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Bell

Signal on a stock exchange to indicate the open and close of trading.

Bell

A traditional bell that is rung to signify the beginning or the end of a trading day. The bell on the New York Stock Exchange is one of the more famous examples. As an increasing number of securities exchanges do most or all of their trading online, a bell has become a symbol or informal term for the beginning or the end of a trading day, rather than a description of a real bell.

bell

The device that sounds to mark the open and close of each trading day on an organized securities exchange.
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For business managers and management students, Siddiqui, who is associated with an innovative training and consulting company and has worked in senior positions in the public and private sector in India, uses the children's fable, "Who Will Bell the Cat?" in which mice come up with a strategy to put a bell around a cat's neck, to present solutions for business strategy issues from strategy formation to execution.
Some one had to bell the cat and it fell to the destiny of General Pervez Musharraf, the chief of army staff, to bail the country out of the predicament.
But it is almost urgent that someone bell the cat, swallow a few scruples, and write a book to articulate the vision of these authors to other historians as well as the general reader in order to incite them to challenge their assumptions and to recast their questions.
While it's easy to identify the problems, the solutions are politically explosive; no one wants to bell the cat.
National security issues may be a bigger topic now, but it's not clear who's going to bell the cat.
But the real problem again will be who will bell the cat? The example of Rs.
When lynching mobs get political patronage profusely, who will dare to bell the cat? Where garlands and hugs await murderers, justice will be the biggest casualty.
But who will bell the cat; The President through an Ordinance or the Judiciary intervening to save the future of Pakistan, or will this country be allowed to keep running as it is until it God forbid meets its nemesis!
Khairy also admitted that no one in Umno nor BN were willing to 'bell the cat' after seeing their then second-in-command dropped from Cabinet for questioning Najib over the source of 1MDB's funds and where RM2.6 billion had gone.
Who Will Bell the Cat? receives lovely drawings by Christopher Cyr that enhance the fun story of clever barn mice who make a collar with a bell to warn them when the cat is coming.