Contraction


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Contraction

In a business cycle, the time between the peak and the bottom. That is, a contraction occurs between the end of economic growth and the end of the subsequent recession. Contractions are characterized by layoffs, a decline in GDP, and other negative factors. However, historically, contractions have tended not to last as long as expansions.
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The contraction happened even though banks managed net profits amid prevailing hostilities in the country.
The Centre estimates that recession will persist in 2015 but the contraction of real GDP is estimated to decelerate further at -0.7%.
The load set on the cable was approximated to 35% of the maximum isometric voluntary contraction (Table 1), and was calculated individually for each participant by adapting the isokinetic neck strength profile of elite rugby players data (Olivier and Du Toit, 2008).
An expected contraction in agriculture was attributed to poor rainfall during the 2019 rain season, which contributed to few hectares planted as farmers weigh the risk for their investments.
"More and more data are indicating that this is the beginning of an economic contraction," Cass said.
As the time of labor draws near, the contractions and cervical dilation pushes the plug pushed into the vagina.
In discretionary space, INDU reported profitability decline of 3 percent YoY mainly due to contraction in gross margins, down 297bps YoY to 14 percent.
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But it noted that the Lebanese indicator remained well below the neutral mark of 50, separating economic contraction from growth, for the 53rd successive month.