Privatization Around the World


in The Challenges of Privatization

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780199249343
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191600845 | DOI:
 Privatization Around the World

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This chapter provides a description of privatization processes in the main areas of the world. Particularly, the main aspects analyzed are the following: the extent of privatization, measured by the number of transactions and their revenues; the time frames; the choice of privatization methods (public offering or direct placement); the main sectors involved; the stake sold; the opening of capital to foreigners; and the existence of golden share mechanisms (that is the special rights retained by governments after privatization). Finally, within each area, the most interesting national experiences are highlighted.

Keywords: Africa; Asia; Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECS); Europe; Former Soviet Union; Latin America; North America; Oceania; privatization methods; privatization revenues; privatization trends

Chapter.  7492 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Financial Markets

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