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In the BCG growth share matrix, the quadrant representing companies, especially subsidies, that require minimal cash injections but have low market shares, and therefore usually operate with little or no profit. These companies usually exist in mature industries with well established but not very profitable markets, products, or brands. Some analysts recommend selling dogs, as they have little potential for growth; however, because they require little capital to operate, they may be useful and may perhaps produce an earnings surprise. See also: Marketing, Portfolio analysis.


Slang for an undesirable property.

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In INU the tangible value that is often exchanged is each member's assets, such as a website and the member's physical resources.
Both the INU and MCP are designed to be removed or installed in an aircraft in less than three minutes.
The Inu tsukuba shu, containing haikai by So^Okan and others, was probably written over a period of several years but was not published until some 100 years after its completion, possibly because of the coarse and profane nature of many of its poems.
Krisnan Inu scores against Leeds on Sunday SIMON HALL
But Widnes gradually earned a grip on the game, despite Hep Cahill's 42nd-minute sin-binning, with Inu touching down twice and hooker Danny Walker (left, celebrating) also crossing.
Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu revealed this yesterday while talking to reporters after a meeting with his Indian counterpart Venkaiah Naidu in New Delhi, said a Foreign Ministry statement in Dhaka.
Two tries from Dave Taylor and one each for Richie Myler, Krisnan Inu and Tony Gigot inflicted a third successive defeat on the Rhinos.
Rory Clegg converted, his side soon level as ex-Kiwi rugby league centre Krisnan Inu rounded off a neat three-ontwo in the right corner.
The other facets of his game were ticking over nicely as he put runners through holes and worked the corners, centre Chris Harris having to scramble and save a try as New Zealand rugby league cap Krisnan Inu broke free for the visitors.
The development came hours after Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu said some quarters put in effort to portray as "anti-Islamic rally" a campaign in the capital's Shahbagh Square since February 5.
Police said Toll used tape to bind the legs, snout and tail of Beck's dog, Rex, a Japanese breed called a Shiba Inu.
Andrea, who even enjoyed success in the utility group at last week's Crufts with her Japanese Shiba Inu bitch Marnie, said: ``Graham decided horseracing was much better fun than watching football and Lord T ranscend's successes helped him to be bitten by the bug.