1General Electric CoUnited StatesElectrical & electronic equipment331 160656 560
2Royal Dutch Shell plcUnited KingdomPetroleum expl./ref./distr.301 898357 512
3Toyota Motor CorporationJapanMotor vehicles274 380403 088
4Exxon Mobil CorporationUnited StatesPetroleum expl./ref./distr.231 033346 808
5Total SAFrancePetroleum expl./ref./distr.226 717238 870
6BP plcUnited KingdomPetroleum expl./ref./distr.202 899305 690
7Vodafone Group PlcUnited KingdomTelecommunications182 837202 763
8Volkswagen GroupGermanyMotor vehicles176 656446 555
9Chevron CorporationUnited StatesPetroleum expl./ref./distr.175 736253 753
10Eni SpAItalyPetroleum expl./ref./distr.141 021190 125
11Enel SpAItalyElectricity, gas and water140 396226 006
12Glencore Xstrata PLCSwitzerlandMining & quarrying135 080154 932
13Anheuser-Busch InBev NVBelgiumFood, beverages and tobacco134 549141 666
14EDF SAFranceUtilities (Electricity, gas and water)130 161353 574
15Nestlé SASwitzerlandFood, beverages and tobacco124 730129 969
16E.ON AGGermanyUtilities (Electricity, gas and water)124 429179 988
17GDF SuezFranceUtilities (Electricity, gas and water)121 402219 759
18Deutsche Telekom AGGermanyTelecommunications120 350162 671
19Apple Computer IncUnited StatesElectrical & electronic equipment119 918207 000
20Honda Motor Co LtdJapanMotor vehicles118 476151 965
21Mitsubishi CorporationJapanWholesale trade112 762148 752
22Siemens AGGermanyElectrical & electronic equipment110 462137 863
23ArcelorMittalLuxembourgMetal and metal products109 602112 308
24Iberdrola SASpainUtilities (Electricity, gas and water)108 679127 235
25Johnson & JohnsonUnited StatesPharmaceuticals96 803132 683
26Nissan Motor Co LtdJapanMotor vehicles95 228143 029
27Hutchison Whampoa LimitedHong Kong, ChinaDiversified91 436105 169
28Fiat S.p.A.ItalyMotor vehicles90 985119 474
29Pfizer IncUnited StatesPharmaceuticals90 403172 101
30BMW AGGermanyMotor vehicles88 370190 511
31Wal-Mart Stores IncUnited StatesRetail & Trade88 206204 751
32Daimler AGGermanyMotor vehicles87 257232 023
33Telefonica SASpainTelecommunications87 156163 654
34Mitsui & Co LtdJapanWholesale trade86 023107 016
35Ford Motor CompanyUnited StatesMotor vehicles79 092203 752
36CITIC GroupChinaDiversified78 602565 884
37Statoil ASANorwayPetroleum expl./ref./distr.78 185144 741
38Airbus Group NVFranceAircraft77 614128 474
39Novartis AGSwitzerlandPharmaceuticals71 941126 254
40Procter & Gamble CoUnited StatesDiversified70 981139 263
41Hon Hai Precision IndustriesTaiwan Province of ChinaElectrical & electronic equipment70 65977 089
42General Motors CoUnited StatesMotor vehicles70 074166 344
43Anglo American plcUnited KingdomMining & quarrying68 95571 165
44BHP Billiton Group LtdAustraliaMining & quarrying67 649139 178
45Repsol YPF SASpainPetroleum expl./ref./distr.66 01189 613
46International Business Machines CorporationUnited StatesElectrical & electronic equipment60 841126 223
47BASF SEGermanyChemicals58 32388 644
48Rio Tinto PLCUnited KingdomMining & quarrying58 059111 025
49Microsoft CorporationUnited StatesPrepackaged software57 087142 431
50Unilever PLCUnited KingdomDiversified55 76962 664
51BG Group plcUnited KingdomOil and gas field exploration55 02665 974
52Hewlett-Packard CoUnited StatesElectrical & electronic equipment54 548105 676
53ConocoPhillipsUnited StatesPetroleum expl./ref./distr.54 430118 057
54Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SAFranceNon-metallic mineral products53 70462 957
55SABMiller PLCUnited KingdomFood, beverages and tobacco53 33253 751
56OrangeFranceTelecommunications52 362118 178
57RWE AGGermanyUtilities (Electricity, gas and water)52 336111 688
58Roche GroupSwitzerlandPharmaceuticals50 83767 084
59Mondelez International, Inc.United StatesFood, beverages and tobacco50 83472 557
