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Five Indian companies among world's best brands

Last updated on: March 4, 2013 07:38 IST
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In the pecking order of the world's most valuable brands, Tata is now ahead of the likes of Swiss confectionery-to-foods giant Nestle, consumer electronics major Hitachi, UK retailer Tesco and oil major Chevron, according to Business Standard.

After entering UK-based valuation firm BrandFinance's coveted list of top-50 global brands two years ago, Tata has climbed up the ladder with a valuation of $18.16 billion - about a fifth of the combined market capitalisation of its 29 listed companies, it says.

Let's take a look at best brands in the world, including five from India, based on BrandFinance's ranking.

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Five Indian companies among world's best brands

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A model poses with a Jaguar XF at India's Auto Expo in New Delhi.

Tata

Ranking in 2013: 39

Ranking in 2012: 45

Brand value in 2013: $18.16 billion

Brand value in 2012: $16.34 billion

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A woman walks past a poster of Reliance Industries in Mumbai.

Reliance Industries

Ranking in 2013: 171

Ranking in 2012: 237

Brand value in 2013: $6.14 billion

Brand value in 2012: $4.36 billion

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People walk in front of a signboard displayed at the head office of State Bank of India in Mumbai.

State Bank of India

Ranking in 2013: 176

Ranking in 2012: 219

Brand value in 2013: $5.99 billion

Brand value in 2012: $4.68 billion

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A worker fills diesel at a fuel station in Chennai.

Indian Oil

Ranking in 2013: 312

Ranking in 2012: 293

Brand value in 2013: $3.75 billion

Brand value in 2012: $3.66 billion

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Men make phone calls as they sit on a railing with Bharti Airtel billboards installed on it in Kolkata.

Airtel

Ranking in 2013: 313

Ranking in 2012: 187

Brand value in 2013: $3.74 billion

Brand value in 2012: $5.22 billion

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Julie Botnick of New Haven, Connecticut, uses her smartphone as she travels down the St Charles Avenue Street Car line in New Orleans, United States.

Apple

Ranking in 2013: 1

Ranking in 2012: 1

Brand value in 2013: $87.30 billion

Brand value in 2012: $70.60 billion

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A street vendor, dressed in an Ukrainian national costume, talks on a mobile phone as she sells candy in downtown Lviv in western Ukraine.

Samsung

Ranking in 2013: 2

Ranking in 2012: 6

Brand value in 2013: $58.77 billion

Brand value in 2012: $38.19 billion

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A Google employee works on a laptop in front of a mural of the New York City skyline.

Google

Ranking in 2013: 3

Ranking in 2012: 2

Brand value in 2013: $52.13 billion

Brand value in 2012: $47.46 billion

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Assistants demonstrate the game 'Kinect Adventures' for Kinect for Xbox 360 during a media briefing at the Wiltern theatre in Los Angeles.

Microsoft

Ranking in 2013: 4

Ranking in 2012: 3

Brand value in 2013: $45.53 billion

Brand value in 2012: $45.81 billion

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Customers shop at a Walmart Neighbourhood Market store in Bentonville, Arkansas, United States.

Walmart

Ranking in 2013: 5

Ranking in 2012: 5

Brand value in 2013: $42.30 billion

Brand value in 2012: $38.32 billion

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A technician works in the control room inside Furnas hydroelectric dam in Sao Jose da Barra, Central Brazil.

IBM

Ranking in 2013: 6

Ranking in 2012: 4

Brand value in 2013: $37.72 billion

Brand value in 2012: $39.13 billion

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A woman carries shopping bags during the Christmas shopping season in Toronto, Canada.

GE

Ranking in 2013: 7

Ranking in 2012: 7

Brand value in 2013: $37.16 billion

Brand value in 2012: $33.21 billion

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A woman reads a book at the National Mall in Washington, DC.

Amazon.com

Ranking in 2013: 8

Ranking in 2012: 10

Brand value in 2013: $36.78 billion

Brand value in 2012: $28.66 billion

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View of the Coca-Cola store in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

Coca-Cola

Ranking in 2013: 9

Ranking in 2012: 8

Brand value in 2013: $34.20 billion

Brand value in 2012: $31.08 billion

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A woman uses her mobile phone in central London.

Verizon

Ranking in 2013: 10

Ranking in 2012: 12

Brand value in 2013: $30.72 billion

Brand value in 2012: $27.61 billion

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A woman checks her mobile phone at a shopping district in Madrid, Spain.

AT&T

Ranking in 2013: 11

Ranking in 2012: 11

Brand value in 2013: $30.40 billion

Brand value in 2012: $28.37 billion

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Vehicles queue for petrol in Dubai.

Shell

Ranking in 2013: 12

Ranking in 2012: 19

Brand value in 2013: $29.75 billion

Brand value in 2012: $22.02 billion

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A model looks at her mobile phone in New York.

Vodafone

Ranking in 2013: 13

Ranking in 2012: 9

Brand value in 2013: $27.00 billion

Brand value in 2012: $30.04 billion

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A woman crosses the street near a Wells Fargo automated teller machine in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States.

Wells Fargo

Ranking in 2013: 14

Ranking in 2012: 16

Brand value in 2013: $26.04 billion

Brand value in 2012: $23.22 billion

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Models stand beside a Toyota FT-86 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Toyota

Ranking in 2013: 15

Ranking in 2012: 15

Brand value in 2013: $25.97 billion

Brand value in 2012: $24.46 billion

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A model is reflected in a mirror while she reads her iPad in New York.

NTT Group

Ranking in 2013: 16

Ranking in 2012: 14

Brand value in 2013: $25.60 billion

Brand value in 2012: $26.32 billion

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Models surround Volkswagen Golf GTI Cabriolet car in Geneva, Switzerland.

Volkswagen

Ranking in 2013: 17

Ranking in 2012: 35

Brand value in 2013: $23.66 billion

Brand value in 2012: $17.75 billion

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A woman walks towards a Home Depot store in Alexandria, Virginia, United States.

The Home Depot

Ranking in 2013: 18

Ranking in 2012: 23

Brand value in 2013: $23.42 billion

Brand value in 2012: $20.90 billion

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A woman walks past JPMorgan Chase & Co's international headquarters on Park Avenue in New York.

Chase

Ranking in 2013: 19

Ranking in 2012: 28

Brand value in 2013: $23.40 billion

Brand value in 2012: $18.96 billion

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Hotel guides pose in front of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

China Mobile

Ranking in 2013: 20

Ranking in 2012: 34

Brand value in 2013: $23.29 billion

Brand value in 2012: $17.91 billion