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price level

the general level of prices in an economy, as measured by a PRICE INDEX. Price levels in two consecutive time periods are often compared as an indication of INFLATION.
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This paper seeks to provide a comprehensive overview of the long-term factors that explain divergent price levels across developed and emerging European countries.
Through more efficient and integrated markets initiating more competition and trade, the price levels in the countries ought to converge.
The year 2006 has seen the worldwide steel mill demand for nickel and ferrotitanium as setting the price levels of these commodities and will probably do so in 2007 also.
Existing structures were also achieving price levels that forced investors to convert the buildings to high-end condos in order to achieve any profit margin.
The second reason why this learning outcome is examinable is that the topic of accounting for changing price levels is valuable, both practically and conceptually, to the management accountant.
While underwriting and marketing actions may not always directly affect price levels, they can serve to exacerbate the effects of soft market pricing or offset intended company pricing actions.
Kiley derives the expectation for the mean of output in a New-Keynesian model, shows that the expectation depends on the lagged price level, and infers from this that trying to stabilize the price level would raise the variability of output.
Favors says further that technicians study both short- and long-term charts in order to identify price patterns and that monthly charts allow investors to see stocks at both high and low price levels. An uptrend indicates to the investor to go long on the stock while a downtrend instructs the investor to short the stock.
The first is based on the behavior of five countries' price levels and money stocks over much of the twentieth century.
Investors appear to have incorporated into current equity price levels both robust profit expectations and low compensation for risk.
Over the next few years, it will be possible to create considerable value by carefully managing and delaying price reductions in higher-price countries and by acting to limit the fall in the average price levels of industries and companies alike.
In this approach, layers are determined based upon current year-end price levels rather than upon base-year prices.