COMPANY TYPE OF BUSINESS        ESTIMATED
                      MARKET VALUE
                      BILLIONS OF DOLLARS
      VALE DO RIO     Mining, forestry,       $16.0
      DOCE            transport
      LIGHT           Electric utility         3.0
      COPENE          Petrochemicals           2.5
      ESCELSA         Electric utility         0.5
      RFFSA           Railroad                  NA
      MERIDIONAL      Commercial bank           NA
      
      ...AND SPURS HUGE
      PROJECTS
      
      TYPE            VENTURE                ESTIMATED COST
                                          BILLIONS OF DOLLARS
      POWER           Complete 18                $5.0
                      hydroelectric projects
      HIGHWAY         Build metropolitan So       2.2
                      Paulo beltway   
      GAS             Install from Bolivia to     2.0
      PIPELINE        So Paulo 
      SUBWAY          Extend So Paulo line        2.O
      ENVIRONMENT     Create network to           1.5
                      monitor Amazon basin 
      POLLUTION       Build sewage system         0.9
      CONTROL         to clean up Tiete River 
      DATA: BANCO ICATU, INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK, 
      BUSINESS WEEK EST.
      
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