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Asia
Asia
Rank
Company Global
500
rank
Country Revenues
($ millions)
1 Sinopec Group 5 China 375,214
2 China National Petroleum 6 China 352,338
3 State Grid 7 China 259,142
4 Toyota Motor 10 Japan 235,364
5 Japan Post Holdings 13 Japan 211,019
6 Samsung Electronics 20 South Korea 148,944
7 Nippon Telegraph & Telephone 29 Japan 133,077
8 Hitachi 38 Japan 122,419
9 JX Holdings 41 Japan 119,258
10 Nissan Motor 42 Japan 119,166
11 Hon Hai Precision Industry 43 Taiwan 117,514
12 Industrial & Commercial Bank of China 54 China 109,040
13 Honda Motor 64 Japan 100,663
14 SK Holdings 65 South Korea 100,394
15 Panasonic 66 Japan 99,373
16 Petronas 68 Malaysia 97,355
17 Nippon Life Insurance 74 Japan 90,782
18 China Construction Bank 77 China 89,648
19 China Mobile Communications 81 China 87,544
20 Indian Oil 83 India 86,016
21 Agricultural Bank of China 84 China 84,803
22 Sony 87 Japan 82,237
23 Noble Group 91 China 80,732
24 Bank of China 93 China 80,230
25 PTT 95 Thailand 79,690
26 Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance 96 Japan 77,463
27 Toshiba 97 Japan 77,260
28 Reliance Industries 99 India 76,119
29 China State Construction Engineering 100 China 76,024
30 China National Offshore Oil 101 China 75,514
31 BHP Billiton 108 Australia 71,739
32 China Railway Construction 111 China 71,443
33 China Railway Group 112 China 71,263
34 Sinochem Group 113 China 70,990
35 Mitsubishi 115 Japan 70,492
36 Hyundai Motor 117 South Korea 70,227
37 Tokyo Electric Power 127 Japan 67,751
38 China Life Insurance 129 China 67,274
39 SAIC Motor 130 China 67,255
40 Mitsui 132 Japan 66,512
41 AEON 134 Japan 65,989
42 Dongfeng Motor Group 142 China 62,911
43 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 144 Japan 62,706
44 Dai-ichi Life Insurance 145 Japan 62,462
45 POSCO 146 South Korea 62,230
46 Seven & I Holdings 151 Japan 60,668
47 China Southern Power Grid 152 China 60,538
48 China FAW Group 165 China 57,003
49 Fujitsu 166 Japan 56,582
50 Marubeni 168 Japan 55,604
51 China Minmetals 169 China 54,509
52 Wesfarmers 171 Australia 54,147
53 Itochu 172 Japan 54,093
54 Woolworths 175 Australia 53,559
55 Nippon Steel 180 Japan 51,812
56 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 191 Japan 49,967
57 CITIC Group 194 China 49,339
58 LG Electronics 196 South Korea 48,977
59 Baosteel Group 197 China 48,916
60 Idemitsu Kosan 199 Japan 48,828
61 Hyundai Heavy Industries 203 South Korea 48,485
62 China North Industries Group 205 China 48,154
63 MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings 209 Japan 47,684
64 Mitsubishi Electric 214 Japan 46,094
65 China Communications Construction 216 China 45,959
66 KDDI 220 Japan 45,241
67 China Telecommunications 221 China 45,170
68 Canon 224 Japan 44,631
69 Bharat Petroleum 225 India 44,582
70 Commonwealth Bank of Australia 227 Australia 44,306
71 Westpac Banking 229 Australia 44,112
72 China Resources National 233 China 43,440
73 Shenhua Group 234 China 43,356
74 GS Caltex 235 South Korea 43,280
75 Tokio Marine Holdings 236 Japan 43,264
76 China South Industries Group 238 China 43,160
77 Sumitomo Life Insurance 239 Japan 43,086
78 Ping An Insurance 242 China 42,110
79 China Huaneng Group 246 China 41,481
80 Sumitomo 247 Japan 41,301
81 Aviation Industry Corp. of China 250 China 40,835
82 Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings 252 Japan 40,632
83 Softbank 253 Japan 40,559
84 National Australia Bank 254 Australia 40,521
85 JFE Holdings 256 Japan 40,104
86 China Post Group 258 China 40,023
87 Denso 259 Japan 39,954
88 Korea Electric Power 264 South Korea 39,296
89 Kia Motors 266 South Korea 38,988
90 Hindustan Petroleum 267 India 38,885
91 HeBei Iron & Steel Group 269 China 38,722
92 NEC 271 Japan 38,462
93 Jardine Matheson 275 China 37,967
94 Bridgestone 276 Japan 37,943
