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Lobster

A slang term for a $20 note in Australia. The term is derived from the fact that $20 notes are mostly red.
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In contrast to the big protrade business lobbies, traditional anti-liberalization business lobbies tended to be organized more along sectoral lines and were often made up of smaller, domestic-oriented firms and associated labor groups.
The European Single Market Programme and NAFTA, both strongly promoted by proliberalization business lobbies, are typical examples at the regional level.
Business lobbies, particularly those from the United States, were keen to push what they termed a "high standard, liberal investment regime" after a disappointing Uruguay Round.
business lobbies and, to some extent, influential individual firms.
It lobbies for national treatment for foreign-owned affiliates in the United States itself and, wh ile very supportive of the MAI, felt unable to take a high profile on it in Washington, leaving this to USCIB.
[23] European business lobbies were less convinced that the OECD was the best forum for negotiation, with strong support for the WTO in some quarters.
It is important to recognize that these different attitudes of business lobbies were reflected in the corresponding government positions in the preliminary negotiations that followed.
business lobbies encountered opposition to their goals not only from environmentalists and labor groups (discussed below), but from most OECD governments as well.