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Capital Markets Information, Definition, News, Research, Articles, Journal - Accountability Central

Capital Markets – a formal definition -- 

The capital markets are the markets for long-term loans and equity capital. Companies and the government can raise funds for long-term investments via the capital markets. The capital markets include the stock market, the bond market, and the primary market. Securities trading on organized capital markets is monitored by the government; new issues are approved by authorities of financial supervision and monitored by participating banks. ...

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News & Updates

August 3, 2015 Asian stocks fall on China growth concerns as oil extends drop

Brisbane Times - The S&P 500 rose 2 per cent, the most since February, while the îStoxxî Europe 600 Index added 4 per cent. The Asia Pacific index fell 2.9 per cent, despite gains in Japanese shares. Japan's Topix...

August 3, 2015 The 2015 European Investor Roundtable: Taking the Long View

Institutional Investor - For European pension fund managers, there is no dearth of serious economic and financial issues to confront. That was the common theme on May 28, when nine investors from across Europe gathered for...

August 3, 2015 Investors find value in following conscience

The Australian - There is much more to it âthan just getting rid of tobacco companies or those in the fossil-fuel businessâ, says Steve Schueth, president of îFirst Affirmative Financial Networkî, a money...

Research & Insights

August 3, 2015 Brazil: From Bad to Worse?

Source: The Market Mogul

Recently, Standard & Poor’s indicated that it is considering removing Brazil’s coveted investment-grade credit status on its long-term sovereign debt. In the company’s statement on Tuesday, it has revised the outlook on Brazil’s...

July 29, 2015 Why it’s a bad idea for China to prop up its stock market

Source: Reuters

China’s pledges to prop up the stock market are unwise. It didn’t have to be this way – if only the country’s authorities had been able to resist the lure of inflating asset prices. That’s a challenge few governments have met.

July 29, 2015 BP is making the best of a bad situation

Source: Reuters

BP is making the best of a bad situation. There is clear progress on bringing down costs and capital expenditure. But with the oil price at nearly a six-month low of $53 a barrel for Brent crude, it’s only going to get harder for...

Commentary & Opinion

July 30, 2015 Four charts that show why the euro isn't working for Germany or Greece

Source: The Telegraph

The IMF has released its latest healthcheck on the state of the eurozone economy - it makes for grim reading

July 28, 2015 German 'wisemen' say euro zone states should be able to go bankrupt

Source: Today Online

BERLIN - The German government's panel of independent economic advisers favors the creation of a sovereign insolvency mechanism for euro zone states to prevent future crises and says countries should be able to leave the currency...

July 28, 2015 British economy grows 0.7 per cent in second quarter: Data

Source: The Economic Times

LONDON: Britain's economy accelerated in the second quarter of 2015, helped by a rebounding services sector, official data showed on Tuesday.

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Tim Quast is a fifteen-year Investor Relations veteran and founder and managing director of, which parses and categorizes over a half-billion shares per week with its trading intelligence system, Equity Analysis. Click here for Tim's Columns.


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