60Sumitomo CorporationJapanWholesale trade49 66284 326
61GlaxoSmithKline PLCUnited KingdomPharmaceuticals49 46069 403
62Petronas - Petroliam Nasional BhdMalaysiaPetroleum expl./ref./distr.49 072163 275
63AP Moller - Maersk A/SDenmarkTransport and storage48 73074 451
64SanofiFrancePharmaceuticals48 403132 266
65Vattenfall ABSwedenElectricity, gas and water47 66775 105
66Vale SABrazilMining & quarrying47 247124 289
67Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.Korea, Republic ofElectrical & electronic equipment46 425203 671
68Schlumberger LtdUnited StatesOther consumer services45 50767 100
69Imperial Tobacco Group PLCUnited KingdomTobacco45 44445 872
70United Technologies CorporationUnited StatesAircraft44 78690 594
71Christian Dior SAFranceTextiles43 90871 981
72Tesco PLCUnited KingdomRetail & Trade43 48883 565
73China Ocean Shipping (Group) CompanyChinaTransport and storage43 45256 126
74Linde AGGermanyChemicals43 04845 090
75Sony CorporationJapanElectrical & electronic equipment42 239149 161
76British American Tobacco PLCUnited KingdomFood, beverages and tobacco41 94044 329
77Caterpillar IncUnited StatesConstruction41 52684 896
78Lafarge SAFranceNon-metallic mineral products41 48451 046
79Volvo ABSwedenMotor vehicles41 18553 242
80Google Inc.United StatesSoftware40 916110 920
81Renault SAFranceMotor vehicles40 866103 252
82Marubeni CorporationJapanWholesale trade40 67770 578
83ABB Ltd.SwitzerlandEngineerig services39 89348 064
84AstraZeneca PLCUnited KingdomPharmaceuticals39 70055 899
85Liberty Global plcUnited KingdomTelecommunications38 12967 714
86Carrefour SAFranceRetail & Trade37 91359 981
87OMV AGAustriaPetroleum expl./ref./distr.37 28243 765
88ITOCHU CorporationJapanWholesale trade37 07576 347
89Barrick Gold CorporationCanadaGold mining36 91137 448
90The Coca-Cola CompanyUnited StatesFood, beverages and tobacco36 86090 055
91CargillUnited StatesFood35 92859 880
92Pepsico IncUnited StatesFood, beverages and tobacco35 86377 478
93WPP PLCUnited KingdomBusiness services35 64941 236
94Deutsche Post AGGermanyTransport and storage35 48948 848
95Merck & CoUnited StatesPharmaceuticals34 552105 645
96Diageo PLCUnited KingdomFood, beverages and tobacco34 43138 157
97Teva Pharmaceutical Industries LimitedIsraelPharmaceuticals34 37647 508
98China National Offshore Oil CorpChinaPetroleum expl./ref./distr.34 276129 834
99Japan Tobacco IncJapanFood, beverages and tobacco34 05444 858
100Koninklijke Philips Electronics NVNetherlandsElectrical & electronic equipment33 90136 568

Source: UNCTAD

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From a potential investment perspective investors can consider the following ten stocks for further research:

1.Company: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
Current Dividend Yield: 2.68%
Country: USA

2.Company: Nestle SA (NSRGY)
Current Dividend Yield: 3.19%
Country: Switzerland

3.Company: Diageo PLC (DEO)
Current Dividend Yield: 2.89%
Country: UK

4.Company: Vodafone Group PLC (VOD)
Current Dividend Yield: 7.10%
Country: UK

5.Company: British American Tobacco PLC (BTI)
Current Dividend Yield: 4.15%
Country: UK

6.Company: Total SA (TOT)
Current Dividend Yield: 5.05%
Country: France

7.Company: BASF SE (BASFY)
Current Dividend Yield: 3.77%
Country: Germany

8.Company: Novartis AG (NVS)
Current Dividend Yield: 2.94%
Country: Switzerland

9.Company: Unilever PLC (UL)
Current Dividend Yield: 3.45%
Country: UK

10.Company: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (TEVA)
Current Dividend Yield: 2.62%
Country: Israel

Note: Dividend yields noted above are as of Sept 15, 2014. Data is known to be accurate from sources used. Please use your own due diligence before making any investment decisions.

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