Companies like Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet or Tesla can hardly be stopped. Three companies from Switzerland make it into the top 100, two of which are big in the pharmaceutical industry.

The most valuable company in the world at the end of 2021 is Apple with a market value of 2.9 trillion U.S. dollar.

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In second place: Microsoft (2.5 trillion US dollars).

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Third place: Google parent company Alphabet (1.9 trillion US dollars).

That's what

  • Apple, Microsoft and Alphabet are all about: These are the three most highly capitalized companies in the world on the 2021 stock exchanges.

  • In the ranking of the most valuable Companies are in the top ten eight from the USA.

  • Three companies from Switzerland make it into the top 100.

Driven by the soaring tech giants, US companies have expanded their dominance on the stock exchanges. Among the 100 most valuable listed companies in the world are 61 from the USA alone, three more than in the previous year, according to a study by the consulting firm Ernest & amp; Young (EY) shows. Most valuable company in the world at the end of 2021 is Apple with a market value of 2.9 trillion US dollars, followed by Microsoft (2.5 trillion US dollars) and the Google parent company Alphabet (1.9 trillion US dollars).

Europe is steadily falling

Switzerland is still represented in this ranking with three companies – Nestlé in 22nd place (market value 381.5 billion US dollars), Roche in 25th place (337.2 billion) and Novartis in position with around 195.5 billion US dollars 62. This means that Switzerland shares fourth place in the country ranking with Japan, Canada and the Netherlands, which are also represented by three companies each.

At the end of 2007, 46 of the world's top 100 companies were still headquartered in Europe. There are now only 16. “We are observing a considerable loss of importance for Europe on the world stock exchanges,” says Stefan Rösch-Rütsche from EY Switzerland. In innovative and technology-driven industries, the USA is clearly one step ahead.

Industry loses out against technology

In Europe, the traditional industrial sectors are still the focus of the national economies: “In Europe, established car, pharmaceutical and raw material groups play a major role. And – despite the financing boom in the start-up sector – we have few young companies that make it to the top of the world in terms of sales and market value, ”said Rösch-Rütsche.

The rise of the German company Biontech shows that there is no lack of research in Europe: the vaccine manufacturer climbed from 1153 (end of 2019) to 896 (end of 2020) to currently 296th place. The current market capitalization is 61.5 Billion dollars.

13 Swiss companies in the top 500

The oil company Saudi Aramco, Amazon, Tesla, Meta (parent company of Facebook, Nvidia (graphics cards and computer chips), Berkshire Hathaway (company conglomerate headed by Warren Buffet) and the Taiwanese chip manufacturer TSMC.

The following Swiss companies make it into the Top 500: Richemont (186th place), Chubb Limited ( 195), ABB (219), Glencore (271), Zurich Insurance (277), UBS (289), Lonza (292), Sika (318), TE Connectivity (356), Givaudan (413), STMicroelectronics (448), Partners Group (471) and Alcon (472).

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By Teresa Tapmleton

Teresa Tampleton has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Nizh TEkegram, Teresa Tampleton worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teresa@ntelegram.com 1-800-268-7341

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