The following data are as of end 2010. Two (2) Malaysia’s pension funds namely Employees Provident Funds (EPF) and Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (KWAP) listed in top 300 world’s largest pension funds.
EPF jump from 19th spot in 2010 to 9th spot in 2011 with total assets grew from $109 billion to $146 billion. EPF even overtaking Singapore’s fund, Central Provident Fund
KWAP, Malaysian second largest pension fund is at number 139 up to nine spots from 148 in 2010. Total assets grow from $19 billion to $22 billion.
The table below is the full top 300 World’s Largest Pension Funds for 2011.
World Economic Forum (WEF) which is based in Geneva, Switzerland recently release “The Global Competitiveness Report 2011-2012”. The ranking is based on 12 pillars to measure the competitiveness for each countries.
The pillars are Institutions, Infrastructure, Macroeconomic environment, Health and primary education, Higher education and training, Goods market efficiency, Labor market efficiency, Financial market development, Technological readiness, Market size, Business sophistication & Innovation.
In the report, Malaysia at number 21st from 142 countries, up 5 position from 26th in 2010.
The table below is top 25 of the ranking.
The Forbes Asia’s Fab 50 is an annual ranking of the best of Asia-Pacific’s (AP) biggest listed companies. The ranking was first published in 2007.
The ranking is based on the following criteria,
- at least US$3 billion in revenue or market capitalization.
- five-year track record for revenue, operating earnings, return on capital, recent results, share-price movements, and finally outlook.
- does not have too much debt.
- less than 50 percent government owned.
In the ranking, there are only one(1) Malaysian company listed namely Axiata. There is none Malaysian company in the list in 2010.
The table below is the full list of 2011 Forbes Asia’s Fab 50
The FT (Financial Times) Global 500 is an annual ranking of the top 500 public companies in the world features in Financial Times. The ranking was first published 15 years ago.
The companies are ranked by market capitalisation. The greater the stock market capitalization, the higher its ranking. Market capitalisation is the share price on 31st March 2011 multiplied by the number of shares issued. The figures were converted into a common currency to allow comparison.
For 2011 ranking, there are 2 Malaysian companies listed.
The table below is top 20 of 2011 FT Global 500 and the position of Malaysian companies in the list.
Recently, we look at Fortune Global 500, world’s largest companies by revenue as compiled and published annually by Fortune magazine on 25th July 2011
In the same list, Fortune Magazine also list out top 50 world’s most profitable companies. The first spot was claimed by Nestlé of Switzerland with more than $32 billion in profit from $105 billion revenue.
Malaysia national oil company, Petronas at 11th position with more than $17 billion profits from $76.9 billion revenue. The profit increased by 50% when compared to 2009.
The table below is top 50 of world’s most profitable companies.