Quanta Computer Incorporated is a Taiwan-based manufacturer of notebook computers and other electronic hardware. It is the largest manufacturer of notebook computers in the world. Its customers include Apple Inc., Compaq, Dell, Gateway, Hewlett-Packard, Alienware, Amazon.com, Casper, Cisco, Fujitsu, Gericom, Lenovo, LG, Maxdata, MPC, Research In Motion, Sharp Corporation, Siemens AG, Sony, Sun Microsystems, and Toshiba. With leading technology and strong R&D, Quanta has become a leader in hi-tech markets. Besides continuous high growth, high quality, and high value creation in notebook computers, Quanta has extended its businesses into enterprise network systems, home entertainment, mobile communication, automotive electronics, and digital home markets. It is estimated that Quanta has a 30% worldwide market share of notebook computers.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 23, 2012 2:48 am, 177 views
Sustainability has always been at the heart of Rabobank. It is integral to who we are and how we operate. As a cooperative, we work closely with our customers and local communities to build a sustainable future. We help our business clients to assess environmental, social and economic opportunities and risks, whether they are large corporations or enterprising start-ups.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 2, 2012 5:58 am, 392 views
Raytheon Company is a major American defense contractor and industrial corporation headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA with core manufacturing concentrations in weapons and military and commercial electronics. Raytheon is the world's largest producer of guided missiles. The company has around 72,000 employees worldwide and annual revenues of approximately US$25 billion. It is the fifth-largest military contractor in the world, and is the fourth largest defense contractor in the United States by revenue. Raytheon is composed of six major business divisions: Integrated Defense Systems, Intelligence and Information Systems, Missile Systems, Network Centric Systems, Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC, Space and Airborne Systems, and Raytheon Business Exports Federation. Raytheon’s businesses are supported by several dedicated international operations including: Raytheon Australia ; Raytheon Canada Limited; operations in Japan; Raytheon Microelectronics in Spain; Raytheon UK (formerly Raytheon Systems Limited); and ThalesRaytheonSystems, France. In recent years, Raytheon has expanded into other fields while redefining some of its core business activities including: Homeland Security, Missile Defense, Precision Engagement, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Process Improvement. In addition to its US domestic facilities, Raytheon has offices in countries worldwide.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 23, 2012 2:50 am, 127 views
Reliance Industries Limited is an Indian conglomerate company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. The company operates through three business segments: petrochemicals, refining, and oil and gas, other segment of the company includes textile, retail business, special economic zone (SEZ) development and telecom/broadband business. RIL is the second-largest public corporation in India when ranked by revenue.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 23, 2012 2:55 am, 95 views
Renault S.A. is a French automaker producing cars, vans, and in the past, autorail vehicles, trucks, tractors, vans, tanks, and also buses/coaches. Its alliance with Nissan makes it fourth-largest automotive group. Together Renault and Nissan are leading electric car development among major car companies. Headquartered in Boulogne-Billancourt, Renault owns the Romanian automaker Automobile Dacia and the Korean automaker Renault Samsung Motors. Renault also owns subsidiaries RCI Banque (providing automotive financing) and Motrio (automotive parts). Renault has a presence in 118 countries and employs 128, 322 people as of December 31, 2011.
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Repsol YPF, S.A. is an integrated Spanish oil and gas company with operations in 29 countries. The bulk of its assets are located in Spain and Argentina. It is now the 15th largest petroleum refining company employing over 40,000 people worldwide.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 23, 2012 2:58 am, 110 views
Research In Motion Limited or RIM is a Canadian multinational telecommunications company headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, that designs, manufactures and markets wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile and telecommunications market. RIM provides platforms and solutions for access to information, including e-mail, voice, instant messaging, short message service (SMS), Internet and intranet-based applications and browsing. RIM’s portfolio includes the BlackBerry wireless solution, the RIM Wireless Handheld product line, software development tools and other software and hardware.
