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(Commerce) the act or an instance of selling something, esp an industry owned by the state, or a company's shares


or sell′ing-off′,

1. a sudden and marked decline in stock or bond prices resulting from widespread selling.
2. an act or instance of liquidating assets or subsidiaries.


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09 (ANI): Following a positive recovery on Thursday, market indices resumed to trading sharply lower amid fresh global sell-off on Friday morning.
NEARLY PS50 billion was wiped off the FTSE 100 as the London market fell prey to a global stock sell-off sparked by fears that rising inflation could force central banks to hike interest rates.
While Portholio holder, Cllr Bob Parry, who is also a prominent farmer on the island, said there are no plans to sell-off any more council run farms in the short o r medium future.
8%, with foreign purchases offsetting a sell-off streak carried out by local investors after the Central Bank of Egypt's (CBE) surprise move raising interest ratesCi by 2%.
At the very least it must promise to put all the proceeds of the sell-off back into Housing NZ to fund the building of more state houses.
It is possible that the sell-off is linked to the Yemen incursion as it was an unplanned expense for Saudi Arabia, unlike its oil price projections and other expenditures including arming Syrian militants.
One sell-off scheme which has grown in popularity is the Right to Buy scheme, where local authorities sell off council housing stock.
The people of this country pay the Government's wages through their taxes and we should have a say in any sell-off.
So that PS757million sell-off will pay down exactly 0.
All 69 councillors are now likely to be consulted on sell-off plans for their own wards.
Dubai: UAE stocks slid on Monday for the second straight day this week as shares of Union Properties, Emirates NBD, Deyr, Emr and Aldar, among others, tumbled amid a sell-off in emerging markets which have led to shares in the US and European markets also retreating, raising questions about the strength of economic recovery in various markets.
GEORGE Osborne will be urged to split RBS in two - scuppering his sell-off and leaving taxpayers liable for the bank's toxic debt.