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Last updated on: September 4, 2012 08:42 IST

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The IBTimes1000 list of the fastest-growing public companies in the world has some interesting insights. Asian countries dominate the list with a large number of companies registering remarkable growth in the last 3 years.

India tops the list of countries with the highest number of fastest-growing companies in 2011.

Take a look at the countries with the maximum number of  fastest-growing public companies...

India
Fastest-growing companies:
242
GDP: $1.85 trillion

Indian companies make up nearly a quarter of the total number of companies on the list.  The Indian heavy industry, auto and auto parts makers dominate the list.

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Image: People walk near the historic India Gate on a hot evening in New Delhi.
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United States

Fastest-growing companies: 176
GDP: $15.09 trillion

Out of the 176 American companies on the list, 32 companies are in the business of producing, marketing or selling consumer goods.

Besides the healthcare sector, 34 US information technology companies figure in the list.

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Image: Downtown Los Angeles.
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Taiwan

Fastest-growing companies: 152
GDP: $466.8 billion 

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China

Fastest-growing companies: 91
GDP: $7.29 trillion

With a booming economy, China also has a good representation of fastest growing companies.

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South Korea

Fastest-growing companies: 44
GDP: $1.11 trillion

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Malaysia

Fastest-growing companies: 24
GDP: $278.67 billion

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Canada

Fastest-growing companies: 23
GDP: $1.74 trillion

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Hong Kong

Fastest-growing companies: 22
GDP: $243.67 billion

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United Kingdom

Fastest-growing companies: 22
GDP: $2.43 trillion

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Australia

Fastest-growing companies: 22
GDP: $1.37 trillion

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Thailand

Fastest-growing companies: 18
GDP: $345.65 billion

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Singapore

Fastest-growing companies: 17
GDP: $239.7 billion

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Pakistan

Fastest-growing companies: 16
GDP: $211.09 billion

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Germany

Fastest-growing companies: 14
GDP: $3.57 trillion

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Argentina

Fastest-growing companies: 12
GDP: $445.99 billion

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France

Fastest-growing companies: 10
GDP: $2.77 trillion

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Qatar

Fastest-growing companies: 8
GDP: $172.98 billion

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Sweden

Fastest-growing companies: 8
GDP: $538.13 billion

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Oman

Fastest-growing companies: 7
GDP: $71.78 billion

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Turkey

Fastest-growing companies: 7
GDP: $773.09 billion

 



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