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Ricoh Company, Ltd. or Ricoh, is a Japanese company headquartered in Tokyo. Ricoh produces electronic products, primarily cameras and office equipment such as printers, photocopiers, fax machines, and offers Software as a Service (SaaS) document management solutions such as DocumentMall. In the late 1990s through early 2000s, the company grew to become the largest copier manufacturer in the world. During this time, Ricoh acquired Savin, Gestetner, Lanier, Rex-Rotary, Monroe, Nashuatec, and most recently IKON. Although the Monroe brand was discontinued, products continue to be marketed worldwide under the remaining brand names.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 23, 2012 3:01 am, 122 views
Rio Tinto Group is a British-Australian multinational metals and mining corporation with headquarters in London, United Kingdom and a management office in Melbourne, Australia. The company has grown through a long series of mergers and acquisitions to place itself among the world leaders in the production of many commodities, including aluminum, iron ore, copper, uranium, coal, and diamonds. Although primarily focused on extraction of minerals, Rio Tinto also has significant operations in refining, particularly for refining bauxite and iron ore. The company has operations on six continents but is mainly concentrated in Australia and Canada, and owns gross assets valued at $81 billion through a complex web of wholly and partly owned subsidiaries. As of March 2009, Rio Tinto is the fourth-largest publicly listed mining company in the world with a market capitalization of approximately $134 billion. Rio Tinto Group counts 67,930 people in 2011.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 23, 2012 3:05 am, 110 views
Rite Aid is a drugstore chain in the United States headquartered in East Pennsboro Township, Pennsylvania. Rite Aid is the largest drugstore chain on the East Coast and the third largest drugstore chain in the U.S.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 23, 2012 3:08 am, 105 views
Robert Bosch GmbH (commonly known as Bosch) is a German multinational engineering and electronics company headquartered in Gerlingen, near Stuttgart. It is the world's largest supplier of automotive components. Bosch's core products are automotive components (including brakes, controls, electrical drives, electronics, fuel systems, generators, starter motors and steering systems), industrial products (including drives and controls, packaging technology and solar panels) and consumer goods and building products (including household appliances, power tools, security systems and thermotechnology). Bosch has more than 350 subsidiaries across over 60 countries and its products are sold in around 150 countries. Bosch employs around 303,000 people throughout the world (Germany (112,300 employees). In North America, Bosch employs about 24,750 people in 80 locations. There are other wholly owned Bosch subsidiaries in: India, Brazil, China, France, Czech Republic, Japan, Spain, Turkey, Hungary, Italy, United Kingdom, Portugal, Romania, Netherlands, Switzerland, Australia, Malaysia, Austria, Belgium, South Korea, Russia, Poland, Sweden, South Africa, Tunisia and other countries. Bosch employs over 281,717 people in more than 50 countries, supplying a complex distribution network of new products and parts.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 23, 2012 3:09 am, 106 views
From the very beginning, Roche’s visionary founder focused his company on innovation and on establishing an international presence. This multinational presence reinforces our ability to offer our healthcare solutions and to anticipate needs in all regions of the world. Today, Roche employs over 80,000 people and sells its products in over 150 countries.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 6, 2012 3:32 am, 221 views
Rosneft with headquarters in Moscow is an integrated oil company majority owned by the Government of Russia. Rosneft became Russia's leading extraction and refinement company after purchasing assets of former oil giant Yukos at state-run auctions. Rosneft conducts oil and gas exploration and production activities on Sakhalin island, Siberia, Timan-Pechora field and southern Russia, including Chechnya. It owns and operates two refineries. The refinery in Tuapse, on the Black Sea, focuses on refining high-gravity oil from western Siberia. Another plant in Komsomolsk-on-Amur is the easternmost refinery in Russia. The Komsomolsk Refinery benefits from its technological integration with Nakhodkanefteprodukt, while the Tuapse Refinery is noted for its favorable location on the Black Sea coast and is part of an integrated complex with Tuapsenefteprodukt. Rosneft operates shipping, pipeline and marketing companies. Rosneft employs 106,000 people.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 23, 2012 3:11 am, 107 views
Royal Ahold NV with headquarters in Amsterdam is a Netherlands-based retail group. Through its subsidiaries the Company operates supermarkets, wine and liquor stores, convenience stores, online daily needs ordering and delivery platforms, drugstores and pharmacies. It operates two continental business platforms, Ahold Europe and Ahold USA. Ahold Europe comprises Albert Hein in the Netherlands and Belgium; Etos, Gall & Gall, and albertn.nl in the Netherlands; and Albert / Hypernova in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Ahold USA is organized into four retail divisions: Giant Carlisle, Giant Lanover, Stop & Shop New England, and Stop & Shop New York Metro. The Peapod online business is also part of Ahold USA.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 23, 2012 3:13 am, 97 views
The Royal Bank of Canada or RBC Financial Group is the largest financial institution in Canada, as measured by deposits, revenues, and market capitalization. The bank serves seventeen million clients and has 80,100 employees worldwide with operations in Canada, the United States and 51 other countries. The company corporate headquarters are located in Toronto, Ontario. In Canada, RBC serves approximately ten million clients through its network of 1,209 branches. RBC Bank is the U.S. retail banking subsidiary with 439 branches across six states in the Southeast, which serve more than a million customers. RBC also has 127 branches across seventeen countries in the Caribbean, which serve more than 1.6 million clients. RBC Capital Markets is RBC's worldwide investment and corporate banking subsidiary, while the investment brokerage firm is known as RBC Dominion Securities. Investment banking services are also provided through RBC Bank and the focus is on middle market clients.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 23, 2012 3:15 am, 94 views
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS) is a holding company of a global banking and financial services group. The Company operates in the United Kingdom, the United States and internationally through its two principal subsidiaries: The Royal Bank of Scotland plc (the Royal Bank) and National Westminster Bank Plc (NatWest). Both the Royal Bank and NatWest are clearing banks. In the United States, the Company’s subsidiary Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (Citizens) is a commercial banking organization. The Company’s business segment include UK Retail, UK Corporate, Wealth, Global Transaction Services, Ulster Bank, US Retail & Commercial, Global Banking & Markets (GBM), RBS Insurance, Central items, Non-Core Division and Business Services. The RBS Group employs 141,000 people worldwide.
