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Break

A rapid and sharp price decline. Related: Crash.

Break

1. A sudden, unexpected change in a security's price or in a market's value. While a break could indicate either upward or downward change, the connotation is negative. Especially on the futures market, a break means a steep decline in price, usually the result of a natural disaster affecting the underlying.

2. Less frequently, break refers to a discrepancy in a brokerage's accounting books.

break

1. A sharp price decline in a particular security or in the market as a whole. A break usually occurs when unexpected negative information is made public and investors rush to sell. Also called market break.
2. A discrepancy on the books of a brokerage firm.

break

1. To dissolve an underwriting syndicate.
2. See bust.
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As the breakwater system remains in the seabed at ordinary times, it enables breakwaters to be constructed at port entrances and the mouths of rivers, something that is impossible to do with conventional breakwaters because they would block sea traffic.
Little attention has been given to the application of these numerical methods proposed to determination of the consolidation status of large-scale seabed foundation under hydrostatic pressure and large-scale breakwater.
The breakwater, made of steel and hollow inside, is laid and locked at the sea bottom and is designed to rise with its own floating power and waves once it is unlocked by a remote controller.
Country: Canada, Sector: Metals/MiningTarget: Breakwater Resources LtdBuyer: Nyrstar NVType: P2PFinancing: Cash & Debt, Existing resourcesStatus: AgreedComment: Tender period expires.
ANGLERS have been warned they are risking their lives by going fishing from a breakwater built to protect a Northumberland town from the ravages of the sea.
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