The American Petroleum Corporation ExxonMobil took first place in the hundred largest companies in the world in terms of capitalization to $ 402 billion in the first half of 2013, according to audit firm Ernst & Young. Corporation has shifted to the second line of technology giant Apple, earlier in the lead in the ranking, which capitalization for the period was $ 372 billion
Third place was taken by the Internet company Google ($ 292 billion). It is followed by Microsoft, Berkshire Hathaway, Walmart, Johnson & Johnson, General Electric, and another oil company – Chevron. Only closes the top ten non-US corporation – Chinese Commercial Bank Industrial and Commercial Bank of China.
In hundreds of the world’s largest companies by market capitalization number of corporations from the United States for six months increased from 39 to 47, and the number of European decreased from 34 to 30. High-end in terms of car production in Europe German concern Volkswagen took only 60th place with $ 92 billion Then follow SAP, Siemens and Bayer.
Companies from Asia are gradually losing their seats in the rankings. China has now their only nine. Japan is represented by only three in a hundred companies at the end of June, although at the beginning of the year there were five.
Recall the first time oil corporation “threw off” Apple with the rankings in January of this year.