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Royal Dutch Shell plc, commonly known as Shell, is a global oil and gas company headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands and with its registered office in London, United Kingdom. It is the fifth-largest company in the world (and the second-largest energy company) and one of the six oil and gas "supermajors". It is vertically integrated and is active in every area of the oil and gas industry, including exploration and production, refining, distribution and marketing, petrochemicals, power generation and trading. It also has major renewable energy activities, including in biofuels, hydrogen, solar and wind power. Shell has operations in over 90 countries, produces around 3.1 million barrels of oil equivalent per day and has 44,000 service stations worldwide. Shell Oil Company, its subsidiary in the United States, is one of its largest businesses. Shell employs 90,000 people (2011) worldwide.
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Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. (Royal Philips Electronics, commonly known as Philips) is a Dutch multinational electronics company headquartered in Amsterdam. Philips is one of the largest electronics companies in the world. It employs around 114,500 people across more than 60 countries. Philips is organized into three main divisions: Philips Consumer Lifestyle (formerly Philips Consumer Electronics and Philips Domestic Appliances and Personal Care), Philips Healthcare (formerly Philips Medical Systems) and Philips Lighting. As of 2012 Philips is the largest manufacturer of lighting in the world.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 23, 2012 3:25 am, 97 views
RWE AG is a German electric utilities company based in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Through its various subsidiaries, the energy company contributes electricity and gas to more than 20 million electricity customers and 10 million gas customers, principally in Europe. RWE is the second largest electricity producer in Germany. Subsidiary RWE Dea produces some of the oil and gas its parent sells (annual production is around 2 million m3 of crude oil (about 365,000 boe) and 3 billion m3 of natural gas (about 18 million boe, 49,300 boe a day). RWE AG is the largest German investor in Egypt (RWE Dea and RWE Power to do business in Egypt). Also RWE has begun building more wind farms, a renewable energy business. RWE employs approximately 71,000 people.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 23, 2012 3:27 am, 107 views
Sabic (Saudi Basic Industries Corporation) is a diversified manufacturing company, active in chemicals and intermediates, industrial polymers, fertilizers and metals. It is the largest public company in Saudi Arabia. Sabic is currently the second largest global ethylene glycol producer and is expected to become number one after the introduction of these new projects. Sabic is the third largest polyethylene manufacturer, the fourth largest polyolefins manufacturer and the fourth largest polypropylene manufacturer. Sabic is also the world’s largest producer of mono-ethylene glycol, MTBE, granular urea, polyphenylene and polyether imide. The company is based in Jubail and has interests in 17 affiliated companies which range from full ownership to significant partial participation. Sabic is composed of six strategic business units and a manufacturing group. These are: Chemicals, Polymers, Performance Chemicals, Fertilizers, Metals and Innovative Plastics, plus manufacturing. (Innovative Plastics also contains manufacturing plants)
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 27, 2012 5:06 am, 126 views
Safeway Inc. is North America's second largest supermarket chain with, as of December 2010, 1,694 stores located throughout the western and central United States and western Canada. It also operates some stores in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Eastern Seaboard. The company is headquartered in Pleasanton, California. Safeway is the 11th largest retailer in the United States.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 27, 2012 5:08 am, 95 views
SAIC Motor Corporation Limited (formerly Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation, informally SAIC) is a Chinese government-owned automotive company. It is one of the "Big Four" Chinese automakers. In 2011 SAIC produced 3.64 million vehicles, the largest output of any China-based automaker. SAIC participates in the oldest surviving Sino-foreign car making joint venture, with Volkswagen, and has also had a joint venture with General Motors since 1998. SAIC products sell under a variety of brand names including those of its joint venture partners. SAIC owns one of the few domestic Chinese luxury car brands, Roewe. SAIC employs 104,588 (2010 average)
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 27, 2012 5:30 am, 97 views
