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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Dividend Growers Beat Dividend Payers And Non-Dividend Payers Over The Long Term

When picking stocks to hold for the long-term it is important to not only buy dividend payers but also own dividend growers. Companies that consistently raise their dividends year after year or even every few years tend to outperform those firms in terms of stock price growth that do not pay dividends or maintain the same …

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The Top 10 S&P 500 Companies By Sales, Net Income and Market Capitalization

Apple Inc. (AAPL) seem to be losing its shine. The stock has been in a flat to downward trend for many months now. In 5 years, Apple stock has more than doubled. However in one year, it is down about 15% excluding dividends and year-to-date it is basically flat. Despite the lackluster performance, Apple still …

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The Platts Top 250 Global Energy Companies 2015

Every year Platts, a unit of McGraw Hill Financial published the world’s top 250 energy company rankings. This list can be important source for investors looking to invest in the energy space which includes oil, natural gas electric and gas utilities. With the current turmoil in the oil industry some investors may be interested in …

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The Top 10 Non-Financial State-Owned Multi-National Companies

Governments in some countries own major stakes in private companies.This type of state ownership is not only limited to emerging countries but is prevalent in developed countries as well. The table below shows the The Top 10 Non-Financial State-Owned Multi-National Companies ranked by foreign assets: Click to enlarge Source: World Investment Report 2015, UNCTAD Volkswagen(VLKAY) is …

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Infographic: The Top 40 Asian Retailers

Here is an infographic showing the Top 40 Retailers in Asia: Click to enlarge Source: Euromonitor International In 2014, the top 500 Asian retailers had sales of US $1.1 Trillion. Japanese companies dominate the top 10 list as they have consolidated in the local market and expanded in regional markets as well.Walmart’s (WMT) China subsidiary …

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