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ING Group
13. ING Group
Global 500 rank: 13 (Previous rank: 13)
2006 Revenues (millions): $158,274
Headquarters: Amsterdam
Country: Netherlands
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The Dutch financial conglomerate earned more than 80% of its revenue from retirement services and life insurance in Western Europe, the Americas, and Asia. A strong insurance market helped overall revenues grow 14.5% in 2006. ING also owns the world's biggest online bank, ING Direct, which had 17 million customers and $253 billion in deposits at the end of last year. It's a small segment of ING's business for now, but ING hopes that online banking growth in Europe and Asia will drive future revenue growth.

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