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business cycle

n.
A cycle of economic activity typically characterized by recession, recovery, growth, and decline.

business cycle

n
(Economics) chiefly US and Canadian the recurrent fluctuation between boom and depression in the economic activity of a capitalist country. Also called: trade cycle

busi′ness cy`cle


n.
a recurrent fluctuation in the total business activity of a country.
[1920–25]

business cycle

The tendencies of some economies to fluctuate regularly between boom and depression.
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Noun1.business cycle - recurring fluctuations in economic activity consisting of recession and recovery and growth and declinebusiness cycle - recurring fluctuations in economic activity consisting of recession and recovery and growth and decline
variation, fluctuation - an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change
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Summary: As a mirror image of a slightly improving economic cycle, the BDL coincident indicator, issued by the Central Bank of Lebanon for the month of September 2016, reported a level of 284.
The index series aims to offer contrasting degrees of sensitivity to the economic cycle in order to improve the transparency of market dynamics.
There doesn't need to be a general election until 2015, and it is probable, through no intelligent efforts of this useless Government, that the economic cycle might drift us back into growth by then.
So, I think we are going to see a very broad based recovery in 2010, I would describe as a 'sweet spot' for the Asian economic cycle and Malaysian economic cycle.
The current budget - funding the Government's running costs - is supposed to break even over the economic cycle.
I call them bulletproof in terms of their sensitivity to the economic cycle.
However, this confidence may be based on strong performances in the recent past rather than on a good hard look ahead, given that there is also an increase ( from 53% to 67% ( in the proportion of business leaders who fear the UK is either at the top of the economic cycle or already on the downward curve.
They are no longer forecasting that Mr Brown will break his fiscal rules as the Treasury now judges that the current economic cycle started in 1997, two years earlier than previously thought.
However, analysts said changes to the economic cycle unveiled by Mr Brown on Tuesday gave him some breathing space and made yesterday's figures less crucial than they would otherwise have been.
Japan's IT economic cycle peaked in November 2000: government report
At the end of any given economic cycle someone either has that money or the value thereof.
When the Federal Reserve at the end of June raised short-term interest rates for the first time in this economic cycle, long-term interest rates for the first time in memory fell.

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