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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

November 25, 2015 Exclusive: ECB discusses two-tiered bank charges, broader bond buys - officials

Source: Reuters

Euro zone central bank officials are considering options such as whether to stagger charges on banks hoarding cash or to buy more debt ahead of the next European Central Bank meeting, according to officials.

November 25, 2015 CalPERS shared $3.4 bln in private equity profits over 25 years

Source: Reuters

The nation's largest public pension, the California Public Employees' Retirement System, said on Tuesday that it had paid $3.4 billion to private equity firms in profit-sharing over the past 25 years - a big step to opening the...

November 24, 2015 Oil Advances as Mideast Tensions Rise After Russian Plane Downed

Source: Bloomberg

Oil advanced after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the border with Syria, fanning concern that conflict in the region may intensify.

Research & Insights

November 24, 2015 Yellen defends Fed policy, calls for gradual hikes

Source: CNBC

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Monday argued for gradual rate normalization, and called an interest rate hike "appropriate" if central bank officials see progress toward labor and inflation goals.

November 23, 2015 Did bad PR cause the fall of Chipotle Shares or is it the E-Coli outbreak, or a combination of both?

Source: Times Gazette

Going into the last lap of November 2015 so far has turned out to be quite an year in terms of corporate crises. Many names have taken the beating from Talk Talk to Tesco. But, what has surprised many is the type of businesses...

November 20, 2015 This is why the Fed has waited to hike, says Ken Griffin

Source: MarketWatch

The Federal Reserve has lost some of its credibility this year after months of promising to raise interest rates and not pulling the trigger — but hedge fund king Ken Griffin thinks the central bank has waited to hike because it...

Commentary & Opinion

November 12, 2015 UK becomes only G7 country to increase fossil fuel subsidies

Source: The Guardian

The UK is alone among G7 nations in dramatically increasing its fossil fuel subsidies, despite an earlier pledge to phase them out, a new report has found.

October 26, 2015 German business optimism resilient after VW scandal

Source: Washington Post

FRANKFURT, Germany — Germany’s Ifo index of business optimism fell by less than expected in October, as executives’ outlooks for Europe’s largest economy remained relatively strong despite worries about a scandal at Volkswagen...

October 21, 2015 Top 10 Best-Performing CEOs in the World

Microfinance Monitor - While Sorensen was rated high in ESG, î??Sustainalyticsî?? defended the high rank saying Novo Nordisk benefits from its decision to offer insulin at a steep discount to consumers in developing...

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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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