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BlackRock Inc is relatively unknown outside financial circles, but it owns the largest share in the biggest 299 companies in the world. Edward Munoz/Reuters

Who owns the world? Tracing half the corporate giants’ shares to 30 owners

Today the world is dominated by 30 financial corporations that hold more than half the shareholdings of its corporate giants. And they follow the logic of finance capital – the logic of money.
All a blur. The Alibaba IPO sets a new benchmark. Qilai Shen/EPA

Alibaba’s IPO signals a fresh appetite for Chinese technology

The planned stock market listing of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba in New York is a landmark deal for several reasons. The listing is anticipated to become the largest in the US since Facebook’s issue…

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