9. Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras (Eletrobras) ( EBR) is engaged in electric power generation and transmission. The stock increased 10.4% during the past one month on robust earnings. Developments: China's State Grid utility company is in talks with Eletrobras for building generating capacity in Brazil. State Grid is likely to participate in Brazil's transmission sector including building 1,000 kilowatt transmission power lines, which are more cost effective than the lines currently in use in Brazil. The company plans to raise $4 billion through bond sales and loans. Eletrobras has secured a $500 million loan from a Venezuelan lender Andean Development Corporation, $500 million financing from the World Bank, and $1 billion through bonds. Further, $1.5 billion financing from French banks for funding equipment for a nuclear plant in Southeastern Brazil may come through.