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Fortune's Fastest Growing Companies 2009

In a global downturn that has seen major companies contract and entire economies shrink, some businesses have managed to buck the trend and experience rapid growth. In annual report on the Fastest-Growing Companies, for the first time the list has been opened to businesses headquartered outside the United States. These companies, which have significantly shaken up some of the top spots, must still trade on U.S. exchanges and file quarterly reports. Fortune ranks companies based on the last three

Fastest-Growing Companies 2009

In a global downturn that has seen major companies contract and entire economies shrink, some businesses have managed to buck the trend and experience rapid growth.

In Fortune’s annual report on the Fastest-Growing Companies, for the first time the list has been opened to businesses headquartered outside the United States. These companies, which have significantly shaken up some of the top spots, must still trade on U.S. exchanges and file quarterly reports.

Fortune ranks companies based on the last three years of revenue, profit growth and total return. Market Cap and P/E ratio numbers are as of market open on 8/17/09.

So, what are the world’s fastest growing companies? Click ahead to find out!

Posted 17 Aug 2009

Source: Fortune Magazine