capital flight

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


Nearby words

  1. capital allowance,
  2. capital asset,
  3. capital assets,
  4. capital budget,
  5. capital expenditure,
  6. capital formation,
  7. capital gain,
  8. capital gains,
  9. capital gains tax,
  10. capital goods

Note

In 1998, Indonesia experienced a capital flight, which brought on political as well as economic instability.

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