Global 500 
Europe's top 50
1 3 Royal Dutch Shell Netherlands 306,731
2 4 BP Britain 267,600
3 7 DaimlerChrysler Germany 186,106
4 12 Total France 152,361
5 13 ING Group Netherlands 138,235
6 15 AXA France 129,839
7 16 Allianz Germany 121,406
8 17 Volkswagen Germany 118,377
9 18 Fortis Belgium/Netherlands 112,351
10 19 Crédit Agricole France 110,765
11 21 Assicurazioni Generali Italy 101,404
12 22 Siemens Germany 100,099
13 25 Carrefour France 94,455
14 26 HSBC Holdings Britain 93,494
15 27 ENI Italy 92,603
16 28 Aviva Britain 92,579
17 34 BNP Paribas France 85,687
18 36 UBS Switzerland 84,708
19 48 Deutsche Bank Germany 76,228
20 49 HBOS Britain 75,799
21 52 Prudential Britain 74,745
22 53 Nestlé Switzerland 74,659
23 54 Deutsche Telekom Germany 74,062
24 55 Dexia Group Belgium 72,814
24 55 Metro Germany 72,814
26 57 Credit Suisse Switzerland 72,193
27 58 Royal Bank of Scotland Britain 71,164
28 59 Tesco Britain 71,128
29 60 Peugeot France 69,915
30 63 Zurich Financial Services Switzerland 67,186
31 64 E.ON Germany 66,313
32 66 Vodafone Britain 65,314
33 67 Société Générale France 64,442
34 68 Électricité De France France 63,434
35 70 Statoil Norway 61,033
36 71 France Télécom France 60,933
37 74 Munich Re Group Germany 60,256
38 75 Deutsche Post Germany 59,990
39 78 BMW Germany 57,973
40 79 Fiat Italy 57,834
41 82 ABN AMRO Holding Netherlands 56,615
42 83 Royal Ahold Netherlands 56,427
43 84 Repsol YPF Spain 56,424
44 85 Legal & General Group Britain 56,385
45 89 Lloyds TSB Group Britain 55,407
46 90 ThyssenKrupp Germany 55,261
47 93 Santander Central Hispano Group Spain 53,849
48 94 BASF Germany 53,113
49 96 Suez France 52,743
50 99 Robert Bosch Germany 52,208
From the July 24, 2006 issue
How the Countries Stack Up
United States 170
Japan 70
Britain, France (tied) 38
Biggest employers
Wal-Mart Stores 1,800,000
China National Petroleum 1,090,232
State Grid 844,031
Most profitable companies
Exxon Mobil 36,130
Royal Dutch Shell 25,311
Citigroup 24,589
Top 5 in Asia
Toyota Motor 185,805
Sinopec 98,784
Nippon Telegraph & Telephone 94,869
Honda Motor 87,510
State Grid 86,984