The 2014 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brand ranking reveals brands that managed to reach big in the past year. The 9th consecutive annual study completed by Millward Brown proves that the recession is officially over: the brand value of the world’s most important brands has increased by 12 percent to $2.9 trillion versus last year’s 7 percent improvement. Apparently, the global economy is stepping into a new positive stage of development.