Exxon, Chemicals and the Oil Companies

This past week, Exxon received a great deal of press about their petrochemical business and the contribution it is making to their bottom line. With the plastics  and chemical products derived from petroleum products, these industry segments are tightly linked and...

Global 5000 – Where Does the Revenue Come From?

There has been a fair amount of business press lately about the nationalization vs globalization moves of large companies. Are these large companies really global giants? To look at where some of these firms get their revenue, we examined 10 of the largest US...

The Ups and Downs of the Technology Markets

This past week we read the news of impending layoffs at Cisco, a strong financial report from Dell and a cautious outlook from HP.  A mixed bag for sure.  Looking back at the past few years of revenue reporting from the technology companies in The Global 5000, we find...

Fortune 500 and The Bigger World of The Global 5000

Fortune just released the F500 listing based on 2010 revenue and it gives us a chance to see where these companies rank compared to the continuing, expanding global picture. The Fortune list includes US public companies whereas The Global 5000 includes all countries...