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17:04 Dec 19, 2010
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Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Finance (general)
Spanish term or phrase: capital volante
"Esta alianza entre el capital volante y los sectores locales... "
United States
Local time: 14:06

Summary of answers provided
3investment capital
Edward Tully
3floating capital
Paul García
2virtual capital
Charles Davis

Discussion entries: 4



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virtual capital

I'm sticking my neck out here, but...
The expression "capital volante" commonly means "available capital", "disposable capital" or "liquidity" (esp. of an enterprise). But that meaning doesn't seem to fit here.
I found the following in an essay called "Continuidades y discontinuidades de la democracia en un mundo global" from the Argentinian journal Kairos:
"Pero ahora, este modo de ordenar el espacio político-geográfico ha entrado en franca colisión con las formas que adquiere el nuevo régimen de acumulación que tiende a predominar con la globalización. Dicho régimen se caracteriza por la existencia de capitales volantes y migrantes. (Footnote:) El concepto de capital volante hace referencia a una economía virtual que utiliza la red informática, mientras que el de capital migrante alude a un tipo de capital cuyas condiciones de reproducción están transnacionalizadas o mundializadas, ya sea por entero o de forma parcial (Létourneau, 1996: 28)."

I am not sure what this should be called in English but I think it may be "virtual capital": "This alliance between virtual capital and local industry". On the other hand, perhaps "global capital" or "international capital" would be more suitable. I certainly do get the clear impression that this refers to transnational capital, but I'm not sure precisely how it should be be expressed.

Charles Davis
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floating capital

capital flotante—sin saber más...

Paul García
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investment capital

Seems most likely, given the context of investment from the outside into local industries...

Edward Tully
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