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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.
AS PROTESTS against financial power sweep the world this week, science may have confirmed the protesters' worst fears.
The Sunday Times Magazine released the 2011 UK Rich List, it reveals that the 1,000 wealthiest people in the country are now worth a combined £395.8 billion, equivalent to more than a third of the national debt. The number of billionaires has risen from 53 to 73, while nine people have seen their fortunes rise by £1 billion or more during the past 12 months alone (May 2010 – May 2011. Top 20 Richest People In UK