3 Chinese banks top Forbes’ list of biggest firms

2014 综合得分

or the second year running, China’s ICBC bank heads the Global 2000 list put out by Forbes magazine of the world’s biggest firms.

New York, May 7 (EFE). — Chinese banks occupy the first three spots on the Global 2000 list of the world’s biggest public firms published Wednesday by Forbes magazine, where for the first time in the 11 editions of the list not a single European company appears among the top 10.

The Forbes list on which only publicly traded firms that meet assorted criteria such as income, profits, assets and market value are included is headed for the second consecutive year by Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), while China Construction Bank is in second place.

Agricultural Bank of China rose five slots to third place, followed by JPMorgan Chase, the largest U.S. bank, and Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffet’s investment conglomerate.

Oil major Exxon Mobil, General Electric and Wells Fargo bank all of them American occupy the No. 6 through 8 slots, and the top 10 are rounded out by Bank of China and PetroChina.

Taken together, the firms on the list bring in $38 trillion in yearly income, make $3 trillion in profits and have $161 trillion in assets, and they have a market value in 2014 of $44 trillion (13 percent more than last year), according to Forbes experts.

By geographic zones, AsiaPacific leads once again with 707 firms, followed by North America with 629 and Europe with 605, although the Middle East and Latin America have gained.

By countries, the United States leads with 563 firms, ahead of Japan with 225 and China with 207.

Twentyseven Spanish countries find themselves on the list, along with 59 Latin American firms.

Tech giant Apple is No. 15 and ranks first in terms of market capitalization, while WalMart is in the 20th spot but has the highest sales volume of any firm worldwide.


在中国企业集体进步之际,美国摘得十强企业中的其他五席。伯克希尔哈撒韦公司(Berkshire Hathaway)和富国银行(Wells Fargo)的排名均上升四位,分列第五和第九。摩根大通(J.P. Morgan)的排名下滑到第四,其综合得分落在中国农业银行之后。荷兰皇家壳牌(Royal Dutch Shell)和汇丰控股(HSBC Holdings)这两家去年位列十强的欧洲企业,今年跌落到第11和第14。




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