The New Look Of The Global 1000

It is amazing how much change a decade makes when it comes to the rise and fall of global corporations. In 1989, the Japanese ruled BUSINESS WEEK's Global 1000 list of the largest companies by market capitalization. Seven of the Top 10 corporations were Japanese, led by Nippon Telegraph & Telephone and the Industrial Bank of Japan. In 1999, not a single Japanese company made it into the Top 10. What happened in the interim?

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