Some things need no introduction, and among the companies deeply embedded within the cultures of developed and non-developed nations would be the trusty Toyota. Founded in Japan in 1937, Toyota evolved to become one of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers, and the largest by sales. In fact, it’s only surpassed by the trendy Tesla in market capitalization.
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The giant that is Alibaba is far more superior than most of us realize. At some point, Alibaba was the world’s 5th largest company after Google, Amazon, Apple & Microsoft. 2020 was the golden year, when its market capitalization hovered near $835 billion. That story is over, as Alpho broker summarizes in its analysis.
Just as Asian economies were beginning to recover from the two-year-long coronavirus crisis, they have to worry about another rather large blow: the effects of Russian war against Ukraine. Although it is a local conflict, it has global implications. According to the analysis by Alpho, for Asian economic growth, the biggest risk of the war in Ukraine lies in the rise in prices of energy commodities such as oil, natural gas or coal, with the exception of Middle East.
Have you ever been in a debate over the most popular alcoholic brand? You would probably lose if you’re in a room with a spirit fanatic. The 22-year-old Kweichow Moutai, China’s go-to alcoholic brand, is valued more than Heineken, Budweiser, Carlsberg and the maker of Smirnoff, Captain Morgan, Black Label and Guinness combined.
South Korea’s most valuable company by a landslide, Samsung Electronics, has become a global brand of technological excellence for more than 20 years. The rising popularity of its smartphones has opened the gates of success for Samsung, and it may be surprising to find out that Asia’s 4th most valuable company today, as seen on Alpho’s Top 20 Asian Brands, was founded as a grocery trading store all the way back in 1938.
The multinational technology & entertainment giant coined as Tencent, is the most valuable firm in China, with an impressive market capitalization of $453 billion. The company is comfortably at the top of the podium. Second place Kweichow Moutai, which sells high-end Chinese liquors, is $114 billion away from reaching the high valuation of Tencent. What makes Tencent so successful, and how is the Chinese firm performing recently?
Towards the end of 2021, the PayPal stock struggled to escalate in value, hammered by two straight quarters of decelerating revenue growth, rising technology, development and marketing costs, mixed results in its most recent quarter and weak revenue & profit forecasts for 2022. Despite that, the company has a lot offer, and remains as an attractive investment option to some analysts. Is it the time to buy the hampered stock of the mighty PayPal?
Ongoing geopolitical tensions in Eastern Europe has worsened the global semiconductor chip shortage which has loomed on major tech tycoons for a prolonged period. The Taiwanese TSMC is a pioneer in manufacturing these chips and distributing them across the globe. How has the company been doing recently, and what can we expect for the future of TSMC? We continue with brands out of our study TOP 20 of the twenties
At first, Tobias Lutke and Smoot Lake decided to create an online store in 2004 for selling snowboarding equipment. The duo did not know that they were going to establish the largest e-commerce platform in the world. Today, Shopify is the largest company in terms of capital in Canada, and 128th globally, currently worth over $109 billion.
Lưu Đỗ Hoàng Anh
Since the beginning of 2018, Lưu worked as an analyst for Gulf Brokers, a major global broker with business value excessing $24 billion (2019). Currently, Lưu is the chief analyst of the international brokerage brand Alpho, which is growing dynamically, especially in Southern and Southeastern Asia, and also the Middle East. In 2012, Lưu started in the betting industry and spent four years in service and trade departments doing sales. After high school graduation, he attended prestigious University of Economics in Prague.