50 Most Valuable Brands in the World

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15. China Mobile
> 2019 brand value: $56 billion
> 2018-2019 brand value change: +4.6%
> Sector: Telecoms
> Country: China

The world’s largest telecommunications company by market capitalization recently started to build its high-speed 5G network in China. The company’s efforts to expand into the U.S. market have been stymied by the Federal Communications Commission on security concerns.

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14. Ping An
> 2019 brand value: $58 billion
> 2018-2019 brand value change: +76.7%
> Sector: Insurance
> Country: China

The world’s fourth largest insurer based on written premiums has reported rising profits, helped by its asset-management division and growth in life and health insurance. Ping An’s real estate investment unit is ramping up activity in China’s rental home market.

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13. Mercedes-Benz
> 2019 brand value: $60 billion
> 2018-2019 brand value change: +25.9%
> Sector: Auto
> Country: Germany

The luxury car brand owned by German auto giant Daimler maintains its leading position in premium cars despite the brand’s slowdown in U.S. and Europe new car sales. Under new leadership, Mercedes-Benz will announce a new strategic plan this summer.

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12. Huawei
> 2019 brand value: $62 billion
> 2018-2019 brand value change: +63.7%
> Sector: Tech
> Country: China

Huawei Technologies, the Chinese maker of smartphones and other telecom equipment is in the crosshairs of the United States, which is attempting (and failing) to convince allies to exclude Huawei hardware from merging with super-fast mobile networks. Meanwhile, Huawei surpassed Apple in smartphone sales last year.

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11. Walmart
> 2019 brand value: $68 billion
> 2018-2019 brand value change: +10.4%
> Sector: Retail
> Country: United States

The world’s top retailer by several measures has been aggressively expanding its online sales services to push back against Amazon.com and Alibaba’s e-commerce dominance. The Arkansas-based company recently launched an online pet pharmacy and plans for in-store veterinary clinics in the U.S. market.