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Company Global
($ millions)
1 Nestlé 48 101,565 Vevey
2 UBS 119 59,882 Zurich
3 Credit Suisse 164 45,296 Zurich
4 Roche Group 171 44,268 Basel
5 Novartis 183 41,459 Basel
6 ABB 230 34,944 Zurich
7 Zurich Financial Services 255 32,349 Zurich
8 Adecco 299 29,222 Glattbrugg
9 Alliance Boots 301 28,984 Zug
10 Petroplus Holdings 316 28,048 Zug
11 Xstrata 320 27,942 Zug
12 Migros 379 23,795 Zurich
13 Holcim 393 23,247 Zurich
14 Swiss Reinsurance 398 23,082 Zurich
15 Tyco International 433 21,420 Schaffhausen
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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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