Four Swiss companies have made it into the list of 100 most valuable enterprises worldwide, according to Germany’s business newspaper the Handelsblatt.This content was published on January 3, 2011 - 15:11
The food concern, Nestlé, with a stock market valuation of €155.5 billion (SFr194 billion), comes in tenth place in this year’s assessment of leading companies.
The Basel-based pharmaceutical company Novartis, valued at €118.3 billion, comes in 27th while cross-city rival Roche (€95.5 billion) is ranked 40th.
Xstrata, the Zug-based mining concern, makes it to 98th position, with a market value of €52.6 billion.
The United States oil company, Exxon, tops the rankings with a value of €279.1 billion.
Among the top 100, 38 are from the US, two more than in 2009. European firms account for 34 in the ranking, two less than in the previous year.
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