Saint-Gobain S.A. is a French multinational corporation, headquartered on the outskirts of Paris, at La Défense and in Courbevoie. The company is built around five business sectors: Building Distribution, Construction Products, Flat Glass, Containers / Packaging, and High-Performance Materials. Saint-Gobain's Building Distribution (building supplies) has grown both internally and through acquisitions (in France, UK , Germany, Netherlands and Eastern Europe and the Nordic Countries). The division has 4,000 stores in 24 countries and employs 63,000 people worldwide. The Construction Products division manufactures drywall, acoustic and thermal insulation, façade coatings, roofing, interior and exterior products, pipes and expanded clay lightweight aggregates. It employs 45,000 people worldwide. Saint-Gobain Gyproc India is the leader in offering gypsum plasterboards and finishing plasters for interiors. The Flat Glass division manufacturers glass products, including self-cleaning, electrochromic, low-emissivity and sun-shielding glass. It is active in 39 countries targeting emerging economies, a market that now accounts for more than one-third of the divisions sales. It employs a global workforce of 37,100. The High Performance Materials division conducts research into various areas of materials science, energy, the environment, and medicine, such as fuel cells or particle filters. It operates centers in Cavaillon, Northborough and Shanghai, employing 35,800 people. The Packaging division produces glassware for the food and beverage industry and it employs 20,000 people worldwide.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 27, 2012 5:10 am, 113 views
Samsung C&T Corporation (formerly Samsung Corporation) is the origin of Samsung Group and currently consists of Engineering & Construction Group and Trading & Investment Group. The company was renamed from Samsung Corporation to Samsung C&T Corporation in 2007
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 27, 2012 5:12 am, 107 views
Samsung Electronics is a South Korean multinational electronics and information technology company headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul. It is the flagship subsidiary of the Samsung Group. With assembly plants and sales networks in 61 countries across the world, Samsung has approximately 160,000 employees. In 2009, the company took the position of the world’s biggest IT maker. Its sales revenue in the areas of LCD and LED displays and memory chips is number one in the world. In the TV segment, Samsung’s market position is dominant. For the five years since 2006, the company has been in the top spot in terms of the number of TVs sold. In the global LCD panel market, the company has kept the leading position for eight years in a row. Samsung Electronics focuses on four areas: Digital Media, Semiconductor, Telecommunication Network, and LCD Digital Appliance.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 27, 2012 5:16 am, 115 views
Samsung Life Insurance is a multinational insurance company headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, and a subsidiary of the Samsung Group. It is the largest insurance company in South Korea. Samsung Life's principal products include life and health insurance and annuities.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 27, 2012 5:18 am, 115 views
Sanofi-aventis considers that meeting patient needs must be the first criterion to assess the validity and relevance of health policies. Patients should be able to benefit from innovations that can improve their health as quickly as possible without obstruction by unjustified administrative barriers.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 5, 2012 4:19 am, 175 views
Sberbank Rossii, (English: "Savings Bank of the Russian Federation") is the largest bank in Russia and Eastern Europe. The company's headquarters are in Moscow. In many regions, Sberbank is practically the only bank capable of providing local administrations with complex banking services and of rendering significant financial support in implementing investment and social programs. The bank offers a full range of savings, investment, and lending services. Sberbank counts 252,398 employees.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 27, 2012 5:19 am, 90 views
Schlumberger Limited is the world's largest oilfield services company. Schlumberger employs over 113,000 people working in approximately 85 countries. Schlumberger Limited (Schlumberger N.V.) provides a range of products and services from exploration through production. The Company is a supplier of technology, integrated project management and information solutions to customers in the oil and gas industry globally. The Company operates in three segments: Reservoir Characterization Group, Drilling Group and Reservoir Production Group. Its principal offices are in Houston, Paris, and the Hague.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 27, 2012 5:22 am, 96 views
Schneider Electric SA is a French global company. Schneider Electric SA is a France-based company that specializes in electricity distribution, automation management and produces installation components for energy management. The Company has five divisions organized by business: Energy and Infrastructure, which includes medium and low voltage, installation systems and control, renewable energies and includes customer segments in Utilities, Marine, residential and oil & gas sector; Industry, which includes automation & control which includes water treatment and mining, minerals & metals industries; Buildings, which includes building automation and security, whose customers are hotels, hospitals, office and retail buildings; Data centres and networks, and Residential which is engaged in solutions for saving electricity bills by combining lighting and heating control features, among others.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 27, 2012 5:23 am, 102 views
