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Capital market
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A capital market is a market for securities (debt or equity), where business enterprises (companies) and
governments can raise long-term funds. It is defined as a market in which money is provided for periods longer than
a year,[1] as the raising of short-term funds takes place on other markets (e.g., the money market). The capital
market includes the stock market (equity securities) and the bond market (debt). Financial regulators, such as the
UK's Financial Services Authority (FSA) or the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), oversee the
capital markets in their designated jurisdictions to ensure that investors are protected against fraud, among other

Capital markets may be classified as primary markets and secondary markets. In primary markets, new stock or
bond issues are sold to investors via a mechanism known as underwriting. In the secondary markets, existing
securities are sold and bought among investors or traders, usually on a securities exchange, over-the-counter, or

Regulatory authorities
See main article List of financial regulatory authorities by country

Australian Securities and Investments Commission, (Australia);

Comissão de Valores Mobiliários, (Brazil)
Canadian Securities Administrators, (Canada);
China Securities Regulatory Commission , (China);
Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission , (Cyprus);
Autorité des marchés financiers (France);
Federal Financial Supervisory Authority, (Germany);
Securities and Futures Commission, (Hong Kong);
Securities and Exchange Board of India, (India);
Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (Consob), (Italy) ;
Komisja Nadzoru Finansowego, (Poland);
Financial Services Authority , (United Kingdom);
Dubai International Financial Centre, (United Arab Emirates);
Securities and Exchange Commission, (United States of America);

See also
Center for Audit Quality (CAQ)
Committee on Capital Markets Regulation (United States)
Financial market
Financial regulation
Securities law
Stock exchange

References 1/2
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1. ^ Sullivan, arthur; Steven M. Sheffrin (2003). Economics: Principles in action
el=4) . Upper Saddle River,: Pearson Prentice Hall. pp. 283. ISBN 0-13-063085-3.
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