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Alliance

An agreement between two or more companies to cooperate on a project or in business generally. For example, two companies may agree not to compete in certain areas or to honor each other's coupons or other marketing promotions. An alliance can provide a strategic advantage for both companies, though it is illegal if it is deemed to be collusion.
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"We gather that you are opposed to a renewal of our alliance chiefly for two reasons,--first, that you have formed an unfavorable opinion of our resources and capacity as a nation; and secondly, because you are seeking an ally who would be of service to you in one particular eventuality, namely, a war with the United States.
For the fourth year running, Star Alliance has claimed the Best Airline Alliance title at the Skytrax World Airline Awards, with the Alliances prestigious Los Angeles Lounge retaining the Best Airline Alliance Lounge Award for the fifth year in a row.
TSMC's Open Innovation Platform consists of five alliances: the EDA (electronic design automation) Alliance, IP (intellectual property) Alliance, Design Center Alliance, Value Chain Aggregator Alliance, and the latest, the Cloud Alliance.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The MP, of the State of Law coalition, Sadiq al-Labban said that "establishing new alliances to form the provincial councils aims to weak a certain political party not the general interest of the country." He in statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / expressed deep regret to break and violate the previous alliances and come up with new alliances, noting that "the new alliances emphasize private interests and avoids public strategic alliances that bring lasting stability in the country." He pointed out that "we do not know the real reasons for solving the previous alliances and set up temporary alliances, noting that" these alliances will not last long, and will end soon, since they built on narrow interests.
To use alliances to achieve your organization's strategic goals
18 October 2010 - Belgium-based biotechnology company Galapagos NV (EBR: GLPGA) announced today it has achieved milestones totaling EUR2.5m (USD3.5m) in two of its strategic alliances.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Negotiations between the two alliances of Al-Iraqiya and Dawlat al-Qanoon could reach an agreement to form a national partnership government within the coming few days, Jamal al-Bateekh, a leading figure of the Al-Iraqiya Alliance, said on Saturday.
To realize this mission, the CNR-PC is dedicated to supporting the development and ongoing efforts of regional nursing research alliances. A research alliance is a group of individuals in a geographic area who come together to identify ways to promote evidence-based practice (EBP), collaborate on research projects, and raise awareness of nursing research in the healthcare community.
Global alliances OneWorld and Star Alliance have both been busy further expanding their membership with plans unveiled for the addition of Russian carrier S7 Airlines and Greek operator Aegean Airlines respectively.
Eubank (Bachelor of Arts in Economics and History), Alliances: A Theory of Concerted Human Behavior is a scholarly examination of alliances between human beings throughout history--how they form, how they change, and how they decline.
Accounting firms worldwide have for many years formed alliances, and there are good reasons to do so.

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