capital flight


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capital flight

n.
Large-scale removal of investment capital from a country.
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Those events were accompanied by capital flight on a scale impossible to imagine, as there was no legal framework to stop that from happening.
Speaking to Pajhwok Afghan News, he linked the capital flight to the uncertain situation that had been scaring away investors.
We believe that the 'Institutional and governance effectiveness' component of the S&P country rating and 'Institutional strength' of Moody's are likely to be affected by this court ruling if other debtors will use it as precedent and we expect further capital flight from Ukraine," states RUXX research note that was sent to analysts today.
While attention has focused on privatizations, bank share capital increases and the course of the budget, portfolio investments from abroad have soared in the last year, going some way to offset the capital flight seen in the period up to the summer of 2012.
The panic that rippled through Asia's markets in May and June might just be a prelude to a more serious capital flight when the Fed starts winding down its stimulus measures for real.
Russia's economy has already seen colossal capital flight since the start of the Ukraine crisis as investors have pulled out their funds.
Greece saw huge-scale capital flight as the debt crisis sparked in the country six years ago, with businessmen and lawmakers putting billions of EUR into financial companies outside Greece.
However, a rush of money out of Cyprus is not likely to happen soon, given that the government has announced it would impose some tighter controls to stem capital flight.
Capital flight from Pakistan has remained one of the major concerns of policy makers, mainly because of the nature of private capital outflows; that is, whereas private citizens hold a large amount of foreign assets, die country's burden of foreign debt continues to grow.
Persistent capital outflows may prompt the Chinese authorities to loosen policy because capital flight will put downward pressure on the RMB (as reflected by the CNH rates which are market-driven).
Double-digit inflation, capital flight and tight finances are, however, raising concerns about the sustainability of her big-spending policies as a worsening global outlook weighs on grains prices and reduces demand from neighboring Brazil.