The World’s Top 100 Non-Financial TNCs Ranked by Foreign Assets 2015

The World’s Top 100 Non-Financial Trans-National Corporations (TNCs) ranked by Foreign Assets as of 2015 are listed in the table below: Source: UNCTAD A few observations: Oil and auto firms dominate the top 10 this ranking based on foreign assets with Royal Dutch Shell (RDS-A, RDS-B) taking the first spot. Apple(AAPL) which is ranked number …

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The Top 10 S&P 500 Companies by Cash and Cash Equivalents

U.S. firms hoard billions of cash and equivalents unable to deploy them for growth or distribute them with shareholders. Some of this cash is stashed abroad to avoid paying high US corporate taxes. In September I wrote an article listing the Top 25 Global Public Cash-Rich Companies. In this post let us take a quick …

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The Top 50 Global Pharma Companies 2016 By Sales

The Pharmaceutical Executive magazine published its 16th annual ranking of the Top 50 Pharma Companies Worldwide for 2016 based on sales revenue in 2015. This list can be used as a starting point for investors looking to research into global drug companies. The Top 50 Global Pharma Companies for 2016 are listed in the tables below: …

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The Top 25 Global Public Cash-Rich Companies

Public companies world-wide continue to hoard a significant portion of their assets in cash and cash equivalents rather then investing them. Large US firms are among the top hoarders of cash. There are a few logical reasons for holding cash such as taxation on profits repatriated to the US from overseas. But the negative effects …

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The Fortune Global 500 of Year 2016

Fortune magazine recently published its famous Fortune Global 500 list. The top 10 companies from the ranking for 2016 are shown in the table below: Source: Fortune US retailer Walmart(WMT) is the world’s largest firm with a revenue of over $482 billion. The second spot went to Chinese utility State Grid. The importance of oil …

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The Top Global Container Shipping Companies

The global shipping industry is dominated by a few companies. With more mergers planned, the industry’s concentration among a few players is going to get bigger. The companies in the industry are huge and are critical to global trade as they operate container ships that transport from one part of the world to another. The world’s …

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