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(Fortune Magazine) -- Winning the race

Dutch company ING Group (No. 13) took the top insurance spot from France's AXA (No. 15), thanks to growth in its banking business, a vibrant real estate market-- and fewer claims. ING's results: 31% revenue growth and profits of $9 billion. ING is working to raise its profile in the U.S. by, among other things, sponsoring events like New York City's marathon.

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