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middleman

a person or firm which acts as an intermediary between a seller of a good or service and the buyer of that good or service. See WHOLESALER, AGENT, MARKET INTERMEDIARY.

middleman

a trader or firm that provides a service by acting as an intermediary between two parties, frequently producer to consumer or seller to purchaser. WHOLESALERS may be considered middlemen for they frequently act as distributors from producers to retailers on a COMMISSION or mark-up basis. ESTATE AGENTS or insurance brokers are further examples.
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In an interview with the Nation on Friday, Mr Lusaka downplayed reports that middlemen could have derailed the program.
It was also noticed that some middlemen are associated with leading traders, who buy animals from village cattle farms and local markets for major markets such as Karachi, Lahore and others.
I meet close to 200 men every day in the embassy who have been trapped (in Bahrain) by these middlemen.
In the aforementioned literature, no interest is given to the regulation of middlemen, and especially to the legal framework of contracts they sign with their constituents.
They were questioned about the transfer of 3 lakh euros from the middlemen to swing the deal in AgustaWestland's favour, but they maintain these were legal consultancy fees and not kickbacks.
In Kenya, the administrative rate for maize is 34 US cents per kilo but middlemen purchase the grain for as low as 22 US cents for each kilo.
Stressing that none of the governments thus far have been able to do away with the unfair profits made by middlemen in agricultural production, Deniz added that bold steps, particularly those aimed at improving cooperative unions among producers, should be taken as soon as possible.
Nestor Batalla, assistant provincial agriculturist, said middlemen, who connect farmers to traders, had been exploiting the crisis.
Keep consumers' welfare in mind," said Agriculture Undersecretary Emerson Palad as he urged the middlemen to consider the welfare of the farmers and the consumers.
Indeed, for a long time, banks have not acknowledged the role of middlemen in manipulating the system.
It said consumers who had contacted it were struggling financially and complained of payday loan middlemen draining money from their accounts, without providing them with the loan they were looking for.
It said consumers who have contacted it were struggling financially and complained of payday loan middlemen draining money from their accounts, without providing them with the loan they were looking for.