Top companies in the Arab World 2015 – in pictures

1st: Sabic. The list was based on disclosed financial statements for 2014, collated from stock markets across the region. Criteria considered when producing the list included total revenues, net earnings, total assets, and market valuation. The latter was based on April 1, 2015 closing prices. Saudi Arabia’s Sabic had $50.4 billion in revenue and an asset base of $90.9bn, Forbes said. AFP

Top companies in the Arab World 2015 – in pictures

2nd: Qatar National Bank. Emre Rende for The National

Top companies in the Arab World 2015 – in pictures

3rd: Etisalat. The UAE features the second-highest number of entries this year. Fatima Al Marzooqi / The National


Top companies in the Arab World 2015 – in pictures

4th: Saudi Telecom. In terms of number of entries, Saudi Arabia dominated not just the top 10, but the overall ranking. Represented by 59 entries on the list, the combined recent market value of this year’s Saudi companies stands at $436.5bn, with $159bn in revenue. Saudi Telecom ranked second last year. Courtesy: Saudi Telecom Co

Top companies in the Arab World 2015 – in pictures

5th: Saudi Electricity. Reuters

Top companies in the Arab World 2015 – in pictures

6th: National Commercial Bank (NCB). Michael Bou-Nacklie for The National

Top companies in the Arab World 2015 – in pictures

7th: Al Rajhi Bank. Ahmed Yosri for The National

Top companies in the Arab World 2015 – in pictures

8th: National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD). Silvia Razgova / The National

Top companies in the Arab World 2015 – in pictures

9th: Emirates NBD. Pawan Singh / The National

Top companies in the Arab World 2015 – in pictures

10th: First Gulf Bank. Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank placed 15th and Emaar Properties 18th. Sarah Dea / The National

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