Global 500 rank: 95 (Previous rank: 66)
2006 loss: $10.3 billion
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First, the bad news: Vodafone lost a bundle in 2006. Now for the good news: It was $30 billion less than the British cellular giant bled the year before. The world's No. 2 wireless carrier (by subscribers) took a huge writedown on the value of its assets in Italy and Germany, where its subsidiaries have withered under competition from cheaper upstarts.
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