Eighteen years ago, the year in which Business Today started, the first BT 500 came into being. It has been a long and consistent ride since then, with value being added to the listings year after year. To arrive at the list of some of the most valuable companies in India, BT relies on Prowess, the database of the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy. You can find here the list from 2004 onwards.
2011
BIG STORY
The 2011 edition offers just one listing of the private firms and PSUs. The most comprehensive ranking reflects a new world where investors reward, or punish, companies.
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Next 500
2010
BIG STORY
The buzz is back - and the upswing in valuations is the best indicator of the turnaround in not just sentiment on the street but also of fortunes of corporate India.
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Top Companies
PSUs
2009
BIG STORY
The trials of the past year have been captured well in the 18th listing of India's Most Valuable Companies, with the top 500 showing a 7.32 per cent drop in capitalisation.
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Top Companies
PSUs
2008
BIG STORY
Though the subprime crisis erupted in the US, few expected it to impact the India story in the way it has now. There was always a fear lurking in Dalal Street.
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Top Companies
PSUs
2007
BIG STORY
That stock markets reward good performance is well known. Companies that deliver or appear poised to deliver strong topline/bottom line growth become the favourites.
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Top Companies
PSUs
2006
BIG STORY
If global growth is a seesaw, it's beginning to tilt towards India Inc, even as the industry woos the world. BT 500 listing for 2006 is an early-on index of that rebalancing act.
COMPLETE LIST:
Top Companies
PSUs
2005
BIG STORY
13 years after its creation, the higher echelons of BT 500 now feature companies from sectors as varied as steel, automotive, banks and many more. Now, it gets interesting.
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Top Companies
PSUs
2004
BIG STORY
It doesn't take a cigarette-smoking, cookie-baking oracle to spot the future trends that lie hidden, barely so, in the matrix of numbers that make up the BT 500. Anyone can do it.
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PSUs
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