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Nestlé is the most expensive company in Europe

The most expensive companies in the world still come from the USA. Of the ten most valuable companies in the stock exchange in accordance with the capitalisation, will have eight of its headquarters in North America and two in China. The most expensive European company of the Swiss food group, Nestlé, ranked 15. Of the Swiss companies, the pharmaceutical companies Roche and Novartis are also once again among the Top-100 listed companies are represented.

The most expensive company in the world is Microsoft with a market value of 754 billion dollars, as of Friday's published annual ranking of the consultancy firm EY. The US software giant has been displaced in the current year, the iPhone manufacturer Apple from place 1 to place 2 and also the Google parent company, Alphabet lapped, which is new at No. 3 (up from 2). Value Not most-U.S. companies, the two Chinese Internet companies Tencent (rank 6) and Alibaba (rank 9).

Swiss companies

Nestlé's value of 252 billion USD (as of 21 is back with a stock exchange. December) on a space 15 of a seat 18 is advanced. Also the higher in the list of the pharmaceutical group Roche (market value 209 billion), evidenced by the new space 24 to the space 30, and its competitor, Novartis is maneuvering to place 31 to 35 in the previous year.

In the Top 300 companies, also the insurance group, Chubb, based in Zurich (163) and the Zug-based commodity trader Glencore (rank 202). In addition, the major Swiss Bank UBS (rank 230), the insurer Zurich (rank 242) and the industrial group ABB (rank 278) shunting there.

exchange values on the decline

a Total fraud, the market value of the 100 most expensive companies of the world around, and 18.1 trillion dollars, what you have lost in the weak stock market year in 2018 around nine percent. The American companies continue to 63 percent of the total volume. The Asian companies are coming to 19 percent of the total capitalization and the European company to 16 percent.

In the Ranking of stock market values, according to countries, Switzerland is in fourth place, behind the USA, China/Hong Kong and the UK. The value of the three local Top 100 companies has fallen in the past year, with a decline of 3 percent below the average.

IT companies dominate

The dominance of US corporations, according to EY, not least, the good lineup of the United States in the technology sector. Thus, a total of 21 U.S. Internet and technology companies were among the 100 highest rated companies in the world in the placed - but only two European. Asian companies played in the digitisation of a role.

conversely, the importance of traditional industrial companies from the point of view of the investors take more: Only six industrial companies reported to be among the Top 100 again, a year ago there were eight. (Dec/sda)

Created: 28.12.2018, 12:02 PM

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