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Apple to Top Spain, Greece, Portugal: Chart of the Day

Apple Inc.’s market value is about to overtake that of almost 500 public companies in Spain, Greece and Portugal combined, which together make less profit than the maker of iPhones.

The CHART OF THE DAY shows the equity capitalization of Cupertino, California-based Apple, the world’s most valuable company, and that of the three European countries at the center of Europe’s sovereign-debt crisis, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The total market value of the nations’ public companies in November 2007 was 11 times that of Apple’s before $1 trillion was wiped off their shares.