First of all it is simply stupid... comparing market capitalization to annual GDP...
This blogger : russian-front.com/2012/02/29/remarkably-dumb-journalism/ took exactly the same position but in addition he attempted to estimate capitalization of Poland. Accuracy of actual numbers aside, he came to these two conclusions:
1. So leaving out all the malls and office buildings going up in Warsaw, and all those cows and pigs in the Polish countryside, we find it would cost at least $1770 billion to buy Poland, making it worth at least three times as much as Apple.
2. My question is why professional financial journalists make basic mistakes like this [boletus:comparing GDP to market capitalization]