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Toyota Motor
Rank: 5
Profits ($millions): $15,042.50
Change from 2006: 7%
Ticker: TM

Despite slow sales in Japan and Asia, Toyota Motor posted record profits for the second consecutive year, riding the wave of increased demand from Europe, America and Africa.

Profits jumped 7% to $15.043 billion in 2007, led by a surge in sales in North America and Europe, specifically the popularity of fuel-efficient smaller hybrids in those markets.

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