Biggest and Largest

Trade

In 2010, Malaysia’s total external trade was at RM1.17 trillion up from RM988 billion in 2009. However, trade surplus was down to 110 billion Ringgit from RM118 billion a year before.

Malaysia largest trading partner is China with total trade of RM147 billion in 2010 up from RM127 billion in 2009.

In terms of trade surplus, Malaysia earns the most from Singapore with RM25 billion in surplus. On the other hand, Malaysia lost the most to Indonesia with a trade deficit of RM11 billion.

The table below is Malaysia top 30 largest trading partner with details export, import & trade surplus (or deficit) in 2010.

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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.

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FT

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.

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Fortune

The Fortune Global 500 is an annual ranking of the top 500 corporations or companies worldwide as measured by revenue. The list is compiled and published annually by Fortune magazine.

The list was first publish in 1989 but only cover US industrial companies. In 1995, the list changed to include all companies & sectors.

The latest 2011 ranking was published on 25th July 2011. Wal-Mart Stores managed to retain their top spot. There is only one (1) Malaysian company managed to be in the list of 2011 Fortune Global, namely Petronas at 86th position.

The table below is top 20 of Fortune Global 500.

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Banks

Do you know which bank is the largest in ASEAN region in terms of assets size or market capitalization? With the recent news that Maybank or CIMB Bank going to merge with RHB Bank, how does the ranking changes?

The table below shows Top 10 ASEAN Banks ranking based on their assets size & market capitalization before and after the merging between Maybank or CIMB Bank with RHB Bank.

Table 1 :- Current Ranking

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