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business cycle

n.
A cycle of economic activity typically characterized by recession, recovery, growth, and decline.
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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
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busi′ness cy`cle


n.
a recurrent fluctuation in the total business activity of a country.
[1920–25]
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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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Brian Simpson (2017) in responding to my lengthy review of his two volume Money, Banking, and the Business Cycle, provides a welcome opportunity to identify the main distinctions between Simpson's business cycle theory and Austrian business cycle theory (ABCT).
The international business cycle exhibits two prominent features.
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Against this backdrop, it is attempted to explore whether close trade and financial ties between India and North America (USA and Canada) foster business cycle synchronization among each other and also the impact of these intensities on the same.
Structure rainy day funds to be in line with the economy, so that deposits, withdrawals, and savings targets are informed by the state's revenue volatility and the business cycle.
Another question to add to this problem will be to see if the business cycle phase has any impact on the behavioral biases and the pricing of M&A transaction.
From 2006, ProfilGruppen said it has had the unchanged financial targets of Return on capital employed (ROCE), 15 % over a business cycle; Operating margin (EBIT %), 6 % over a business cycle and net debt ratio in a range of 0,75-1,00.
This difference appears to be independent of the business cycle.
Editor Steven Horowitz presents readers with a collection of academic essays and scholarly articles investigating Austrian economic policy, the nationAEs approach to macroeconomics, and the business cycle theory associated with the Austrian school of economics.

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