The stock market year 2022 is characterized by high price losses. The tech companies in particular fell behind. German companies, on the other hand, no longer appear in the list of the 100 highest capitalized companies. The industrial gases group Linde, which has been based in Ireland since the merger with the US company Praxair, ranks 59th. 19 of the largest stock exchange companies come from Asia, led by the tech group Tencent.