Study Shows That One ‘Super-Corporation’ Pulls The Strings Of Global Economy

A University of Zurich study ‘proves’ that a small group of companies

– mainly banks –

wields huge power over the global economy.

The study is the first to look at all 43,060 transnational corporations

and the web of ownership between them

– and created a ‘map’ of 1,318 companies at the heart of the global economy.

The study found that 147 companies formed a ‘super entity’ within this,

controlling 40 per cent of itsĀ  wealth.

All own part or all of one another.

Most are banks – the top 20 includes Barclays and Goldman Sachs.

But the close connections mean that the network could be vulnerable to collapse.

[ … sounds good … ]

The 1,318 transnational corporations that form the core of the globalised economy - connections show partial ownership of one another, and the size of the circles corresponds to revenue. The companies 'own' through shares the majority of the 'real' economy

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