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8 Indian cos among the world's largest

Last updated on: July 12, 2011 08:42 IST

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Indian Oil Corporation

Eight Indian companies have made the cut in the list of world's 500 largest companies compiled by Fortune magazine, with Indian Oil finding a place in the top 100.

Indian Oil cornered the 98th spot, up from 125th place last year.

According to the latest rankings, IOC raked in annual revenues of $68,837 million.

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Image: A worker transporting kerosene in a bullock cart travels past Indian Oil Corporation's fuel depot in Mumbai.
Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters
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Reliance Industries

Out of the eight, five are state-run entities. Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries captured the 134th spot.

It too has improved its ranking from previous year's 175th.

Its revenue stood at $58,900 million.

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Image: Reliance Industries' KG-D6 facility located in Andhra Pradesh.
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Bharat Petroleum Corporation

The oil major which was ranked 271st this year had revenues of $34,102 million.

In 2010 it was ranked 307th.

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Image: BP's fuel station near Pune.
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State Bank of India

In the latest ranking, except the State Bank of India, all other entities have improved their positions.

Last year, State Bank of India was at the 282nd spot. This year it dropped a few places to stand at 291.

SBI netted $32,450 million in revenues.

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Image: An overseas SBI branch.

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Hindustan Petroleum Corporation

This year Hindustan Petroleum was ranked at 335th. In 2010 it was ranked at 354th.

HP's revenues stood at $28,593 million.

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Image: HP oil tanker.

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Tata Motors

Tata Motors, which is ranked at 358th this year improved its ranking over 2010.

Last year it was way down at 442nd.

Its revenue stood at $27,046 million.

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Image: Aria manufactured by Tata Motors is on display at the 80th Geneva Car Show.
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Oil and Natural Gas Corporation

Ranked 360th by Fortune this year, ONGC too climbed a few notches from its 2010 rank which stood at 413th.

Its revenue stood at ($26,945 million.

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Image: An engineer of ONGC works inside the Kalol oil field in Gujarat.
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Tata Steel

The 2010 list also featured the same eight Indian companies. The last Indian comoany in this year's list is Tata Steel, ranked 369th.

Its revenue stood at ($26,065 million.

Last year it was ranked at 410th.

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Image: Tata Steel is the biggest Indian steel maker.
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Fortune's global list of world's 500 largest companies for 2011, compiled on the basis of latest annual revenue figures, is topped by retail giant Wal-Mart Stores.

The retailer had annual revenues of $421,849 million.

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Image: Shoppers cart their purchases from a Wal-Mart store in Alexandria, Virginia.
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Wal-Mart Stores is followed by Royal Dutch Shell ($378,152 million) and Exxon Mobil ($354,674 million) at second and third positions, respectively.

The list features 61 Chinese companies.

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Image: Exxon Mobil refinery in Baytown, Texas.
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Meanwhile, other companies in the global top ten are BP (4), Sinopec Group (5), China National Petroleum (6), State Grid (7), Toyota Motors (8), Japan Post Holdings (9) and Chevron (10).


Image: Chevron is among the world's top companies.

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