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A cash surplus generated by the sale of one block of securities and the purchase of another, e.g., selling a block of bonds at 99 and buying another block at 95. Also, a bid made to a seller of a security that is designed (and generally agreed) to take the seller out of the market.


1. Informal; to borrow.

2. Extra cash that an investor derives when he/she sells a position and then buys a similar position for a lower price.

3. To make a bid for the entirety of a security that a seller owns.

4. Informal for a merger or acquisition. The term comes from another informal term, "in play," which refers to a company either soliciting offers for a buy-out or vulnerable to a hostile takeover. A takeout means that the company involved as been "taken out of play."
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In a rare moment of unity, Newcastle City Council's Labour cabinet was given a show of support from the opposition over the proposals which will ban takeaways opening within 400m of schools in the city, as well as other measures to help reduce noise nuisance.
The authority will follow Gateshead Council, which in summer put forward a ban for all new takeaways, and South Tyneside Council which has restrictions on any licensed premises in problem areas.
Moja Indian takeaway in Norton and The Pizza Guys in Hartlepool were at The Savoy hotel in London to learn which restaurant would scoop the Best Takeaway in the Northeast award.
Here were the top five takeaways and Indian restaurants, according to Facebook and Twitter recommendations: 1) Imrans Indian Takeaway, Golcar 2) Mumbai Spice 3) Laxmi Indian Restaurant, Berry Brow 4) Kabana Trinity Street, Huddersfield 5) B Medina Takeaway, Holmfirth Read more about Huddersfield's favourite curry houses and takeaways at Examiner.
The British Takeaway Awards, the first of their kind, take place on November 9 at The Savoy in London, where 250 of the most celebrated names in British takeaway food will come together to applaud Britain's best independent takeaways.
I think we are so lucky in Liverpool at the moment, I'm a south end girl and I think I've eaten in pretty much every takeaway near us, but everywhere you go in the city the food and drink is amazing.
The research, carried out at the University of Cambridge, analysed the number of takeaways across Norfolk between 1990 and 2008 and how this related to levels of neighbourhood socioeconomic deprivation.
Consumers have many choices for takeaway food, including online takeaway food aggregator portals, restaurant chains offering online ordering services, as well as local restaurants offering telephone-based and walk-in takeaway food services.
Lime Pickle, in Castle Bromwich, picked up the title at the English Curry Awards after beating competition from across the region, making it one of only nine takeaways to be recognised across the country.
These new store cupboard products have been designed to help our customers recreate the UK's most popular takeaway dishes, all of which are easy to make or assemble so the whole family can get involved in cooking a delicious yet fuss-free meal.
Other Dublin takeaways given prohibition orders included Lin Kee Limited in Artane, where raw chicken wings, breasts and cooked pork were found.