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Real Gain

An increase in price or value after adjusting for inflation. For example, if a stock gains 10% over a year and the annualized inflation rate is 3%, its real gain is said to be 7%. See also: Capital gains, Paper gain, Realized gain.
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TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady said: "While private sector pay settlements continue to show real gains, future improvements to living standards will depend on stronger earnings growth.
TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady said: "While private-sector pay settlements continue to show real gains, future improvements to living standards will depend on stronger earnings growth.
But now we are in second place we become the opposition here, and in 2020 we can look to make real gains.
Either way, it's an open invitation to injury and there are no real gains from it.
I want young people in Wales to back the alternative next May to bring to an end this Tory-led government and instead to win real gains for Wales on funding and powers.
Modelling for the Minerals Council Australia undertaken by BAEconomics shows that reducing the timeframe for environmental approvals by one year would deliver the Tasmanian economy 1242 additional jobs by 2025 and provide cumulative real gains to the value of GSP of $2.
Some schools have seen real gains, while other results are down on previous years.
US companies may be making some real gains in this area, as two-thirds of both overall Americans (67 percent) and, more specifically, US workers (66 percent) believe employers are getting better at offering workers flexibility to meet their families' needs.
Alliance for Board Diversity Study Shows that Women and Minorities Make No Real Gains
However, ongoing very slow wage growth and high unemployment are preventing any real gains to discretionary spending power.
Global Banking News-January 18, 2013--Brazilian real gains after central bank's rate action(C)2013 ENPublishing - http://www.
First, both sides should examine the best available science on how to sustain the very real gains made to the river's health in recent years, and what can be done to further improve conditions from Worcester to Narragansett Bay.