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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. ...
News & Updates
January 30, 2015 What Does Downgrade To 'Junk' Status Mean For Russia'
Benzinga - Ratings agency îStandard and Poor'sî cut Russiaâs foreign currency credit rating to BB+ and issued a negative outlook for the future. îStandard and Poor'sî gave several reasons for the...
January 30, 2015 Eurozone hit by record deflation in JanuarySource: The Telegraph
Eurozone prices suffered their joint biggest drop in the single currency's history in January, as signs emerged that falling energy prices were spreading to the wider price chain.
January 29, 2015 Church of England to file shareholder resolutions at BP, Shell AGMs
Investment Pensions Europe - The Church Commissioners and Church of England Pensions Board are to co-file shareholder resolutions on climate change at the annual general meetings of BP and Shell next year. The two bodies, which...
Research & Insights
January 30, 2015 How to leave a mark through investingSource: The Astorian
Impact investing is not going to replace government or be a panacea, but it’s one of a number of new tools to address social problems. If you want to leave a mark on the world but are unsure of how to do it, I’d say take a look....
January 29, 2015 Best ways to profit from beaten-down energy stocksSource: CNBC
An investor could drive themselves to the point of paralysis trying to figure out the exact moment for an opportunistic energy stock investment. One day the oil prices are back up 5 percent—signaling a "bottom" has been...
January 29, 2015 Why It's So Hard for McDonald's to ChangeSource: Bloomberg Business
McDonald's is an industrial wonder. It's the biggest restaurant chain in the world, measured by sales, with some 14,000 locations in the U.S. and 36,000 globally. That's the problem. Executives proudly refer to "the system,"...
Commentary & Opinion
January 28, 2015 Yes, we can live well and avoid climate disaster, says UK governmentSource: The Guardian
We can fly, drive and prosper while avoiding dangerous global warming – but only if billions remain in poverty and huge changes are made in areas such as energy and agriculture, new analysis from Decc’s Global Calculator shows
January 13, 2015 Climate Change Could Cost Society 6 Times More Than We ExpectedSource: Headlies & Global News
New research suggests the "social cost" of carbon could be up to six times higher than the value the U.S. uses to guide its energy regulations. A recent U.S. government study concluded an additional ton of carbon dioxide emitted...
Source: National Geographic
Canada's tar sands need to stay in the ground, the oil beneath the Arctic has to remain under the sea, and most of the world's coal must be left untouched in order to prevent global temperatures from rising more than 2°C, a study...
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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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