The Network of Global Corporate Control Abstract The structure of the control network of transnational corporations affects global market competition and financial stability. So far, only small national samples were studied and there was no appropriate methodology to assess control globally. We present the first investigation of the architecture of the international ownership network, along with the computation of the control held by each global player. We find that transnational corporations form a giant bow-tie structure and that a large portion of control flows to a small tightly-knit core of financial institutions.
Power of the rurban An expanding segment of the population is voting and consuming robustly The fast expanding grey area between India's urban and rural segments — you could call it semi-rural or rurban — is increasingly determining the shape of India's democracy as well as market economy. This aspirational segment has grown faster than you could imagine and the people here are consuming and voting robustly.
Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon was formed in 2008 keeping in mind the growing need for a formal civic structure in Gurgaon. As per Haryana Municipal Corporation Act, 1994, the Governeor of Haryana declared the constitution of Municipal Council of Gurgaon in June 08’. New Gurgaon has witnessed sudden boom of population. With the advent of MNCs and IT companies in large numbers, the city had experience an unplanned growth of population. Although Haryana Government has projected Gurgaon as a millennium city, the infrastructure of Gurgaon has serious lacunas.
Fidelity Investments FMR LLC (Fidelity Management and Research) or Fidelity Investments is an American multinational financial services corporation. It is one of the largest mutual fund and financial services groups in the world. Founded in 1946, the company has since served North American investors. Fidelity Ventures is its venture capital arm. Capital Group Companies Capital Group is one of the world’s largest investment management organizations with assets of around one trillion USD under management. It comprises a group of investment management companies, including Capital Research and Management, American Funds, Capital Bank and Trust, Capital Guardian, and Capital International. The firm was founded in 1931 by Jonathan Bell Lovelace. The Founding Years In 1931, Jonathan Bell Lovelace founded an investment firm, Lovelace, Dennis & Renfrew, which would eventually become the Capital Group Companies.
Vasai-Virar civic body: villages intensify agitation Intensifying their agitation against the inclusion of their villages in the newly formed Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation, people from 53 villages on Tuesday started a hunger strike. People of more than 100 villages have been agitating since August 1 outside the Vasai Tehsil office under the banner of Gaon Vacha Jan Andolan (people's agitation to save villages). Shiv Sena leader Vivek Pandit said if the government accedes to the demands of the villagers, it would be a victory for all the villages that have voted against the inclusion in the municipal corporation. Sena is one of the several political parties, organisations and social workers that have come together for the cause of the villages under the Gaon Vacha Jan Andolan.
Barclays Barclays /ˈbɑːkliz/ is a British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London. It is a universal bank with operations in retail, wholesale and investment banking, as well as wealth management, mortgage lending and credit cards. It has operations in over 50 countries and territories and has around 48 million customers. As of 31 December 2011 Barclays had total assets of US$2.42 trillion, the seventh-largest of any bank worldwide. Barclays traces its origins to a goldsmith banking business established in the City of London in 1690. James Barclay became a partner in the business in 1736. Its Thakur Vs Pandit in Vasai-Virar polls For the first time in two decades, the dominance of the Thakur family in the Vasai-Virar belt is being challenged, in particular by Vasai MLA Vivek Pandit. The tussle between Pandit and Hitendra Thakur has set the tone for the first Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation elections on Sunday. Pandit had led the agitation of 53 villages against their merger with the new Municipal Corporation formed last July by amalgamating Vasai, Virar, Nalasopara and Navghar-Manikpur civic bodies and 53 adjoining village panchayats.
The absolute, urgent need of a proper earth government by Dr Robert Muller Former UN Assistant Secretary General Co founder and Former Chancellor of the UN University for Peace in Costa Rica For a formatted print ready copy click here. Contact: Robert Muller via e mail: email@example.com Web Address: www.robbertmuller.org Credits: Cover Picture: www.rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov/rsd/bluemarble2000.html