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.