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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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Globally, the growth in the market for Online Food Delivery and Takeaway has been chiefly supported by ever increasing youth population with growing internet penetration in most of the countries around the world backed with escalating smartphone users and enhanced number of consumers opting online delivery platforms due to convenience and ease of delivery at their doorstep.
Councillor Tracey Dixon, lead member for independence and wellbeing at South Tyneside Council, said: "A very significant proportion of children limiting of takeaways area is ways promote living in this ward are classed as having excess weight so I am pleased that we were able to use this Coun guidance in determining this planning application.
Proposals for a new fast food outlet on Frederick Street,South Shields, were turned down due to new planning guidance aiming to manage the growth of takeaways in the borough.
The criticism comes after figures revealing the number of takeaways on Teesside has increased by 60% in the past five years, rising from 210 to 335.
Daniel Clark, chairman of Halton Conservatives and lifelongRuncornresident, blastedthe councilfor "constantly degrading" the Old Town with takeaways and said they had "no real interest in tackling living standards".
Mr Chef then beat off stiff competition from across the country to be crowned Scotland's best takeaway at London's Savoy Hotel at the end of last year.
Over-concentration If there are already deemed to be too many takeaways open in the proposed area, the council can deny the application if they believe it will be to the detriment of the shopping centre of nearby residents.
"The fact that thousands of votes are cast each year to nominate and select winners indicates how engaged and passionate consumers are with their local takeaway restaurant."
Outside of London, Birmingham has the highest number of takeaway restaurants in the UK, with 1,294 fast food offerings in total.
Blackburn and Darwen has experienced the biggest jump in takeaway businesses for any area in the UK during the period with the number more than doubling from 50 to 115.
The diversified concepts that target different consumers can help them differentiate amongst different outlets, which can also attract people from casual dining to takeaway.