The 10 Most Profitable Chinese Companies

The ten most profitable publicly-listed Chinese companies that appear in the Forbes Global 2000 list for 2010 are listed below.


PetroChina(PTR) tops the list with a profit of $16.8B. PetroChina’s profit is comparable to  Brazilian oil company Petrobras’ (PBR) profit of $16.63B. The list above is heavily concentrated with banks taking six of the spots. None of the Chinese banks trade on the organized US exchanges. It is interesting to note that ICBC’s profit of $16.27 billion is higher than of the profits of America’s superbanks such as Bank of America(BAC), JPMorgan Chase(JPM), Wells Fargo(WFC) and Citigroup(C).

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