September 21, 2009 11:20
Samsung Electronics and Hyundai Motor have been included in Interbrand's annual ranking of the 100 most valuable global brands.
Samsung Electronics climbed two spots to 19th place while Hyundai Motor came in 69th, up three notches from 2008. The two recorded brand values worth US$17.5 billion and $4.6 billion respectively.
Interbrand said the two companies are maintaining their competitive edge despite the economic slowdown by introducing LED TVs and premium sedans through aggressive investment.
Coca-Cola topped the list, followed by IBM and Microsoft, the same top three as last year with all of them headquartered in the U.S.
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