News headlines for “Deregulation or Protectionism?”

  1. Jakarta Poaches on Farmland Waters

    Friday, May 18, 2012

    The 18,000 litres of clean water that Jakarta consumes per second are expected to hit 26,000 litres by 2015. The solution? A 54-km stretch of toll road cut through prime paddy land to access the water resources of this salubrious hill district.

  2. Jakarta Poaches on Farmland Waters

    Friday, May 18, 2012

    The 18,000 litres of clean water that Jakarta consumes per second are expected to hit 26,000 litres by 2015. The solution? A 54-km stretch of toll road cut through prime paddy land to access the water resources of this salubrious hill district.

  3. Public Funds Could Help Provide Water and Electricity, Researchers Say

    Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    For several decades, governments around the globe have turned to privatisation as the best option to help relieve the world's destitute by providing them with health care services, water and electricity. By and large, however, this effort has failed.

  4. Corporations Win Big in Battle Against Investment Regulation

    Sunday, May 06, 2012

    In a world where governments are increasingly subservient to global finance capital, multinationals are gaining ground in the fight against state regulations that aim to protect the environment, public health or social policies.

  5. Renationalised YPF Aims to Bring Self-Sufficiency in Oil and Gas

    Friday, May 04, 2012

    After the Argentine Congress approved the renationalisation of YPF, the country’s biggest oil company, late Thursday, thousands of demonstrators from different political and social groups cheered the decision outside the legislature.

  6. Bolivia Boosts Incentives for Foreign Oil Companies

    Wednesday, May 02, 2012

    Almost six years after the nationalisation of gas and oil reserves in Bolivia, foreign companies maintain an active presence in the sector, and the government is now offering them greater incentives to increase oil production.

  7. ARGENTINA-SPAIN: Business Must Go On

    Friday, April 20, 2012

    Hundreds of Spanish companies continue to do business in Argentina, despite Madrid’s campaign in defence of Repsol, which controls YPF — the oil company that the government of Cristina Fernández plans to renationalise.

  8. European NGOs Put IFIs Under Microscope

    Wednesday, April 04, 2012

    European civil society organisations continue to demand that international financial institutions (IFIs) such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund apply the same standards of transparency and accountability to their internal affairs that they demand for governments across the world.

  9. Public Water Management Services Need 'Committed Citizens' to Overcome Challenges

    Wednesday, March 14, 2012

    The trend of privatisation and commercialisation of water services, which set in in the 1980s and continued throughout the 1990s, has come to a halt due to the process’ own failures, and has given rise to a return of those services into efficient public management, according to a new book.

  10. French Alternative Water Forum Says ‘No’ to Privatisation

    Wednesday, March 07, 2012

    Back in 2001, Gérard Mestrallet, CEO of the transnational water giant GDF- Suez, highlighted his company’s 'commitment to fight for better access' to safe water and sanitation throughout the world, in order to put an end to all deadly water-borne diseases, from children’s diarrhoea to parasitic diseases to dysentery.

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