2011 Top 50 World’s Most Profitable Companies by Fortune Magazine


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.

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2011 Fortune Global 500, World’s Largest Companies


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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2011 Top 10 ASEAN Banks in terms of Assets Size & Market Capitalization


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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2011 Global Peace Index


The Global Peace Index (GPI) is a measure of relative position of nations and regions peacefulness. It was developed by Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) and it was first launched in May 2007.

For 2011 index, it was released on 25th May 2011. The index based on 23 indicators and divided into three broad categories as below

  • Ongoing domestic and international conflict
  • Safety and security in society
  • Militarisation

In 2011, Malaysia ranked 19th out of 153 countries in the world, up 3 position from 22 in 2010. In the same year, Malaysia also ranked 4th in Asia Pacific behind New Zealand, Japan and Australia.

The table below is full list 2011 Global Peace Index.

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2011 IMD World Most Competitive Countries


The IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) is the world’s most renowned and comprehensive annual report on the competitiveness of nations, ranking and analysis of how a nation’s environment creates and sustains the competitiveness of enterprises.

IMD analyze the countries based on four main criteria namely Economic Performance, Government Efficiency, Business Efficiency and Infrastructure.

Each of these factors is divided into 5 sub-factors which highlight every facet of the areas analyzed.

In 2011, Malaysia drop to 16th position from number 10th in 2010.

The table below shows the ranking of 59 countries in 2011 IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook.

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