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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
Source: Globe Newswire
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) and CRD Analytics announced today the results of the semi-annual re-ranking of the NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability Index (Nasdaq:QCRD), became effective prior to market open on...
Forex Street - îThe Conference Boardî's gauge of the economic outlook for the next 3 to 6 months climbed .6% in April, a big turn-around from a .2% drop in March. Economists had predicted the leading indicators to...
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans said the U.S. economy has improved “quite a lot” as the central bank maintains record stimulus and expressed confidence policy makers have tools needed to monitor markets...
Research & Insights
May 20, 2013 Sarbanes-Oxley Can Fix GovernmentSource: American Thinker
Recent events strongly indicate that our government is broken and the need for reform urgent. We should never find ourselves having to choose between malfeasance and incompetence, as we now do. The main problems are clearly...
May 20, 2013 Dueling Jobs (and Big Paydays)Source: Gretchen Morgenson, NY Times
ALTHOUGH it carries something of a dubious pedigree, the PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust has generated pretty good profits for investors since it went public in 2009. Overseen by former executives at Countrywide Financial,...
May 14, 2013 Sales Tax Talk and RealitySource: Floyd Norris, NY Times
The nation’s brick-and-mortar retailers are promoting the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would force Internet retailers to collect sales taxes based on where the product was being shipped. It passed the Senate last week, but may...
Commentary & Opinion
April 17, 2013 Executives from Twenty Major Corporations Collaborate to Produce Landmark Report on Global Corporate Philanthropy
Marketwatch - NEW YORK, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The Conference Board has released Corporate Philanthropy ... and pitfalls opened up by the latest thinking on social responsibility and social investment." Drawing...
April 5, 2013 WHILE USA CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING CONTINUES TO RISE -- EXTERNAL ASSURANCE OF SUSTAINABILITY DATA LAGS GLOBAL TRENDSSource: GRI’s US Data Partner; Governance & Accountability Institute
New York, NY– A report released by the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) Focal Point USA examines the external assurance practices of US companies that use the GRI Guidelines. The analysis, conducted in collaboration with...
April 4, 2013 It's still the economy, not the environmentSource: NBC News
A new Gallup poll finds that 48 percent of Americans think economic growth should be given priority even if the environment suffers somewhat. In contrast, 43 percent say the environment should get priority even at the risk of...
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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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