Global 500 
Europe's top 50
1 2 BP Britain 285,059.0
2 4 Royal Dutch/Shell Group Britain/Netherlands 268,690.0
3 6 DaimlerChrysler Germany 176,687.5
4 10 Total France 152,609.5
5 13 AXA France 121,606.3
6 14 Allianz Germany 118,937.2
7 15 Volkswagen Germany 110,648.7
8 17 ING Group Netherlands 105,886.4
9 21 Siemens Germany 91,493.2
10 22 Carrefour France 90,381.7
11 24 Assicurazioni Generali Italy 83,267.6
12 30 Fortis Belgium/Netherlands 75,518.1
13 33 ENI Italy 74,227.7
14 35 Aviva Britain 73,025.2
15 36 HSBC Holdings Britain 72,550.0
16 37 Deutsche Telekom Germany 71,988.9
17 41 Peugeot France 70,641.9
18 42 Metro Germany 70,159.3
19 43 Nestlé Switzerland 69,825.7
20 45 BNP Paribas France 68,654.4
21 49 Royal Ahold Netherlands 64,675.6
22 53 Vodafone Britain 62,971.4
23 54 Tesco Britain 62,458.7
24 55 Munich Re Group Germany 60,705.5
25 57 Fiat Italy 59,972.9
26 58 Royal Bank of Scotland Britain 59,750.0
27 59 Zurich Financial Services Switzerland 59,678.0
28 60 Crédit Agricole France 59,053.8
29 61 Credit Suisse Switzerland 58,825.0
30 63 France Télécom France 58,652.1
31 64 Électricité De France France 58,367.2
32 66 UBS Switzerland 56,917.8
33 68 Deutsche Bank Germany 55,669.5
34 69 E.ON Germany 55,652.1
35 70 Deutsche Post Germany 55,388.4
36 71 BMW Germany 55,142.2
37 78 RWE Germany 50,951.9
38 79 Suez France 50,670.1
39 80 Renault France 50,639.7
40 81 Unilever Britain/Netherlands 49,960.7
41 83 Robert Bosch Germany 49,759.2
42 85 ThyssenKrupp Germany 48,756.1
43 87 HBOS Britain 47,755.7
44 89 Prudential Britain 47,055.8
45 91 BASF Germany 46,686.6
46 93 Enel Italy 45,530.4
47 95 Statoil Norway 45,440.0
48 97 Repsol YPF Spain 44,857.5
49 101 ABN AMRO Holding Netherlands 42,319.0
50 106 Saint-Gobain France 39,831.5
From the July 25, 2005 issue
How the Countries Stack Up
U.S. 176
Japan 81
France 39
Most profitable companies
ExxonMobil 25,330.0
Royal Dutch/Shell Group 18,183.0
Citigroup 17,046.0
General Electric 16,593.0
Top 5 in Asia
Toyota Motor 172,616.3
Nippon Telegraph & Telephone 100,545.3
Hitachi 83,993.9
Matsushita Electric Industrial 81,077.7
Honda Motor 80,486.6