The financial sector is an important element of Australia, powering the activity of all its economy. Banks, insurance, and financial services companies guarantee financial transactions, circulation of capital, credit, risk mitigation, investments, and the reliability of financial information.
One of the most sophisticated e-commerce markets, Australia is a smaller but solvable market for online shopping. Dominated by a leading American e-commerce company, Australia still has a little digital space for some local players with an established foothold.
The top Australian companies by number of employees are among the world’s largest private employers. With tens or even hundreds of thousands of employees, Australian corporations employ national and foreign workers to conduct their day-to-day operations in Australia, Asia-Pacific, and beyond.
The largest companies of Australia greatly impact the country’s economy, the dynamism of the region, and beyond. The thirty largest publicly traded Australian companies, top constituents of the ASX 200 index, are detailed with their activities, logos, and useful links.
With a technologically advanced economy and a unique position in Asia-Pacific, Australia is the birthplace of many startups and tech companies. Thanks to a well-connected startup ecosystem, Australia has fostered the development of a number of local startups nationally and helped their international launch.