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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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October 21, 2014 Anyone Expecting a Rebound in Chinese Growth Won’t Like the New GDP Figures

Source: Time

Those who remain hopeful about the future of the Chinese economy got some extra evidence to bolster their case today. On Tuesday, the government announced that GDP in the third quarter rose by a slightly better-than-expected 7.3%.

October 21, 2014 Europe open: Stocks start the day higher on Apple and China

Hargreaves Lansdown - From a sector standpoint the best performance on the DJ îStoxxî 600 was to be seen in the following industrial groups: Real estate (0.68%) and Travel&Leisure (0.77%). Money supply growth...

October 21, 2014 Fed official warns of more rules, punishment if misconduct not curbed

Source: MarketWatch

The Federal Reserve’s top official on regulation warned banks that more requirements, constraints and punishments will be on the way if lenders don’t do more to prevent misconduct. Daniel Tarullo, a governor at the Fed, blasted...

Research & Insights

October 21, 2014 Common themes of socially responsible investment

Source: FT Adviser

There is no one single definition of SRI: it is common to hear the prefixes “sustainable”, “ethical”, “responsible”, “mission”, “impact” and “green” when reading about socially responsibile investing.

October 20, 2014 One Reason Rates Are Likely To Remain Low For Long

Seeking Alpha - As my fellow authors and I write in our new îBlackRock Investmentî Institute paper, Interpreting Innovation, the rapid pace of technological change today is helping to put a lid on U.S. job and wage...

October 17, 2014 The two great fears driving the stock market

Source: PBS NewsHour

Amid increasing anxiety about Europe’s shaky economy, investors have been selling off risky stocks in favor of government bonds, usually seen as safer. That’s pushed bond prices higher and yields, which move in the opposite...

Commentary & Opinion

September 29, 2014 Pledges To Divest From Fossil Fuels Are Pocket Change To Oil And Gas Industry

International Business Times - The nearly 1,500 exchange-listed oil and gas companies are together valued at $4.65 trillion, according to a recent paper by Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî. "Fossil fuels are investor...

September 16, 2014 It's clear that prosperity and climate change action can go hand in hand

Source: Guardian (UK)

The link between economic growth and action to reduce the risks of climate change is the focus of the New Climate Economy report issued on Tuesday. Its credentials are impressive and its findings emphatic.

September 8, 2014 Study links high ESG ratings to positive investment portfolio performance

Source: Blue & Green

Asset managers can create better-performing portfolios by excluding stocks with lower environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings, according to new research.


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Tim Quast is a fifteen-year Investor Relations veteran and founder and managing director of ModernIR.com, 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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