SSE plc (formerly Scottish and Southern Energy plc) is a Scottish-registered British electric utility company headquartered in Perth. It is one of the leading energy companies in the UK and the country’s second largest energy supplier. It is involved in the generation and supply of electricity, the supply of gas, the operation of gas and telecoms networks and other energy-related services such as gas storage, contracting, connections and metering. SSE is the UK's largest generator from renewable sources.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 27, 2012 5:26 am, 106 views
Sears Holdings Corporation is a retail conglomerate that operates 4,000 retail locations under the mastheads of Sears, Sears Grand, Sears Hometown Stores, Sears Hardware, Kmart, Big Kmart, Super Kmart, The Great Indoors, and Lands' End stores. It is the tenth largest retailer by annual revenue in the United States. The company maintains its corporate headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA. It employs over 210,000 people (2010).
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 27, 2012 5:27 am, 119 views
Seven & I Holdings Co., is a diversified retail group headquartered in Nibancho, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. Seven & I is now the fifth largest retailer in the world, with 35,000 stores in approximately 100 countries.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 27, 2012 5:28 am, 118 views
Sharp Corporation is a Japanese multinational corporation that designs and manufactures electronic products. Headquartered in Abeno-ku, Osaka, Japan, Sharp employs 56,600 staff, of which around half live outside Japan. It operates from 64 bases in 30 countries and its products are distributed in 164 countries worldwide. Sharp is one of the leading electronics companies in the world.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 27, 2012 5:35 am, 119 views
Shenhua Group is a state-owned mining and energy company in China. It is the largest coal-producing company in the world. The Shenhua Group operates Shenfu Dongsheng coalfield as well as the affiliated railway assets, power plants, port facilities, shipping fleet, and coal liquefaction projects. In addition to the coal production in China, Shenhua is also looking at investments in Mongolia, Indonesia and Australia. The company employs 150,000 people.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 27, 2012 5:36 am, 106 views
Shougang short for Shougang Group headquartered in Beijing is one of the China's largest steel companies. Shougang Hierro Peru operates the Marcona Mine on the Pacific coast of southern Peru an open-pit iron mine.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 27, 2012 5:38 am, 98 views
Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. is a Japan-based oil company. The Company operates in three business segments. The Petroleum segment is engaged in the development and refinement of oil, the manufacture of oil and petrochemical products, the transportation, storage and handling of crude oil and petroleum products, as well as the sale of gasoline, liquefied petroleum (LP) gas, kerosene, gas oil, fuel oil, asphalt, lubricant and chemicals. The Energy Solution segment provides solar cell modules and electricity. The Others segment is engaged in the lease of real estates, the construction work, the sale of automobile related products and dispersed power businesses.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 27, 2012 5:39 am, 104 views
SHV Holdings is a privately owned Dutch trading company, regarded as one of the world's largest private trading groups. SHV have interests in transport, retail, oil and financial services, including part of the Makro cash-and-carry chain.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 27, 2012 5:41 am, 120 views
Siemens AG is a German multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Munich, Germany. It is the largest Europe-based electronics and electrical engineering company. Siemens is an integrated technology company with activities in the fields of industry, energy and healthcare. It is organized into six main divisions: Industry, Energy, Healthcare, Equity Investments, Siemens IT Solutions, and Services and Siemens Financial Services (SFS). Siemens and its subsidiaries employ approximately 360,000 people across nearly 190 countries.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 27, 2012 5:42 am, 92 views
Sinochem Corporation is China's largest trading company and its first multinational conglomerate. Sinochem deals primarily in petrochemicals distribution, but also in rubber, plastics, and agrochemicals. It operates through more than 100 subsidiaries in China and abroad in concerns ranging from petroleum trading to real estate. In August 2009, Sinochem bought the United Kingdom-based oil company Emerald Energy.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 27, 2012 5:43 am, 110 views
China National Machinery Industry Corp (Sinomach) is the largest machinery manufacturer in China. In March 2011, the company acquired McCormick France SAS, a French manufacturer of tractors, as part of strategy for entering the European tractor market.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 27, 2012 5:45 am, 117 views
