from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or process of slowing down; a slackening of pace: a production slowdown.
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- n. A reduction in speed, or a decrease in the level of production, etc.
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- n. the act of slowing down or falling behind
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The maker of industrial goods from controls to tools market cap $37 billion is a bellwether as the word slowdown creeps into parlance in unsettling ways, especially as politicos yammer about the U.S debt cap.
Well, I wouldn't use the word slowdown as much as I use the word caution.
Part of the slowdown is a result of investors reducing their target exposure to the asset class.
Some brokers say growing uncertainty about the budget crisis and a possible long-term slowdown in leasing could weigh on the prices investors are willing to pay for Washington buildings.
Though several mortgage lenders, including JPMorgan, recently suspended foreclosures amid concerns that some may have been done improperly, the slowdown is not expected to apply to foreclosures stemming from unpaid taxes.
The second quarter estimate is a sharp slowdown from a 3.7 percent growth rate logged in the first quarter.
Those include the purchasing managers 'index for the dominant services sector which, though it lifted to 52.8 in September from 51.3 in August, implied a significant slowdown from the second quarter.
Although the PMI-services survey implies positive growth in the U. K.'s largest sector in the third quarter, it suggests a sharp slowdown from the second quarter, Ms. Redwood said.
If some analysts and industry insider say it is bracing for a significant, long-term slowdown or even contraction, "it's a joke," he said.
The impact of the global slowdown is seen on the placements too.