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Rank Rank Company name Country Main business Sales
1998 1997       $ Millions % change
71 68 JAPAN AIRLINES JAPAN Air transport 13,071.8 0.9
72 76 DENTSU JAPAN Advertising 12,964.1 5.9
73 66 JAPAN TRAVEL BUREAU JAPAN Travel agency 12,943.4 -1.1
74 82 WOOLWORTHS AUSTRALIA Retailing 12,866.6 8.8
75 73 KOBE STEEL JAPAN Steel, machinery 12,688.4 0.1
76 79 IBM JAPAN JAPAN Computers 12,671.0 7.6
77 71 TAKENAKA CORP. JAPAN Construction 12,666.7 -0.9
78 85 TELSTRA AUSTRALIA Telecommunications 12,515.1 9.0
79 99 PETROLIAM NASIONAL MALAYSIA Oil, gas, refining 12,444.1 21.2
80 65 KIRIN BREWERY JAPAN Beer 12,439.7 -5.7


Rank Company name Net Profit Assets Sales per
1998   $ Millions % change RANK $ Millions Rank $1 Assets
71 JAPAN AIRLINES -520.0 963 16,883.7 71 0.77
72 DENTSU 75.0 -33.2 290 7,740.0 189 1.67
73 JAPAN TRAVEL BUREAU 23.2 32.0 518 3,508.1 382 3.69
74 WOOLWORTHS 207.9 8.3 125 3,039.2 420 4.23
75 KOBE STEEL -40.5 891 19,820.9 53 0.64
76 IBM JAPAN 567.5 23.5 44 8,185.9 177 1.55
77 TAKENAKA CORP. 128.5 -19.0 188 11,638.0 121 1.09
78 TELSTRA 2235.3 85.8 3 19,696.4 54 0.64
79 PETROLIAM NASIONAL 3535.0 36.6 2 29,037.1 32 0.43
80 KIRIN BREWERY 209.9 -26.2 123 12,000.6 114 1.04
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Rank Company name Equity Employees Profit per Market
1998   $ Millions Rank Number Rank Employee Cap. $m.
71 JAPAN AIRLINES 1,528.7 265 17,863 176 4,530.1
72 DENTSU 2,421.5 171 5,488 430 13,663
73 JAPAN TRAVEL BUREAU 452.5 629 9,343 301 2,483
74 WOOLWORTHS 1,021.4 381 97,000 20 2,143 3,879.7
75 KOBE STEEL 3,019.3 134 12,550 239 2,278.9
76 IBM JAPAN 2,593.0 153 20,593 150 27,556
77 TAKENAKA CORP. 2,620.0 152 13,620 222 9,433
78 TELSTRA 8,209.7 33 57,234 40 39,055 35,415.6
79 PETROLIAM NASIONAL 12,090.1 13 14,463 212 244,416
80 KIRIN BREWERY 6,239.3 49 8,128 332 25,819 11,422.2
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Rank Company name Profit as % of Notes Key
1998   Sales Assets Equity  
71 JAPAN AIRLINES 3 L
72 DENTSU 0.6 1.0 3.1 3 U
73 JAPAN TRAVEL BUREAU 0.2 0.7 5.1 3 U a
74 WOOLWORTHS 1.6 6.8 20.4 6 L
75 KOBE STEEL 3 L
76 IBM JAPAN 4.5 6.9 21.9 12 U a
77 TAKENAKA CORP. 1.0 1.1 4.9 12 U
78 TELSTRA 17.9 11.3 27.2 6 L S
79 PETROLIAM NASIONAL 28.4 12.2 29.2 3 U S
80 KIRIN BREWERY 1.7 1.7 3.4 12 L
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