Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms
capital flight in Culture

capital flight

The rapid movement of investments out of a market or country that is seen by investors as unstable.

Note

In 1998, Indonesia experienced a capital flight, which brought on political as well as economic instability.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.