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Financialisation is the term for non-financial corporations engaging in financial transactions – such as investing, increasing debt for strategic reasons, buying back their own shares and buying out potential competitors – to create higher shareholder value in the short term. This has been happening in numerous sectors - from pharma and electronics to big tech. Financialisation can create huge social cost. SOMO investigates different sectors where financialisation is happening and problematises the consequences.

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