Gazprom May End Year as No. 2 Earner

Depressing isn’t it - only two companies (GE and Toyota) outside of oil and finance in the top twenty.

GE are big in finance as well GB. Thats the area of their operations that was the main cause of their drop. Their big into consumer credit, credit cards and car loans in the main.

Don’t forget their real and commercial loan divisions aswell. They blamed their failure to meet analysts estimates on their inability to offload 900 million in real estate loans due to the Bear Stearns thingy.