China Petrochemical Corporation or Sinopec Group is Asia's largest oil refining and petrochemical enterprise, administered by SASAC for the State Council of the People's Republic of China. It is headquartered in Beijing. Its major subsidiary, China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation Limited, commonly referred to as "Sinopec Limited", is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 27, 2012 5:46 am, 107 views
Sinosteel Corporation is a raw material processing company based in the People's Republic of China. It is the country's second largest importer of iron ore.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 27, 2012 5:47 am, 115 views
Sistema is a large Russian-based diversified financial corporation with its headquarters in Moscow. The Company focuses on the management of a number of companies involved in the such sectors as: telecommunication, high technology, petrochemical and fuel-energy complex, radars and aerospace, banking, real estate, retail trade, mass-media, tourism and healthcare services, among others. Its subsidiaries carry out business activities in the markets of Russia, Commonwealth of Independent States, Central and Eastern Europe and India. AFK Sistema OAO operates through one representative office located in India, as well as numerous subsidiaries and affiliated companies, located domestically and abroad.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 27, 2012 5:49 am, 106 views
SK Group is the third largest conglomerate in South Korea. The SK Group is composed of 92 subsidiary and affiliate companies that share the SK brand and culture. SK Group has more than 30,000 employees who work from 113 offices worldwide. While its business is mainly based on chemical, petroleum and energy industries, it also provides services in construction, shipping, marketing, local telephone, mobile phone, high-speed Internet, and wireless broadband service WiBro. SK has recently further broadened its range of business to semiconductors, merging Hynix into SK Hynix.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 27, 2012 5:50 am, 102 views
The SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français) headquartered in Paris, is France's national state-owned railway company. SNCF operates the country's national rail services, including the TGV, France's high-speed rail network. Its functions include operation of rail services for passengers and freight, and maintenance and signaling of rail infrastructure owned by Réseau Ferré de France (RFF). SNCF employs more than 180,000 people in 120 countries across the globe. The rail network consists of about 32,000 km (20,000 mi) of route, of which 1,800 km (1,100 mi) are high-speed lines and 14,500 km (9,000 mi) electrified. About 14,000 trains are operated daily.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 27, 2012 5:52 am, 117 views
Société Générale S.A. is a large European Bank and a major Financial Services company that has a substantial global presence. Its head office is in Paris. The three main divisions are Retail Banking & Specialized Financial Services (particularly in France and Eastern Europe), Corporate and Investment Banking (Derivatives, Structured Finance and Euro Capital Markets) and Global Investment Management & Services. It is the Nr. 2 French bank and the Nr. 8 bank in the European zone. Société Générale employs about 159,000 people.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 27, 2012 5:53 am, 105 views
Sodexo (formerly Sodexho Alliance) is a French multinational corporation headquartered in the Paris suburb of Issy-les-Moulineaux, France. Sodexo is one of the largest food services and facilities management companies in the world, with 380,000 employees, present on 34,000 sites in 80 countries. Revenues by region represent: 37% Continental Europe, 38% North America, 8% UK and Ireland, 17% Rest of World. Sodexo services many sectors including private corporations, government agencies, schools from elementary through university, hospitals and clinics, assisted-living facilities, military bases, and correctional facilities.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 27, 2012 5:55 am, 112 views
SoftBank Corp. with headquarters in Tokyo is a Japanese telecommunications and Internet corporation, with operations in broadband, fixed-line telecommunications, e-Commerce, Internet, broadmedia, technology services, finance, media and marketing, and other businesses. SoftBank's corporate profile includes various other companies such as Japanese broadband company Cable & Wireless IDC, cable company BB-Serve, and gaming company GungHo Online Entertainment. Additionally, it has various partnerships in Japanese subsidiaries of foreign companies such as Yahoo!, E-Trade, Ustream.tv and Morningstar. Softbank counts 21,799 employees (2011).
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 27, 2012 5:57 am, 98 views
Solvay SA is a Belgian chemical company with its head office in Brussels that offers a broad range of products that contribute to improving quality of life and its customers' performance in markets such as consumer goods, construction, automotive, energy, water and environment and electronics.
Submitted by globalgovaffairs-com, April 12, 2012 5:26 am, 214 views