The 2007 European BusinessWeek 50

  • The Old World's New Vigor
    The European BW50 shows companies aren't just thriving. They're bullish
  • SAP Gives Doubters Soothing News
    In light of recent troubles, the software giant's first-quarter earnings announcement had some investors nervous, but results were pleasing
  • Mittal & Son
    An inside look at the dynasty that dominates steel
  • How We Picked The 50
    We learned some lessons from past rankings and made some changes to our methodology
  • Slide Show: The Top 10
    A look at the innovations and markets that pushed our winners to the forefront
  • The Might of Man Group
    It just might be the world's largest hedge fund—and smart management and a diversified business model indicate continued muscle
  • Rio Tinto Is Golden
    With copper and iron ore demand surging and profits up 43%, to a record $7.4 billion, the mining giant is beefing up R&D and acquisitions
  • Steel Beats the Odds
    How an Old World steelmaker is adapting to the New Economy
  • H&M Moves Up with Madonna
    A partnership with the Material Girl is part of the fast-fashion chain's strategy as it launches an upscale unit in Europe and expands into Asia
  • Barclays-ABN Deal Signals a Shakeup
    The proposed $91 billion merger is sure to change the landscape for global financial services
  • Crunch Time for Nokia
    Motorola's disappointing fourth-quarter earnings warning underscores the challenges facing global handset makers
  • Porsche's 'King Looks to Expand Empire
    CEO Wiedeking hints that by Porsche controlling VW, it could position itself to compete globally with Toyota Slide Show: The 2007 Porsches
  • The Battle of Britain
    For Richard Branson and James Murdoch, it's a war of attrition in telly programming Slide Show: Richard Branson's Flights of Fancy
  • A Tobacco Giant Arises in Europe
    Cigarette makers Altadis and British Imperial are mulling a merger. If they combine, the new company will be No. 4 worldwide
  • Telef??nica Gets the Last Laugh
    Controversial acquisitions have helped make the Spanish company Europe's top telco and—with 40% net income growth—its best-performing

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