China’s State Grid Corporation, the world’s biggest power company, is on an impressive buying binge. As Bloomberg News reports, the company is “actively in bidding” for power assets in Australia, hoping to add them to a portfolio of Italian, Brazilian, and Filipino companies.
A pple has joined the top 10 of the Fortune 500 list of the world’s biggest companies for the first time. The Californian tech giant – one of the world's most valuable companies, with a cash pile of around $215bn (£163bn) – has joined the exclusive list despite reporting a fall in iPhone sales in the last year.
Royal Dutch Shell plc (LSE: RDSA, RDSB), commonly known as Shell, is a British–Dutch multinational oil and gas company headquartered in the Netherlands and incorporated in the United Kingdom. It is one of the six oil and gas "supermajors" and the sixth-largest company in the world measured by 2016 revenues (and the largest based in Europe).
A few weeks ago, Volkswagen said it delivered 10.3 million vehicles worldwide in 2016. General Motors releases its global data only quarterly. Until it releases results for the final quarter of 2016 on February 7, we need to estimate, so GM is out of contention.
When in April Apple announced the first ever decline in iPhone sales, some observers questioned if the company’s best days are behind it. Despite the angst, Tim Cook’s Apple continues to outshine its peers in every metric that counts. Among global tech companies it has the highest revenue ($233 ...