Meet the Investors

It’s a common refrain as governments across the world compete to lure the money of companies, banks, pension funds and other governments with ever more ‘pro-business’ policies. The investors themselves are often explicit about what they want. In Greece earlier this year, eleven aggrieved companies, including Nestle, Philip Morris and Unilever said that they would be happy to spend more in the country if only it was “more friendly to investment”. Their definition of friendship turned out to involve lowering minimum wage, especially to young or currently unemployed people.

The whims and predilections of ‘the market’ are objects of obsession for a variety of financial analysts and politicians. This issue of the Corporate Watch magazine isn’t for them, but it is about investment and what these much-quoted and feared investors get out of it.

  1. By Corporate Watch

  2. By Dariush Sokolov

  3. By Jan Toporowski

  4. By Shiar Youssef, Dave Whyte

  5. By Aris Kontos

  6. By Corporate Watch

  7. By Corporate Watch

  8. By Corporate Watch

  9. By Rachel Boyd

  10. By Shiar Youssef

  11. By Richard Whittell

Issue no. and Date: 
Issue #54 - Summer 2014