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Signal

To convey information through a firm's actions. The more costly it is to provide a signal, the more credibility it has. For example, to call a press conference and tell everyone that the firm's prospects have improved is less effective than saying the same thing and raising the dividend.

Signal

An indication of a company's health and/or actions. Signaling a certain state or action may cause a company's stock to rise or fall in price. Generally speaking, the more money a signal costs a company to make, the stronger the signal is thought to be. For example, a company may make a statement indicating financial distress, but reducing its dividends is thought to be a stronger signal.

signal

To provide information to. For example, an unexpected dividend increase may signal investors that a firm's directors are more optimistic about future profits than previously thought. Likewise, the announcement of a new equity issue may signal investors that directors consider a firm's stock to be fully valued.
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The official said that 86kms Auto Block Signalling System and four more stations have been opened for traffic under CBI system during the financial year 2016.
It would be a great shame if this new signalling system was the end of them on the Cambrian Line.
The new signalling system should see journey times improve by at least 10%, says George Clark, engineering manager for train systems at Tube Lines.
Using Safety Integrity Level (SIL) software, the Atkins team will revolutionise the way the signalling system at Norwich, Yarmouth and Lowestoft is run.
New "Distance to Go" ATP signalling system, allowing trains to run closer together at high speed, thus increasing line capacity
Since its implementation, the signalling system has performed well.
The organization has been awarded the recognition on Saturday after the Bureau Veritas, a leading global certification agency, carried out the safety checks as an independent third party auditor on the signalling system.
Trillium develops, licenses and supports standards-based communications software solutions for Signalling System 7 (SS7), Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), V5, Integrated Services Digital Networks (ISDN), Frame Relay, Internet Protocol (IP) and X.
The Palaszczuk Government today released the terms of reference for the independent review of the signalling system procurement and governance as part of the delivery of Moreton Bay Rail Link (MBRL) Project.
Federal Minister for Railways, Ghulam Ahmed Bilour, expressed his satisfaction over the agreement and said that with the installation of modern signalling system, Pakistan Railways will enter into new era which will enhance the performance of Pakistan Railways in terms of safety and reliability for the passengers.
In its first release, available this September, Trillium is providing the Fault-Tolerant/High-Availability Core product and the related PSF products for its Transaction Capabilities Application Part (TCAP) stack protocol layers for Signalling System 7 (SS7).
Rail commuters are today (3 May) benefiting from a better railway between Brighton and London following the installation of a new signalling system over the May bank holiday weekend.