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Downturn

(1) A period of contraction or decline of economic activity, especially real GDP, but typically employment as well. (2) The transition of an economy from growth to contraction, also known as a peak of economic activity.

Downturn

A decline in a security or market, especially after a long bullish period. A downturn is considered an inevitable part of the business cycle. See also: Bear market.

downturn

A decline in security prices or economic activity following a period of rising or stable prices or activity. Even strong bull markets are subject to occasional downturns.
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Increasing attention is given to the recent performance of the Australian labour market and to how much further the national unemployment rate will decline, as the economy recovers from an economic downturn associated with the global financial crisis (GFC).
So far we have discussed at a general level how thoughtful, courageous risk management of threats and opportunities sustains a nonprofit during economic downturns.
The bulk cargo ship operator says the economic downturn had a major effect on business and the market was one of the worst experienced for many years.
Even during the recent economic downturn, it has maintained low, single-digit growth, according to Giving USA, the annual study of U.
Those who do have family savings have seen the value of those accounts decrease during the current economic downturn.
No sector of the economy or of the Nation has been untouched by the current economic downturn and the aftermath of the September 11 attacks.
Rubin testified that the measure could worsen economic downturns by limiting the government's ability to pay unemployment and other social welfare benefits when the economy slows.
If we want to avoid future banking problems in other regions that experience economic downturns and if we want to prevent a further deterioration in banking in general, I strongly urge you to adopt legislation to permit interstate banking and branching.
As a result, while politically difficult, capital program spending can be adjusted to ease the pressure of reduced sales tax collections and operating expense growth during economic downturns.
Nonetheless, consumer products companies that focus on cost reduction, core brand and market investment and cash flow generation will be best equipped to manage through future economic downturns.
United Way Silicon Valley is well on its way to achieving a substantial increase in giving "despite one of the worst economic downturns in the Valley's history.
As Virginia and most of the country try to find their footing after one of the most severe economic downturns in decades, business, government, education, funding and non-profit leaders will gather at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, September 11-13, to hear from experts and exchange ideas on how to create durable regional economies that minimize the impact of economic downturns.

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