unbundling


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Unbundling

Separation of a multinational firm's transfers of funds into discrete flows for specific purposes. See: Bundling.

Unbundling

The practice of separating previously joined products and selling them. Unbundling tends to become more common under deregulatory policies.

unbundling

The separation and separate pricing of products and services by financial institutions. When deregulation resulted in price competition and the introduction of new products, financial institutions found it increasingly necessary to offer and price each product separately.

unbundling

a colloquial term used to describe a DE-MERGER (the break-up of a company originally formed through a MERGER into two or more separate companies) or more generally the sale of a number of its business divisions by a conglomerate company (see DIVERSIFICATION).
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Before considering implementing an unbundling strategy, here are four additional considerations:
Commenting on the unbundling, chairman of Nictus Holdings Limited, Hannes Retief said: "We have concluded that it is preferable for the Namibian and South African operations to be separately listed on the respective stock exchanges of the countries in which they operate.
Lietuvos Dujos did not provide a new date to vote on unbundling, but it will hold an annual shareholders meeting on April 23.
What's present in unbundling of structure and content is the opportunity to customize schooling in ways that simply weren't possible a decade ago--much less a century ago.
Gazprom also criticises the fact that regulation of sales is still occurring on the Lithuanian market despite the push for unbundling.
Full ownership unbundling under which the integrated energy companies would have to sell off their gas and electricity grids so as to establish separate transmission system operators, with no energy supplier permitted to hold a majority share in a transmission system operator.
The A T Kearney review however, showed that in most cases the expectations towards unbundling are unrealistic and requirements of the regulators are not defined.
Ministers are now ready to endorse strengthened unbundling.
Interest in unbundling has risen greatly in recent years.
After a rather sluggish start, unbundling has been picking up steam since mid-2004.
Given the expense of unbundling the institutional functions related to administration and institutional support services, plus the pressures to deconstruct the functions related to instruction it becomes clear that not every college and university can afford to create or develop these services on their own.