Capital flight

Capital flight
The transfer of capital abroad in response to fears of political risk. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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   The withdrawal of large amounts of money from a country. It may be caused by such things as political instability, currency depreciation, new regulations and taxation or fears of government restrictions on movement of capital.

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capital flight UK US noun [U]
ECONOMICS, FINANCE a situation in which large amounts of money are sent out of a country to be kept or invested in other countries, for example, because of fears about the economy: »

How can capital flight be skyrocketing and the market crashing when, on the surface, things look so good?

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