Statistics

The companies fall under Forbes Asia-Pacific 200 Best Under A Billion 2012 must show both sales and earnings growth. To qualify they must have annual revenue between $5 million and $1 billion and be publicly traded for at least a year.

Then the companies are then screened for earnings growth, sales growth and return on equity in the past 12 months and over 3 years.

There are 14 Malaysia companies listed. The table below is the full list of Forbes Asia 200 Best Under A Billion for 2012.

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EPF

For year 2011, Employees Provident Fund declared 6.00 percent dividend. For the same period, there are 6.26 million active EPF members with total combined savings of RM327.8 billion up RM29.0 from the same period in 2012. Total savings including inactive members was at RM469.2 billion.

For those who interested to know the savings profile for active EPF members as of year end 2011, kindly take a look at the following table. It shows the savings range, number on members and total savings for each range.

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The companies fall under Forbes Asia-Pacific 200 Best Under A Billion 2011 must show both sales and earnings growth. To qualify they must have annual revenue between $5 million and $1 billion and be publicly traded for at least a year.

Then the companies are then screened for earnings growth, sales growth and return on equity in the past 12 months and over 3 years.

There are six Malaysia companies listed. The table below is the full list of Forbes Asia 200 Best Under A Billion for 2011.

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WEF

World Economic Forum (WEF) which is based in Geneva, Switzerland recently published “The Global Enabling Trade Report 2012”. The report contained Enabling Trade Index 2012 which ranked 132 economies worldwide.

The rank measures the extent to which individual economies have developed institutions, policies and services facilitating the free flow of goods over borders and to destinations.

The ranking is based on four enablers of trade namely business environment, market access, border administration and transport and communications infrastructure.

The index was publish  biennially. In 2012, Malaysia at number 24th, up 6 position from 30th in 2010. According to the report, Malaysia’s improved ranking reflects the impact of the measures undertaken by the government over the last two years to improve the competitiveness of the Malaysian economy.

The table below is the top 25 of the ranking.

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The Forbes Global 2000 is an annual ranking of the top 2000 public companies in the world features in Forbes magazine. The ranking is based on four criteria namely  Sales, Profit, Assets and Market value.

The ranking was first published in 2003 and it is a useful indicator for leading public companies in the world.

For the 2012 ranking, there are 18 Malaysian companies listed drop from 20 in 2011. The companies that no longer in the list were PLUS Expressway and PPB Group.

The table below is top 20 of 2012 Forbes Global 2000 and all the position of Malaysian companies in the list.

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