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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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July 1, 2015 World Bank warns China to reform ‘distorted’ financial system

Source: FT

China must take urgent steps to reform a “distorted” financial system in its transition to a more balanced economic model, the World Bank has warned in its latest review of the country’s economy.

July 1, 2015 China and Japan show hints of healing, rest of Asia still struggling

Source: Reuters

Growth in China's services sector picked up in June while big Japanese companies planned to ramp up spending at the fastest pace in a decade, offering hope that prospects are improving for Asia's largest economies despite...

July 1, 2015 Greece Misses Debt Payment, Deepening a Crisis

ATHENS — The International Monetary Fund said shortly after midnight Wednesday that Greece had missed a crucial debt payment to the fund.

Research & Insights

July 1, 2015 Could Greek crisis really have been avoided if Britain had joined the euro?

Source: The Guardian

It seems bizarre when Europe’s leaders have finally started to acknowledge that the EU faces its greatest existential crisis since its foundation in 1957. But, at this fateful moment, those who supported British membership of the...

July 1, 2015 12 Energy Stocks The Richest Hedge Fund Billionaires Are Betting On Now

Source: Forbes

The fall of oil and gas prices has taken a toll on energy stocks, but top hedge fund billionaires don’t seem to be worried. As crude oil prices dropped 11.7% in 2015, energy stocks have become less expensive along the way. The...

July 1, 2015 Voices: George Gay, on the Rise of Shareholder Activism

Source: Wall Street Journal

When it comes to socially responsible investing (SRI), investing in or divesting certain stocks is a good way for clients to express their values. But proxy voting and advocacy are far more impactful in their ability to effect...

Commentary & Opinion

June 26, 2015 The halo effect

Source: The Economist

“THERE is one and only one social responsibility of business,” wrote Milton Friedman, a Nobel prize-winning economist. “To use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits.” Plenty of climate-change...

June 26, 2015 Greece's debt drama: What you need to know

Source: USA Today

European leaders have given Greece, and themselves, a Saturday deadline to reach a deal with Athens over loan repayments.

June 23, 2015 Mexico to Overtake Russia by 2050 as U.S. Slides

Source: Bloomberg

Mexico and Indonesia will displace Russia and Italy among the top 10 economies in just 35 years' time, with China, the U.S. and India taking the top three slots, according to forecasts by the Economist Intelligence Unit.


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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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