Rank: 10 (Previous rank: 5)
CEO: Akio Toyoda
Address: 1 Toyota-cho
Ending two consecutive years of record earnings, Toyota saw sales fall 11% and reported its first operating loss since 1938. The Japanese exporter became so interested in wooing customers to its lots that it followed other companies and unveiled its first interest-free financing program toward the end of the year.
To refocus, the company is now getting back to the basics. Its first step: Recently letting Akio Toyoda, the grandson of founder Kiichiro Toyoda, take over as president.
Industry: Motor Vehicles and Parts
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|Company||2008 Number of Employees|
|China National Petroleum||1,618,393|