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  • adj. Attributive form of first mover, noun.


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  • Instead, first-mover advantages will enable nations to entrench themselves in industries even if other nations might hypothetically have been better.

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  • Icap has clearly stolen a march on its rivals by launching i-Swap, but concerns have been raised that, in its attempt to seek a first-mover advantage, Icap has made a costly investment before the regulatory environment is clear.

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  • He wrote in a research note earlier this month that "Wells may be a first-mover among large banks in returning to mergers and acquisition," including insurance brokerages.

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  • Now entering the market, these labelers will enjoy first-mover advantage as well as the opportunity to educate their consumers and other stakeholders about the benefit biobased content brings to their products.

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  • Delays in Iraq weighed on results, but Mr. Lesar said he expects profitability in the Middle Eastern country by the fourth quarter: "We believe that Iraq will be one of the fastest-growing countries internationally in the coming years and that we will benefit significantly as a result of a first-mover strategy."

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  • "Sterling lost its first-mover advantage as it faltered on many counts," said Naimish Dave, director at OC&C Strategy Consultants India Pvt. Ltd.

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  • However, the smaller companies have already developed partnerships in many regions around the country and have a first-mover advantage that could slow the adoption of equipment from the industrials, he said.

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  • On Friday, Morgan Stanley noted that Google is straining to move beyond search, from which it gets 90% of its revenues, and it downgraded the stock, saying: "Google faces stiff competition from incumbents who have a first-mover advantage."

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  • But "Hong Kong clearly in the past year has established its first-mover advantage," says Jian Chang, a China economist with Barclays Capital PLC.

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  • Under true free-market capitalism, upon learning of the outsize profits of that "first-mover," other firms would enter the market that would attempt to take all of the first company's customers away by lending at 40%.

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