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Top privatizations: All

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Nordea (19.5% owned by Swedish government) 448
2 Apoteket (partial, 2009) 36
3 SBAB < 5
4 Telia Sonera (37.3% owned by the Swedish government) < 5
5 SAS (50% owned by Swedish, Danish, Norwegian governments) < 5

Top privatizations: Argentina

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Ferrocarriles Argentinos, railway-lines all over the country (some in the process of re-nationalization under the Kirchner administration) 50
2 Buenos Aires Metro, given under concession but still owned by the State < 5
3 Gas del Estado, national gas company partitioned and sold, among others, to the Spanish Gas Natural. < 5
4 Fábrica Militar de Aviones (FMA), sold to Lockheed Martin < 5
5 Aerolíneas Argentinas, the former national carrier. However, in 2009, it was renationalized. < 5
6 Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales (YPF), national oil-company sold to the Spanish Repsol. The Argentinian government in 2004 set up a new state oil company (Enarsa) from scratch. < 5

Top privatizations: Australia

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Qantas 3973
2 Sydney Airport 1435
3 Telstra 1265
4 Commonwealth Bank of Australia 931
5 Public transport in Melbourne 92
6 Electricity and natural gas supply companies in Victoria 70
7 Commonwealth Oil Refineries 33
8 Government Insurance Office in New South Wales < 5
9 Government Cleaning Service (New South Wales) < 5
10 Commonwealth Serum Laboratories < 5
11 Government Printing Service (New South Wales) < 5
12 Commonwealth Industrial Gases < 5

Top privatizations: Brazil

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 CSN 128
2 Embratel 118
3 RFFSA 42
4 Vale do Rio Doce < 5
5 Telebrás < 5

Top privatizations: Canada

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Uranium industry in Saskatchewan 8392
2 Air Canada 3071
3 Canadian National Railway 1506
4 Telus, formerly Alberta Government Telephones 1166
5 Highway 407 849
6 Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan 600
7 Petro-Canada 332
8 Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS) 280
9 Ontario Hydro (only partially privatized, Ontario Power Generation remains a crown corporation) 183
10 Nova Scotia Power 90
11 Saskatchewan Wheat Pool 81
12 Teleglobe - An international telco carrier. 17

Top privatizations: France

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Snecma (in 2004 France sold 35% of Snecma for €1.45 billion) 273
2 Gaz de France (GDF) Prime minister Dominique de Villepin announced a merger between GDF and Suez; since the state owns 80% of GDF, a privatization of GDF would require the passing of a new law; the state would control only 34% of the capital of the new group: see [link]. 168
3 SNCM (Société Nationale Maritime Corse Méditerranée) ferry-company. Privatized at the end of 2005. 39
4 France Télécom (the French State has owned under 50% of France Télécom since September 2004) 9
5 Électricité de France (EDF) (in December 2005 France sold 30% of EDF) < 5
6 Pages Jaunes (Yellow Pages) (in 2004 France sold 32% of Pages Jaunes for €1.25 billion) < 5
7 Credit Lyonnais (a bank - privatized in 2001) < 5

Top privatizations: Germany

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Deutsche Telekom 882
2 Deutsche Post Jan. 2005 - KfW buys 12% (€1.7 billion) to [link]. 645
3 UFA underwent privatization in 1921 279
4 Deutsche Postbank (in 2004 the state floated a minority stake for €2.5 billion) 181
5 Deutsche Bundesbahn became Deutsche Bahn in 1994 153
6 Deutsche Bundespost became 117

Top privatizations: India

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Cochin International Airport 714
2 Hyderabad International Airport 703
3 Delhi Airport 51
4 Mumbai Airport < 5
5 Maruti Udyog < 5
6 BSNL < 5
7 Bangalore International Airport < 5

Top privatizations: Israel

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 El Al 1312
2 Bank Hapoalim 172
3 Bank Leumi (partial) 102
4 Zim Integrated Shipping Services 101
5 Israel Discount Bank (partial) 99
6 Bezeq 72
7 Israel Chemicals 56
8 RAFAEL Armament Development Authority (partial) < 5

Top privatizations: Italy

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Eni 616
2 Telecom Italia 341
3 INA 232
4 Terna (Enel sold 43.5% for €1.48 billion in June 2004) ( [link]) 38
5 IRI (Among which Autostrade s.p.a., Credito Italiano) 37
6 Enel S.p.A. (1999 32% €16.6 billion, 2003 6.6% €2.2 billion, 2004 20% €7.5 billion) ( [link]) < 5

Top privatizations: Japan

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Japan Tobacco 497
2 Japan Railways Group (formerly Japanese National Railways) 490
3 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone 392
4 Japan Post (half-privatized) 271

Top privatizations: Korea

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 POSCO (Pohang Iron & Steel) 532
2 Korea Electric Power (KEPCO; half-privatized) 198
3 Korea Telecom < 5
4 KT&G (Korea Tobacco & Ginseng) < 5
5 KOGAS < 5

