• Blue sky law - A State Law in the United States

    A blue sky law is a state law in the United States that regulates the offering and sale of securities to protect the public from fraud. Though the specific provisions of these laws vary among states, they all require the registration of all securities offerings and sales, as well as of stockbrokers and brokerage firms.
  • Initial Public Offering - Stock Market Launch

    An initial public offering (IPO) or stock market launch is a type of public offering where shares of stock in a company are sold to the general public, on a securities exchange, for the first time. Through this process, a private company transforms into a public company. Initial public offerings are used by companies to raise expansion capital, to possibly monetize the investments of early private investors, and to become publicly traded enterprises.
  • Balance of Payments - Accounting Record of all Monetary Transactions

    Balance of payments (BoP) accounts are an accounting record of all monetary transactions between a country and the rest of the world. These transactions include payments for the country's exports and imports of goods, services, financial capital, and financial transfers. The BoP accounts summarize international transactions for a specific period, usually a year, and are prepared in a single currency,
  • Mergers and Acquisitions - An aspect of corporate strategy

    Mergers and acquisitions (abbreviated M&A) is an aspect of corporate strategy, corporate finance and management dealing with the buying, selling, dividing and combining of different companies and similar entities that can help an enterprise grow rapidly in its sector or location of origin, or a new field or new location, without creating a subsidiary, other child entity or using a joint venture.
  • Foreign Exchange Market - The Currency Market

    The foreign exchange market (forex, FX, or currency market) is a form of exchange for the global decentralized trading of international currencies. Financial centers around the world function as anchors of trading between a wide range of different types of buyers and sellers around the clock, with the exception of weekends.

Creative industries - A range of economic activities

The creative industries refers to a range of economic activities which are concerned with the generation or exploitation of knowledge & information. They may variously also be referred to as the cultural industries (especially in Europe (Hesmondhalgh 2002, p. 14)) or the creative economy (Howkins 2001). Howkins' creative economy comprises advertising, architecture, art, crafts, design, fashion, film, music, performing arts,

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Venture Capital - Financial capital in the initial stage

Venture capital (VC) is financial capital provided to early-stage, high-potential, high risk, growth startup companies. The venture capital fund makes money by owning equity in the companies it invests in, which usually have a novel technology or business model in high technology industries, such as biotechnology, IT & software. The typical venture capital investment occurs after the seed funding round as the first round of institutional

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International economics - Concerned with International Differences

International_economics International economics is concerned with the effects upon economic activity of international differences in productive resources & consumer preferences & the international institutions that affect them. It seeks to explain the patterns & consequences of transactions & interactions between the inhabitants of different countries, including trade, investment & migration.

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Joint Venture - A Business Agreement

Joint_venture A joint venture (JV) is a business agreement in which parties agree to develop, for a finite time, a new entity & new assets by contributing equity. They exercise control over the enterprise & consequently share revenues, expenses & assets. There are other types of companies such as JV limited by guarantee, joint ventures limited by guarantee with partners holding shares. In European law

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Mergers and Acquisitions - An aspect of corporate strategy

Mergers_and_acquisitions Mergers & acquisitions (abbreviated M&A) is an aspect of corporate strategy, corporate finance & management dealing with the buying, selling, dividing & combining of different companies & similar entities that can help an enterprise grow rapidly in its sector or location of origin, or a new field or new location, without creating a subsidiary, other child entity or using a

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