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This Report describes global privatizations during 2014 and the first eight months of 2015, with emphasis on those in the European Union; it also presents four articles contributed by outside experts that highlight specific national and industrial programs.

Call it “Britain and (especially) China lead the world in a new privatization wave”. The 42-month period between January 2012 and August 2015 saw governments around the world raise over $812 billion (€644 billion) through privatizations, dwarfing the total for any comparable previous period, and the global value of privatizations for the first eight months of 2015, $213.4 billion (€188.2 billion), implies that the full-year 2015 total will be by far the highest on record—perhaps exceeding $300 billion for the first time ever.

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei