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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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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.
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Investec chief economist Philip Shaw said: "The Chancellor's back-dating of the economic cycle has all but ensured he will meet his fiscal rules
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Over the past several years, there has been an increasing focus on how the economic cycle affects different groups of stocks.
Since the unemployment rate is a lagging indicator (a variable used to confirm that a stage of the economic cycle has already occurred), the employment picture won't brighten until more of the forward-looking leading indicators (such as housing starts or durable goods orders) improve.
In fact, the acceleration of the economic cycle since late 2003 might even be shortening this time frame.

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