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30 Indian companies in Forbes Top 2000 news
02 November 2005

New York: Forbes magazine has listed 30 Indian companies among its Top 2000 worldwide firms that have performed well.

The list of Forbes Global 2000 "corporate titans", as the magazine calls them, leads with Citigroup and General Electric, with India's Oil and Natural Gas Corporation ranking 265th followed by State Bank of India Group (269th) and Indian Oil (279th).

The companies were evaluated according to four criteria - sales, profits, assets and market value. Following are the Indian companies that made it to the list:

Oil & Natural Gas (ranked 265th with sales of US$9.78bn and profits of US$2.16bn)
State Bank of India Group (ranked 269th with sales of US$12.09bn and profits of US$1.28bn)
Indian Oil (ranked 279th with sales of US$26.08bn and profits of US$1.73bn)
Reliance Industries (ranked 309th with sales of US$11.82bn and profits of US$1.19bn)
National Thermal Power Corporation (ranked 486th with sales of US$4.5bn and profits of US$0.92bn)
ICICI Bank (ranked 757th with sales of US$3.18bn and profits of US$0.36bn)
Steel Authority of India (ranked 831st with sales of US$5.14bn and profits of US$0.60bn)
Bharat Petroleum (ranked 914th with sales of US$12.77bn and profits of US$0.47bn)
Hindustan Petroleum (ranked 1,011st with sales of US$12.03bn and profits of US$0.46bn)
Tata Consultancy Services (ranked 1,167th with sales of US$1.64bn and profits of US$0.37bn)
Punjab National Bank (ranked 1,186th with sales of US$2.32bn and profits of US$0.28bn)
GAIL India (ranked 1,250th with sales of US$2.75bn and profits of US$0.43bn)
Infosys Technologies (ranked 1,250th with sales of US$1.12bn and profits of US$0.29bn)
Canara Bank (ranked 1,260th with sales of US$2.15bn and profits of US$0.32bn)
Tata Iron & Steel (ranked 1,302nd with sales of US$2.57bn and profits of US$0.41bn)
ITC (ranked 1,336th with sales of US$1.59bn and profits of US$0.37bn)
Wipro (ranked 1,362nd with sales of US$1.35bn and profits of US$0.24bn)
HDFC (ranked 1,364th with sales of US$0.75bn and profits of US$0.22bn)
Bank of Baroda (ranked 1,370th with sales of US$1.89bn and profits of US$0.24bn)
Bank of India (ranked 1,371st with sales of US$1.74bn and profits of US$0.24bn)
TataMotors (ranked 1,519th with sales of US$3.15bn and profits of US$0.21bn)
Union Bank of India (ranked 1,618th with sales of US.23bn and profits of US.16bn)
Bharti Tele-Ventures (ranked 1,648th with sales of US.15bn and profits of US$0.13bn)
Oriental Bank of Commerce (ranked 1,811st with sales of US$0.93bn and profits of US$0.16bn)
Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (ranked 1,835th with sales of US$1.41bn and profits of US$0.27 bn)
Bharat Heavy Electricals (ranked 1,907th with sales of US$1.85bn and profits of US$0.15bn)
Ranbaxy Laboratories (ranked 1,936th with sales of US$0.97bn and profits of US$0.16bn)
Indian Overseas Bank (ranked 1,959th with sales of US$1.04bn and profits of US$0.12bn)
Hindalco Industries (ranked 1,982nd with sales of US$1.89bn and profits of US$0.23billion)
Larsen & Toubro (ranked 1,996th).

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30 Indian companies in Forbes Top 2000