Monday, 24 December 2012

Different abbreviations of Companies listed world wide

As a child I was always facinated by the abbreviations used by different companies around the world.  In India we generally find the names of companies ending with Pvt. Ltd. or Ltd. but I started reading novels I found out that in USA the listed companies names generally ends with Inc.  In those days there was no internet so I used to read a lot of books to find out what different companies of the countries in world use for abbreviations.  Now in the Internet age it is easy to find the same out.  However this is just for fun and knowlege that I am listing out the abbreviations used by different companies of the World.



Here goes

GmbH (Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung) : Germany, Austria & Switzerland
SA (Sociedad Anónima)  : Spain, Portugal, Angola, Timor, Mexico, Macao, Mozambique, Italy(know as SpA i.e. Società per Azioni or SRL i.e. Societa a responsabilita Limitata), France(known as sarl i.e. Societe a responsiblite limitee)
SA (Société Anonyme) : Belgium, Lebanon, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Mauritania
AS (Anonim Şirket)  : Turkey
AE (Anonymos Eteria) : Greece
NV (Naamlooz Vennootschap)  or BV (Besloten Vennootschap) : Netherlands
PTTbk (Perseroan Terbatas Terbuka) : Indonesia
Sdn Bhd (Sendirian Berhad)  : Malaysia
Oy (Osakeyhtiö) or AB (aktiebolag)  : Finland/Sweden
AO (Aktsionernoye obshchestvo)  : Russia
AT (Aktsionerne tovarystvo)  : Ukraine
PLC (Great Britain)
and Ltd.(Our own India)
Hope this was helpful, do write in if you know any abbreviations of countries that you know.   Remember as Europe is a mixed entity it is easy to find mixed names in different countries)

Vijay Prabhu


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