India has added two companies to its last year’s tally. Reliance Industries is ranked 142 on the list, down from last year’s 135th spot, with a market value of 42.9 billion dollars and 71.7 billion dollars in sales. Reliance is followed by State Bank of India which is ranked 152 and has a 33 billion dollars market value.
The other Indian companies on the list are Oil and Natural Gas ranked 183, Tata Motors (263), ICICI Bank (283), Indian Oil (349), HDFC Bank (376), NTPC (431), Tata Consultancy Services (485), Bharti Airtel (506), Axis Bank (558), Infosys (672), Bharat Petroleum (757), Wipro (811), Tata Steel (903) and Adani Enterprises (944).
This year’s Global 2000 companies hail from 61 countries and account for combined revenues of $ 39 trillion, profits of $ 3 trillion, with assets worth $ 162 trillion, and a market value of $ 48 trillion. The total market value of Global 2000 companies, owing to a bull market, grew 9 percent year-over-year, Forbes said. The United Kingdom kept its fourth place with 95 companies.
Europe overall lost 20 spots to finish with 486 companies this year, falling further behind Asia (691) and North America (645) in continental rankings. France fell out of the top 5 countries, ceding its spot to South Korea while Argentina and Cyprus made their debut on the list this year. There are 200 newcomers to this year’s list including some household names like travel company Expedia and luxury jewellery retailer Tiffany. Forbes said the most notable gainers on the list include Facebook, which jumped more than 200 ranks this year thanks to rising revenue and profits. With 121 spots, construction overtook utilities as the third leading industry this year, in part thanks to the more upbeat global economic outlook, Forbes said.