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New Companies Added to The Global 5000 – July 2014

We are continually researching publications, web sites and various government data to discover the largest companies in the world. At times, there could be a new public listing or a spin-off from an existing firm or a low profile private company that just became more...

Global 5000 Companies — Searching for Top Line Growth

As we have been updating Global 5000 company revenue numbers for 2013, we are struck but the tail off in growth between 2012 and 2013. These big firms were reporting strong growth in the couple of years leading up to the recession, clipping along at 13% and then 7%....

Following the Leaders – because size matters

From a market planning perspective, keeping track of the big players in any market segment will provide a pretty good picture of the size, shape and direction of a market. One can see that using The Global 5000 database and looking at each industry/vertical segment...

China’S Growing Business Influence

Each year, Fortune magazine has published a list of the 500 largest public companies in the world.  We match this list to our Global 5000 and show the rank of the 500. Looking back 5 years on this same list, it is amazing to see the impact that the growth of China has...

Global 5000 Database Activity

Keeping a business database updated takes quite a bit of time to keep track of all the activity in the corporate world. If you are charged with maintaining your company's internal data, you realize it is a constantly moving target. Consider the following just in The...

You Can Now Search The Global 5000 Database

We have just completed development on a new search tool for The Global 5000 database. By clicking the SEARCH link you will go to the search box and be able to select criteria including: Company Name Industry Country Region Employees Revenue Once the search returns the...