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1 Royal Dutch Shell 1 458,361 The Hague
2 ING Group 8 226,577 Amsterdam
3 EADS 104 63,326 Leiden
4 LyondellBasell Industries 147 50,996 Rotterdam
5 Rabobank 165 45,215 Utrecht
6 Royal Ahold 187 40,117 Amsterdam
7 Royal Philips Electronics 195 38,807 Amsterdam
8 GasTerra 227 35,059 Groningen
9 Akzo Nobel 406 22,563 Amsterdam
10 Royal KPN 434 21,373 The Hague
11 Heineken Holding 442 21,005 Amsterdam
12 Randstad Holding 450 20,548 Diemen
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Rank # of Global 500 Companies
U.S. 140
Japan 68
France 40
Company 2008 Number of Employees
Wal-Mart Stores 2,100,000
China National Petroleum 1,618,393
State Grid 1,537,000
Company 2008 Profits
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Exxon Mobil $45,220
Gazprom $29,864
Royal Dutch Shell $26,277
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