By Amy Antenora
General Motors managed to squeeze into the top 10 companies listed on Fortune magazine’s Global 500 list the magazine’s annual ranking of the world’s largest corporations. While GM, listed at No. 9, ranked higher than Daimler (No. 11) and Ford (No. 13), it was still trumped by Toyota Motor Co. (No. 5), one of several foreign automakers that has seen a spike in sales the past few years as consumer interest in more fuel-efficient, ‘eco-friendly’ vehicles grows.
Wal-Mart ranked No. 1 on the list followed by petro-chemical companies Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell and BP. Other automakers and automotive suppliers to make the grade were BASF, BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Peugeot, ThyssenKrupp and Volkswagen.
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