LONDON, January 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 2009 was the inaugural year of the World Finance 100, which was recognised as a success and utilised by many as the go-to publication for industry leaders. The website dedicated to the list has also generated a lot of interest over the course of the year, gathering momentum as soon as the announcement was made in early January. A handful of entrants from last year's list have continued with outstanding performance, taking the momentum that saw them do so well in 2009 into the new year, to the extent that they deserved recognition yet again. Names such as ABB, Afschrift, Apple and Merck have managed to make the list again, as have Enel, Gruma, and Google. Many would argue that any of these industry leaders have made great strides over the last twenty four months, and rightly deserve a place on what's becoming the world of financial publishing's most highly regarded list. Entrants who have done well enough to have a repeated presence on the list have done so due to their performance and presence of mind in aligning themselves with different factors over the course of this year alone.
The new entrants - of which there are many - represent a progressive and astute business outlook, following largely disappointing beginnings to the new century. Many of the industries highlighted are dedicated to research and development, heralding a new trend of profound contemplation on the global business platform. As those who took part in the process of putting the list together are all too aware, a shift in perspectives was required, effectively bringing new global mechanisms to the attention of many.
This year's list contains many big names who have invested heavily in order to diversify and evolve ahead of time. Firms such as Adobe, Siemens, Swatch, Walmart and HSBC, who, although enjoying success in previous years, have effectively executed growth plans to the best of their means and capabilities. Innovators like Craig Venter, Carlos Slim Helu, and Prasert Bunsumpun have brought great new ways of identifying and solving issues crucial to human development, communication and contemporary living.
It is with great pleasure that World Finance announces the second annual list of this kind. The team greatly enjoys the research process, interacting with the magazine's readership, and welcoming familiar faces from last year's list.
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