Five Russian companies joined the Fortune Global 500 annual rating of the largest global corporations by revenues in 2015 against eight in 2014. Three companies from the base materials sector and two largest Russian banks are in the rating.
Gazprom is 26th in the Fortune Global 500 rating [17th in 2014]. Lukoil remains 43rd. Rosneft climbed to 46th position in the rating [51st in 2014].
Two largest Russian banks in the 2015 year rating strengthened their positions. Sberbank is 177th [186th in 2014] and VTB turns to be 404th [443rd a year earlier].
US retail chain Wal-Mart continues to hold the top position in the rating.
First published by TASS.
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