Top privatizations: Malaysia

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Malaysia Airlines 2171
2 Telekom Malaysia 487
3 Tenaga National Berhad - national electricity-generation and distribution 290
4 Pasir Gudang Local Authority 194
5 Senai International Airport 166
6 Malaysian Airports Holding < 5
7 Johor Water Corporation < 5
8 PosMalaysia - national postal services < 5
9 Keretapi Tanah Melaya Berhad - national railway company < 5

Top privatizations: New Zealand

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Air New Zealand, privatized in 1989, subsequently rescued by the Crown in 2001 1309
2 Auckland Airport 558
3 Bank of New Zealand - semi-privatized in 1987; rescued by the Crown in 1990; sold off in 1992 129
4 New Zealand Rail Limited, privatized in 1993, became Tranz Rail Limited in 1995 - Government subsequently repurchased the track lease 45
5 Electricity Corporation of New Zealand (ECNZ) - part of which became privatized as Contact Energy in the period 1995 - 1998 39
6 New Zealand Steel, privatized from 1987, now part of BlueScope Steel 27
7 Ministry of Works and Development 23
8 various council-controlled organisations formerly owned by territorial authorities: see also Local Authority Trading Enterprises (LATEs) < 5
9 Telecom New Zealand, privatized in 1990 < 5
10 The Post Office Savings Bank (POSB), bought by the ANZ bank in 1989 < 5
11 Government Print < 5

Top privatizations: Norway

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Telenor (floated on the stock market in 2000, Government retains 54%) 755
2 Statoil (floated on the stock market in 2001, Government retains 71%) 644
3 DnB NOR (floated on the stock market in 1995, Government retains 34%) 281
4 Kongsberg Gruppen (floated on the stock market in 1993, Government retains 50%) 85
5 Postbanken (merged with DnB NOR in 1999) 45
6 NSB Gods (now CargoNet, partially sold to Green Cargo in 2002, NSB retains 55%) 44
7 Finnmark Fylkesrederi (sold to Veolia Transport Norway in 2003) 24
8 Christiania Bank og Kreditkasse (sold to Nordea in 2000) 18
9 Statkorn (floated on the stock market as Cermaq in 2000, Government retains 44%) 15
10 Norsk Medisinaldepot (sold to Celesio in 2001) 14
11 Fredrikstad Energi (49% sold to Fortum) 7
12 Årdal og Sunndal Verk (merged with Norsk Hydro in 1986) < 5
13 Østfold Energi (parts sold to Fortum in 2001) < 5
14 Oslo Energi (parts merged with Hafslund) < 5
15 TrønderBilene (66% sold to Fosen Trafikklag in 1999) < 5
16 Arcus (sold to Sucra in 2001) < 5

Top privatizations: Ireland

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Aer Lingus - floated on the stock market. State retains 25% 1621
2 Cablelink - sold to NTL Ireland. Formerly held 50/50 by Telecom Eireann and Raidió Teilifís Éireann, both state-owned at the time. 118
3 ACCBank - sold to Rabobank 51
4 TSB Bank - sold to Irish Life & Permanent 39
5 Irish Sugar - floated on stock market as Greencore. State retains one share for veto purposes. 6
6 Irish Steel - transferred ownership to Ispat, firm bankrupt, no longer exists. < 5
7 Irish National Petroleum Corporation - all assets sold to ConocoPhillips, still exists in law < 5
8 British and Irish Steampacket Company Limited - sold to Irish Continental < 5
9 ICC Bank - sold to Bank of Scotland < 5
10 Nítrigin Éireann - sold to its other shareholder in Irish Fertiliser Industries, Richardsons, final firm called IFI, no longer exists. < 5
11 Telecom Éireann - floated on the stock market < 5
12 Irish Life - sold to Irish Permanent < 5

Top privatizations: Romania

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Romtelecom - national telecommunications company 101
2 Petrom - national petroleum company 81
3 Electrica - electricity distributor 48
4 Sidex - steelworks < 5

Top privatizations: Russia

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Gazprom (1994) 1122
2 MMC Norilsk Nickel (1995) 257
3 Mechel (1995) 103
4 Novolipetsk Steel (1995) 96
5 YUKOS (1995) < 5
6 LUKoil (1995) < 5
7 Surgutneftegaz (1995) < 5

Top privatizations: Singapore

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Singapore Telecommunications (1992) 641
2 Singapore Post 190
3 Singapore Power 129
4 Singapore Broadcasting Corporation (1994, as the Television Corporation of Singapore; later renamed MediaCorp in 2001) 70
5 Post Office Savings Bank (bought by DBS Bank in 1998 and rebranded as POSBank) < 5
6 Port of Singapore Authority (1997) < 5

Top privatizations: United Kingdom

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Top privatizations: United States

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Conrail 273
2 Railway Express Agency (REA) 145
3 Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) < 5
4 Student Loan Marketing Association (SLM Corporation) (Sallie Mae) < 5

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