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The Challenges of PrivatizationAn International Analysis$
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Bernardo Bortolotti and Domenico Siniscalco

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199249343

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2004

DOI: 10.1093/0199249342.001.0001

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Privatization Around the World

Privatization Around the World

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The Challenges of Privatization


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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

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