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Ulysses de la Torre is an independent emerging and frontier markets consultant in Mexico City. He maintains a blog at and a Twitter feed @divergingmarket.
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  • 20 Things Besides Facebook Worth $100 Billion 0 comments
    May 21, 2012 11:20 AM | about stocks: AAPL, BP, CYB, FXE, INR, JPM, TUR, FB

    20 Things Besides Facebook FB Worth $100 Billion

    "A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon you're talking real money." - Everett Dirksen

    1. China's total defense budget - The Hindu

    2. Apple's AAPL cash reserves in the first quarter of this year - Technorati

    3. The amount of American student loan debt taken out last year - NY Daily News

    4. The face value of fake US government bonds seized in a 2009 northern Italy raid - Bloomberg

    5. Nominal Gross Domestic Product of Bangladesh or Angola in 2011, according to the IMF - Wikipedia

    6. Saudi Arabia's recent solar energy investment - Motley Fool

    7. Qatar's Sovereign Wealth Fund - SWF Institute

    8. The entire government budget of Iran - CIA via Wikipedia

    9. The entire government budget of Iraq - Reuters

    10. US exports to China CYB, FXCH - China Daily

    (click to enlarge)100 billion Zimbabwe Dollars

    11. France's holdings of Italian sovereign debt FXE - New York Times

    12. Bilateral trade between the US and India INR - Economic Times of India

    13. The estimated value of the smart grid market by 2020 - Telecom Engine

    14. The position in asset-backed securities and structured debt by the JP Morgan JPM unit responsible for the $2 billion hedging loss - Reuters

    15. The amount of investment expected in the Arctic circle in the coming decade - Dow Jones

    16. The valuation difference between BP BP and Royal Dutch Shell - Dow Jones

    17. Global mobile data revenues - Mobile Marketing

    18. Nigeria's planned spending on oil and gas exploration for the next five years - Bloomberg

    19. Miami's trade with the rest of the world - World City

    20. Turkey's TUR planned energy investment over the next decade - Turkish Weekly

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Themes: ipo-analysis Stocks: AAPL, BP, CYB, FXE, INR, JPM, TUR, FB
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