95 Quanta Computer 279 Taiwan 37,770
96 China Metallurgical Group 280 China 37,613
97 State Bank of India 285 India 36,950
98 Australia & New Zealand Banking Group 291 Australia 36,731
99 People's Insurance Co. of China 292 China 36,549
100 Shougang Group 295 China 36,117
101 Aluminum Corp. of China 298 China 35,839
102 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries 299 Japan 35,727
103 Kansai Electric Power 301 Japan 35,607
104 NKSJ Holdings 306 Japan 35,343
105 Medipal Holdings 310 Japan 34,832
106 Tata Motors 314 India 34,575
107 Mizuho Financial Group 316 Japan 34,394
108 China National Aviation Fuel Group 318 China 34,352
109 Wuhan Iron & Steel 321 China 34,260
110 Bank of Communications 326 China 33,872
111 Cosmo Oil 329 Japan 33,672
112 Jizhong Energy Group 330 China 33,661
113 China United Network Communications 333 China 33,336
114 CPC 337 Taiwan 32,769
115 China Guodian 341 China 32,580
116 Jiangsu Shagang Group 346 China 32,097
117 East Japan Railway 347 Japan 32,070
118 China Railway Materials 349 China 31,991
119 Suzuki Motor 350 Japan 31,817
120 Huawei Investment & Holding 351 China 31,543
121 Sharp 354 Japan 31,104
122 Chubu Electric Power 356 Japan 31,020
123 Oil & Natural Gas 357 India 30,746
124 Hutchison Whampoa 362 China 30,023
125 China National Building Materials Group 365 China 30,022
126 Sinomach 367 China 29,846
127 China Datang 369 China 29,603
128 Lenovo Group 370 China 29,574
129 Alfresa Holdings 371 Japan 29,551
130 Aisin Seiki 379 Japan 29,183
131 S-Oil 383 South Korea 28,808
132 China Ocean Shipping 384 China 28,796
133 Showa Shell Sekiyu 389 Japan 28,497
134 Power China 390 China 28,289
135 COFCO 393 China 28,190
136 Henan Coal & Chemical 397 China 27,919
137 Fujifilm Holdings 400 Japan 27,804
138 Tata Steel 401 India 27,739
139 ChemChina 402 China 27,707
140 Formosa Petrochemical 408 Taiwan 27,179
141 T&D Holdings 413 Japan 26,649
142 Tewoo Group 416 China 26,411
143 Maruhan 418 Japan 26,333
144 Sumitomo Electric Industries 422 Japan 26,082
145 China Electronics 425 China 26,022
146 Zhejiang Materials Industry Group 426 China 25,833
147 Japan Tobacco 427 Japan 25,759
148 Mazda Motor 428 Japan 25,749
149 Korea Gas 429 South Korea 25,721
150 China Huadian 433 China 25,270
151 China Shipbuilding Industry 434 China 25,144
152 Komatsu 436 Japan 25,099
153 Telstra 438 Australia 24,968
154 Shandong Weiqiao Pioneering Group 440 China 24,906
155 Sumitomo Chemical 446 Japan 24,670
156 Shanxi Coal Transportation & Sales Group 447 China 24,533
157 Woori Finance Holdings 449 South Korea 24,435
158 China Pacific Insurance (Group) 450 China 24,429
159 China Power Investment 451 China 24,400
160 Shandong Energy Group 460 China 24,131
161 Ricoh 461 Japan 24,108
162 Ansteel Group 462 China 24,089
163 Hyundai Mobis 465 South Korea 23,736
164 Kobe Steel 467 Japan 23,617
165 Compal Electronics 468 Taiwan 23,591
166 Suzuken 469 Japan 23,556
167 Nomura Holdings 471 Japan 23,453
168 Daiwa House Industry 472 Japan 23,415
169 Zhejiang Geely Holding Group 475 China 23,356
170 Yamada Denki 477 Japan 23,246
171 Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha 481 Japan 22,896
172 Mitsubishi Motors 482 Japan 22,890
173 Greenland Holding Group 483 China 22,873
174 Xinxing Cathay International Group 484 China 22,832
175 Caltex Australia 486 Australia 22,810
176 Kailuan Group 490 China 22,519
177 Wistron 493 Taiwan 22,408
178 Tokyo Gas 496 Japan 22,218
179 China Merchants Bank 498 China 22,094
From the July 23, 2012 issue
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China 73
Japan 68
Company 2011 Number of Employees
Wal-Mart Stores 2,200,000
China National Petroleum 1,668,072
State Grid 1,583,000
Company 2011 Profits
($ millions)
Gazprom $44,459.6
Exxon Mobil $41,060
Industrial & Commercial Bank of China $32,214.1
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