multinational banks, or the G7 countries. In this brilliant and startling
investigation, Eric J. Weiner uncovers the real leaders guiding our shaky
recovery from the financial crisis. Taking advantage of liquidity problems
in Europe and the US, cash-flush nations including China, Qatar, Singapore,
Saudi Arabia, and Norway are using sovereign wealth funds and other
vehicles to buy up major stakes in corporations and massive tracts of
farmland and natural resources. This is the Shadow Market, quietly yet
aggressively forming the power structure of tomorrow's economy.