Munich’s companies: largest market capitalization. 2008

by Finanzplatz München Initiative

Munich is Germany’s capital of publicly listed companies. That’s the finding of a study conducted by "Börse Online", the German financial industry portal. Confirming the other number one rankings accorded to the city, the study first categorized Germany’s 526 leading publicly listed companies – of which the 30 most important are comprised in the Deutscher Aktienindex (DAX-Germany’s Dow Jones) – by the cities in which their headquarters are located. The study then added up, on a city-by-city basis, the market capitalizations of the DAX blue chips located in them. The results: Munich’s DAX blue chips have a total market capitalization of €205 billion – by far the largest of any city in Germany. "Munich is capital’s hometown," concludes Börse Online.

Munich’s total was some €63 billion greater than number two Düsseldorf’s €142 billion. Finishing number three and four were also-rans Bonn (€81 billion) and Frankfurt (€64 billion).

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