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On Friday, Eletrobras of Brazil, an electric utility listed its ADR shares on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) with the ticker EBR.

Formerly, Eletrobras shares used to trade on the OTC market where they had been the largest Brazilian OTC stock.

A brief overview of Eletrobras from corporate site:

The biggest company of the energy sector in Latin America. Created in 1962, Eletrobrás (Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras S.A.) is the leader of a system consisting of six subsidiary companies, of the electric Power Research Center l (“Cepel”) and also holder of 50% of the capital stock of Itaipu Binacional. The company is the biggest company of the electric power sector in Latin America.”

- Link: Eletrobras

On September 20th, the integrated oil and natural gas company EcoPetrol listed its shares on the NYSE. For more details go to EcoPetrol SA - A Newly Listed Colombian Stock in NYSE.

Two other stocks that were listed in 2008 are:

1. Cascal NV - Utility in UK - HOO
2. Reed Elsevier NV - Publishing - ENL

We shall revisit these stocks in a few months.

Source: Electrobras Moves to NYSE