16 local firms make Forbes top 2,000 list


SIXTEEN Malaysian companies from various industries have been listed in Forbes 2004 edition of The World’s 2000 Leading Companies. 

According to a statement from the Malaysian Industrial Development Authority yesterday, the 16 companies include top lender Malayan Banking Bhd, which took the 515th spot, utility giant Tenaga Nasional Bhd, Telekom Malaysia Bhd, Public Bank Bhd, Commerce Asset-Holding Bhd, Malaysian International Shipping Corp, Sime Darby Group and Maxis Communications Bhd.  

Also in the list are Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd, Petronas Gas Bhd, Edaran Otomobil Nasional Bhd, Genting Group, Hong Leong Credit Bhd, RHB Bhd, YTL Corp Bhd and Arab-Malaysian Holding Bhd. 

The Forbes 2004 edition of the world's 2,000 leading companies is a new comprehensive ranking of the world’s biggest companies measured by a composite of sales, profits, assets and market value.  

US financial services giant Citigroup took the top spot in the list. – Bernama 

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