India is home to 56 of the world's 2,000 largest and most powerful public companies, according to the Forbes's annual list which is topped by the US with its share of 579 companies.
Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries leads the pack of 56 Indian companies in the 2015 Forbes 'Global 2000' list ranking 142 on the list, down from last year’s 135th spot, with a market value of $42.9 billion and $71.7 billion in sales. India has added two companies to its last year’s tally. The other Indian companies on the list are State Bank of India which is ranked 152, Oil and Natural Gas Corp. Ltd (ONGC) ranked 183, Tata Motors Ltd (263), ICICI Bank Ltd (283), Indian Oil Corp. Ltd (349), HDFC Bank Ltd (376), NTPC Ltd (431), Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (485), Bharti Airtel Ltd (506), Axis Bank Ltd (558), Infosys Ltd (672), Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd (757), Wipro Ltd (811), Tata Steel Ltd (903) and Adani Enterprises Ltd (944).
China and US dominated the list by taking over the top ten spots for a second year in a row. The list which gives a lowdown of the world’s largest companies also mentioned that for the first time, China’s four biggest banks took the tip four spot and that the country is home to 232 of the world’s largest companies. Japan took the next spot behind US and China with 218 companies making the list.
..... Devashree Goenka