RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - How long can a company last? A hundred years? Five hundred years? Longer than that? And what do survivors have in common? With these doubts as a reference, the British website Business Financing mapped the oldest companies in each country still in activity, and compiled the graphs illustrating this report.
Some findings are surprising. The oldest company still in operation is located in Japan. It is a construction company called Kongo Gumi, which . . .