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A cash surplus generated by the sale of one block of securities and the purchase of another, e.g., selling a block of bonds at 99 and buying another block at 95. Also, a bid made to a seller of a security that is designed (and generally agreed) to take the seller out of the market.
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1. Informal; to borrow.

2. Extra cash that an investor derives when he/she sells a position and then buys a similar position for a lower price.

3. To make a bid for the entirety of a security that a seller owns.

4. Informal for a merger or acquisition. The term comes from another informal term, "in play," which refers to a company either soliciting offers for a buy-out or vulnerable to a hostile takeover. A takeout means that the company involved as been "taken out of play."
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Aproposal to limit the amount of take-aways in small shopping parades and centres to no more than ten per cent has been welcomed by antifast food campaigners.
The city council has proposed the limit as part of a new planning policy for local shopping centre following a surge in planning applications for chippies, Indian and Chinese take-aways, pizza parlours and kebab shops.
The city's director of public health Jim McManus believes that if left unchecked the take-aways will further fuel Birmingham's obesity epidemic.
TRADERS and residents are calling for new limits on take-aways on a Birmingham high street because they fear their shopping parade is at risk.
They say the parade has turned from a bustling shopping centre to a row of shutters by day which only comes to life after 5pm when the take-aways open.
If take-aways want to be here they should open during the day as well, otherwise it creates the wrong impression.'' A survey of the road, carried out by shopkeepers, shows that 20 per cent of shops are now take-aways.
Fianna Fail TD Noel O'Flynn wants club closing-times staggered and city-centre take-aways closed earlier.
Deputy O'Flynn said: "The Corporation should look at reducing the hours of take-aways where there are potential flashpoints.
A surge in take-aways in the city named as the obesity capital of Europe has raised concerns with health professionals and politicians desperate to find a way to stop them from dominating the towns and suburbs.
Local shopkeepers' complaints are similar to those throughout the city, that too many take-aways turn a bustling parade by day into a row of shuttered shops which burst into life at 5pm.
Officials want to be able to refuse take-aways on the grounds of health.