soft market

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Related to soft market: Negotiated Market, Narrow market
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Noun1.soft market - a market in which more people want to sell than want to buy
market, marketplace, market place - the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold; "without competition there would be no market"; "they were driven from the marketplace"
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National grid uk ltd wishes to engage with interested parties and undertake a soft market test exercise(soft market test) relating to the provision of purchasing and corporate cards to national grid employees.
Personal insurance rates have gone up by 2% so far this year, while commercial P&C rates have remained generally stagnant, indicating that the industry will have to continue preparing for a soft market.
A TRADITIONAL soft market is in the cards as alternative capital-driven pricing pressure in the reinsurance market flows to the primary market, a recent Nomura report contends.
Most industry analysts are predicting that the sheer volume and cost of 2011's cats will finally reverse the seemingly endless soft market.
This soft market presents an excellent opportunity to clean your alternative risk transfer house.
Interviews with leading independent agents and several company CEOs revealed that the price-cutting wars of the soft market are ending, the article states.
Some analysts, who view the current soft market as a return to normalcy in light of the skyrocketing premiums following September 11 and the 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons, predict that these policyholder-friendly conditions will continue for another 15 years.
Starting early is especially important in a soft market as insurers introduce new policies and/or change terms and conditions to compete for your business.
Escalating energy costs, a rising Canadian dollar and a soft market is being blamed for the layoffs at the 380-person company.
In August 2004, FTI's growing business enabled Hrobsky to take advantage of a soft market and secure 93,000 s/f of contiguous space at 3 Times Square--one of the last significant second generation spaces since DoubleClick's 300,000 s/f at 450 W.