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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

January 21, 2021 Bridgestone to use less resources in sustainability push

Source: Trade Arabia

Bridgestone has consistently sought to reduce its use of resources in its tyre and rubber business through means such as developing "Dan-Totsu (class leading)" products with longer lifespans and that use fewer resources.

January 21, 2021 Pandemic push for sustainability

Source: Euro Fruit

For organic suppliers like SunFresh Produce, sales have accelerated since the start of the crisis, as consumers seek out brands they can trust

January 21, 2021 Dow, S&P, Nasdaq close at records as Biden sworn in as 46th U.S. President

Source: Fox Business

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 257 points, or 0.83%, while the S&P 500 rose 1.39% and the Nasdaq Composite was higher by 1.97%. The advance catapulted all three of the major averages into record territory, adding to the...

Research & Insights

January 19, 2021 Stimulus is nice. But here's what Biden really needs to fix the economy

Source: CNN Business

At best, the combination of the $900 billion plan passed in December, and this plan from the president-elect, can only help the economy to continue to tread water until the pandemic is under control.

January 4, 2021 Boris Johnson stood up to EU bullies and did far more than ‘get Brexit done’ — he preserved British democracy - video

Source: The Sun (UK)

Boris Johnson secures a Brexit deal preserving British democracy

January 4, 2021 Opinion: Why China’s economy won’t surpass the US’s by 2028 as ‘experts’ predict

Source: NY Post

Someone needs to tell these naïve bean counters that virtually all of China’s data is fabricated — even down to the number of children in school — for one simple purpose: to make Communist leaders look good.

Commentary & Opinion

January 15, 2021 Three GRI Standards Come Into Effect for Sustainability Reports in 2021

Source: Report Alert

Companies disclosing their impacts through the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting standards are to adhere to three new and updated standards, for reports they publish from this year onward.

December 11, 2020 5 Drivers Behind the Sustainable Investing Shift

Source: Visual Capitalist

Against all odds, sustainable investing in the U.S. smashed records in 2020. Estimated net flows reached $20.9 billion in the first six months alone—that’s nearly equal to the amount of new money invested in all of 2019.

December 10, 2020 UK emissions must drop by 78% by 2035 states Carbon Report

Source: Energy Digital

he UK's path to net zero report from the Committee on Climate Change has recommended a 78 percent reduction in UK territorial emissions until 2035 - relative to 1990 - bringing forward the previous 80 percent target by nearly 15...


Featured Capital Markets Columnist

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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