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The Top 100 Companies

Another strong showing by American companies, with 7 out of the top 10
coming from the U.S. this year, including Microsoft and Intel
    RANK                              MARKET VALUE
1997    1996                          Billions of U.S. dollars

1 1 GENERAL ELECTRIC U.S. 198.09 2 4 COCA-COLA U.S. 169.86 3 2 ROYAL DUTCH/SHELL Neth./Britain 168.99 4 3 NTT Japan 151.57 5 12 MICROSOFT U.S. 148.59 6 6 EXXON U.S. 147.15 7 15 INTEL U.S. 124.08 8 8 TOYOTA MOTOR Japan 108.67 9 10 MERCK U.S. 108.49 10 9 PHILIP MORRIS U.S. 106.58 11 42 NOVARTIS Switzerland 93.48 12 18 PROCTER & GAMBLE U.S. 93.39 13 20 IBM U.S. 85.91 14 11 ROCHE HOLDING Switzerland 83.51 15 5 BANK OF TOKYO-MITSUBISHI Japan 80.90 16 40 HSBC HOLDINGS Britain 80.71 17 13 JOHNSON & JOHNSON U.S. 79.91 18 32 BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB U.S 73.38 19 26 GLAXO WELLCOME Britain 70.85 20 19 WAL-MART STORES U.S. 67.68 21 25 BRITISH PETROLEUM Britain 67.34 22 27 PFIZER U.S. 64.38 23 29 AIG U.S. 63.57 24 28 DUPONT U.S. 61.45 25 NR DEUTSCHE TELEKOM Germany 60.97 26 7 AT&T U.S. 59.71 27 24 PEPSICO U.S. 56.31 28 35 WALT DISNEY U.S. 55.28 29 30 MOBIL U.S. 55.03 30 82 LLOYDS TSB GROUP Britain 53.85 31 65 SBC COMMUNICATIONS U.S. 53.64 32 49 BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY U.S. 52.98 33 48 UNILEVER Neth./Britain 52.64 34 39 CITICORP U.S. 52.56 35 23 HEWLETT-PACKARD U.S. 52.53 36 52 ELI LILLY U.S. 51.65 37 77 GILLETTE U.S. 49.52 38 31 NESTLE Switzerland 48.93 39 56 AMERICAN HOME PRODUCTS U.S. 48.92 40 54 ABBOTT LABORATORIES U.S. 48.73 41 47 ALLIANZ Germany 47.96 42 72 SMITHKLINE BEECHAM Britain 47.32 43 57 FANNIE MAE U.S. 46.42 44 43 CHEVRON U.S. 45.74 45 53 BRITISH TELECOMMS. Britain 45.55 46 38 BELLSOUTH U.S. 44.98 47 63 CISCO SYSTEMS U.S. 44.96 48 33 FORD MOTOR U.S. 44.66 49 51 AMOCO U.S. 44.17 50 16 SUMITOMO BANK Japan 43.40 RANK MARKET VALUE 1997 1996 Billions of U.S. dollars
51 88 NATIONSBANK U.S. 42.34 52 37 GTE U.S. 42.14 53 36 GENERAL MOTORS U.S. 41.83 54 74 BANKAMERICA U.S. 41.44 55 64 CHASE MANHATTAN U.S. 40.74 56 90 LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES U.S. 40.64 57 44 ENI Italy 40.08 58 71 DAIMLER-BENZ Germany 39.74 59 50 MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDL.Japan 39.68 60 41 MOTOROLA U.S. 39.42 61 69 MINNESOTA MINING & MFG. U.S. 38.24 62 21 DAI-ICHI KANGYO BANK Japan 38.03 63 67 BOEING U.S. 37.99 64 14 FUJI BANK Japan 37.30 65 22 SANWA BANK Japan 37.10 66 61 AMERITECH U.S. 35.96 67 62 HITACHI LTD. Japan 35.52 68 130 TRAVELERS GROUP U.S. 35.27 69 58 McDONALD'S U.S. 34.77 70 91 ING GROEP Netherlands 34.77 71 112 L.M. ERICSSON Sweden 33.85 72 110 SCHERING-PLOUGH U.S. 33.20 73 108 AMERICAN EXPRESS U.S. 32.86 74 93 SONY Japan 32.34 75 139 ALLSTATE U.S. 32.26 76 99 HUTCHISON WHAMPOA Hong Kong 32.23 77 60 SIEMENS Germany 31.76 78 75 BELL ATLANTIC U.S. 30.66 79 85 HOME DEPOT U.S. 30.66 80 17 INDUSTRIAL BANK OF JAPAN Japan 30.51 81 104 ORACLE U.S. 30.47 82 80 SEVEN-ELEVEN JAPAN Japan 30.13 83 223 COMPAQ COMPUTER U.S. 29.68 84 121 SCHLUMBERGER U.S. 29.39 85 144 BARCLAYS BANK Britain 29.38 86 86 SUN HUNG KAI PROPERTIES Hong Kong 29.37 87 105 TEXACO U.S. 28.77 88 125 ZENECA GROUP Britain 28.71 89 97 HONDA MOTOR Japan 28.60 90 66 BROKEN HILL PROPRIETARY Australia 28.53 91 94 BAYER Germany 28.13 92 87 UBS Switzerland 28.13 93 120 KIMBERLY-CLARK U.S. 28.12 94 79 VEBA Germany 27.97 95 96 DEUTSCHE BANK Germany 27.77 96 84 B.A.T. INDUSTRIES Britain 27.77 97 34 SINGAPORE TELECOMMS. Singapore 27.52 98 192 WARNER-LAMBERT U.S. 27.41 99 131 ELF AQUITAINE France 27.33 100 81 EASTMAN KODAK U.S. 27.27


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