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October 24, 2005 Asia BW 50 Table of Contents



  Asia's BW50
2005 Rankings
1 PTT
2 PetroChina
3 Oil and Natural Gas
4 S-Oil
5 Tata Steel
6 POSCO
7 Shinhan Financial Group
8 LG Corp.
9 Samsung Electronics
10 MISC (Malaysia IntŐl. Shipping)
11 Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg.
12 Hon Hai Precision Industry
13 AU Optronics
14 Formosa Chemicals & Fibre
15 Mitsui OSK Lines
16 Reliance Industries
17 CNOOC
18 Tata Motors
19 Hyundai Mobis
20 Komatsu
21 LG Electronics
22 China Petroleum & Chemical
23 Philippine Long Distance Telephone
24 PT BUMI Resources
25 Shell Refining (Federation of Malaya)
26 Sumitomo Metal Industries
27 PT Astra International
28 Thai Petrochemical Industry
29 Kobe Steel
30 Aluminum Corporation of China
31 High Tech Computer
32 Toyota Tsusho
33 Nippon Mining Holdings
34 Formosa Plastics
35 Jilin Chemical Industrial
36 Larsen & Toubro
37 China Steel
38 Esprit Holdings
39 Infosys Technologies
40 LG.Philips LCD
41 China Mobile (Hong Kong)
42 Sinopec Zhenhai Refining & Chemical
43 ICICI Bank
44 Siam Cement Group
45 Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical
46 Matsui Securities
47 Yamada-Denki
48 Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha
49 Orix
50 Nippon Steel
Data: Standard & Poor's Compustat


The Best Asian Performers

THE ASIAN
BUSINESSWEEK
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The Best Asian Performers
In this first annual ranking of Asia's outstanding publicly listed companies, energy and natural-resource producers rule the roost

Reading The Tables
Methodology for ranking the Asian 150

Scoreboard: The Asian BusinessWeek 150 (.pdf)
Performance rankings of the top 150


  LEADERS

No. 1: PTT
Prasert Bunsumpun, 53, CEO since 2003

No. 2: PetroChina
Chen Geng, 58, chairman since 2004

No. 5: Tata Steel
B. Muthuraman, 61, CEO since 2001

Online Extra: Tata: Industrial Oomph with IT Smarts
CEO B. Muthuraman talks about the challenges of corporate growth and social responsibility while building a world-class company

No. 6: Posco Steel
Lee Ku Taek, 57, CEO since 2003

No. 7: Shinhan Financial Group
Lee In Ho, 61, CEO since May, 2005

Online Extra: For Shinhan, Survival Through Growth
After a crisis that nearly toppled many of its larger competitors, the bank is thriving, thanks to acquisitions and added services

No. 9: Samsung Electronics
Yun Jong Yong, 61, CEO since January, 1997

No. 11: TSMC
Rick Tsai, 54, CEO since July

No. 12: Hon Hai Precision Industry
Terry Gou, 54, CEO since 1974

No. 14: Formosa Chemical & Fibre
Y.C. Wang, 88, Chairman and CEO since 1965

No. 15: Mitsui OSK Lines
Akimitsu Ashida, 62, president since June, 2004

No. 20: Komatsu
Masahiro Sakane, 64, president since June, 2001

Online Extra: Komatsu Digs Itself Out of a Hole
"If a customer doesn't pay," explains the bulldozer maker's president, Masahiro Sakane, "we can disable the machines remotely"

No. 21: LG Electronics
Kim Ssang Su, 60, CEO since October, 2003

No. 29: Kobe Steel
Yasuo Inubushi, 61, CEO since April, 2004

Online Extra: Avoiding "the Wrong Decision" at Kobe
After clawing its way into the black, CEO Yasuo Inubushi is moving warily. Investments, he says, must be winners

No. 36: Larsen & Toubro
Anil Manibhai Naik, 63, CEO since 1999

Online Extra: What India Needs Now
Anil Naik of Larsen & Toubro has been taking lessons from China. He says the key to growth is increased spending on manufacturing

No. 38: Esprit Holdings
Heinz Krogner-Kornalik, 64, CEO since 2002
  The Best and Worst

In Shareholder Returns

Bottom Ten (one year)
Aromatics (Thailand) -35.2%
Walsin Lihwa -28.3
Evergreen Marine -22.5
Yang Ming Marine Transport -21.3
Maanshan Iron & Steel -14.3
China Intl. Marine Containers -9.4
Powerchip Semiconductor -8.8
Nan Ya Plastics -6.7
Sinopec Shanghai Petrochem. -2.1
Jiangxi Copper -1.9

Top Ten (one year)
High Tech Computer 279.5%
Sumitomo Metal Inds. 209.7
Yamada-Denki 127.7
Komatsu 120.2
Hynix Semicondutor 119.0
Kobe Steel 117.5
Bharat Heavy Electricals 114.7
ICICI Bank 113.3
SembCorp Industries 111.8
Fauji Fertilizer 103.2

Bottom Ten (three year)
United Microelectronics 11.9%
Lite-On Technology 28.0
SMC 39.9
Cathay Pacific Airways 51.4
LG Chem 52.8
Asustek Computer 54.3
Sumitomo Chemical 54.9
Canon 58.2
Chi Mei Optoelectronics 59.6
Fanuc 70.5
Top Ten (three year)
BUMI Resources 3,530.3%
livedoor 1,619.2
Thoresen Thai Agencies 1,118.8
Aromatics (Thailand) 922.1
U-Ming Marine Transport 799.1
Sumitomo Metal Inds. 734.1
Bharat Heavy Electricals 678.1
Mangalore Ref. & Petrochem. 600.7
Techtronic Industries 575.2
Aluminum Corp. of China 574.5
Data: Standard & Poor's Global Data
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