Global 500 
Top companies
Biggest Increase in Profits*
1 Compass Group 322 27,642.4 512.5
2 Edeka Zentrale 338 3,098.3 170.9
3 Alcan 289 1,284.5 1,786.0
4 China Life Insurance 192 595.0 173.9
5 Royal Ahold 104 582.5 1,127.9
6 RAG 345 522.3 1,311.5
7 Agricultural Bank of China 277 471.7 728.4
8 J. Sainsbury 200 438.4 614.7
9 Foncière Euris 204 351.4 95.4
10 Hyundai Heavy Industries 422 332.0 736.9
11 Bharat Petroleum 325 324.9 473.1
12 Shanghai Automotive 402 319.4 89.7
13 Linde Group 485 270.4 2,306.0
14 Hindustan Petroleum 336 262.1 370.2
15 Flextronics International 378 260.3 508.6
16 Grupo Ferrovial 441 235.1 1,731.3
17 Electronic Data Systems 335 213.3 470.0
18 Swiss Reinsurance 206 212.4 3,637.2
19 BAE Systems 306 199.5 3,010.0
20 China Southern Power Grid 237 192.6 1,074.1
21 Deutsche Bahn 166 189.9 2,089.0
22 Allstate 181 182.9 4,993.0
23 DZ Bank 165 180.1 1,465.4
24 Comcast 260 173.0 2,533.0
25 Finmeccanica 454 167.5 1,239.6
26 Hanwha 374 166.2 286.5
27 Alstom 383 165.3 574.5
28 Samsung 436 165.0 204.8
29 Travelers Cos. 271 159.4 4,208.0
30 Hewlett-Packard 41 158.5 6,198.0
31 Volkswagen 16 147.8 3,449.0
32 Kingfisher 466 147.8 625.0
33 Bertelsmann 281 141.1 2,636.0
34 Pfizer 115 139.2 19,337.0
35 Time Warner 137 125.5 6,552.0
36 UniCredit Group 97 122.7 6,835.0
37 Crédit Industriel & Commercial 461 122.6 1,598.4
38 Electrolux 453 121.1 521.5
39 Toronto-Dominion Bank 360 120.8 4,040.8
40 Supervalu 167 119.2 452.0
41 Itaúsa-Investimentos Itaú 288 118.6 2,062.7
42 State Grid 29 108.4 2,237.7
43 ACS 413 107.4 1,568.4
44 Loews 425 105.6 2,491.3
45 MAN Group 375 102.2 1,160.6
46 Metro 62 100.8 1,324.9
47 Sodexho Alliance 483 96.1 395.8
48 Poste Italiane 334 95.5 847.7
49 BT 164 95.3 5,390.3
50 Credit Suisse 47 92.5 9,034.8
From the July 23, 2007 issue
*Excludes companies that lost money in 2005
How the Countries Stack Up
United States 162
Japan 67
France 38
Biggest employers
Wal-Mart Stores 1,900,000
State Grid 1,504,000
China National Petroleum 1,086,966
Most profitable companies
Exxon Mobil 39,500.0
Royal Dutch Shell 25,442.0
UAL 22,876.0
Top 5 in Asia
Toyota Motor 204,746.4
Sinopec 131,636.0
China National Petroleum 110,520.2
State Grid 107,185.5
Honda Motor 94,790.5
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