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a commodity market
▪ Coffee is facing the deepest crisis in a global commodity market since the great depression of the 30s.
a fish market
▪ I brought some salmon at the local fish market.
a legal/mathematical/marketing etc concept
▪ Democracy is a very important political concept.
a market town (=a town in Britain where there is a regular outdoor market)
▪ The pretty market town of Ashbourne is only 9 miles away.
a market/free-market economy (=based on companies producing and selling products freely, without restrictions)
▪ Eastern European countries were gradually making the transition to a market economy.
a marketing consultant (=one who gives advice on how to advertise and sell a product)
a marketing strategy
▪ The firm is considering a change in its marketing strategy.
a media/marketing/advertising etc blitz
▪ The campaign was launched with a nationwide publicity blitz.
an advertising/marketing/sales campaign
▪ The store ran a television advertising campaign just before Christmas.
an exchange market (=a financial market where different currencies are bought and sold)
▪ The pound rose against the dollar on the world foreign currency exchange markets.
an export market
▪ The US is Scotland’s second largest export market after France.
bear market
black market
▪ There was a thriving black market in foreign currency.
bull market
buyer's market
cattle market
developing economies/markets
▪ the developing economies in Eastern Europe
direct marketing
economic/market trends
▪ This forecast is based on current economic trends.
election/market etc day (=the day when an election, market etc takes place)
▪ Wednesday is market day in Oxford.
farmers' market
flea market
foreign exchange markets/rates/transactions etc
▪ The dollar is expected to fall in the foreign exchange markets.
free market
▪ a free market economy
futures market
▪ the glutted property market
grey market
guerrilla marketing
international trade/market/competition
labour market
▪ married women re-entering the labour market
lead the world/market/pack/field
▪ US companies lead the world in biotechnology.
lucrative business/market/contract etc
▪ He inherited a lucrative business from his father.
main/market/town square
▪ The hotel is just off the main square of Sorrento.
market day
market economy
market forces
market garden
market leader
▪ the UK market leader in sports shoes
market price
market research
▪ They had to conduct market research, then advertise the product.
market share
market town
market value
mass marketing/entertainment etc
▪ a mass marketing campaign
▪ Email has made mass mailings possible at the touch of a button.
money market
on the black market
▪ Many foods were only available on the black market.
open market
▪ The painting would fetch millions of dollars if it was sold on the open market.
put your house on the market (=make it available for people to buy)
▪ They put the house on the market and began looking for an apartment.
seller's market
single market
sold on the open market
▪ The painting would fetch millions of dollars if it was sold on the open market.
stock market
the commercial market (=the market for goods)
▪ A product like this should do well in the commercial market.
the consumer market (=the people who buy consumer goods)
▪ Our advertising is aimed at teenagers because they are our main consumer market.
the currency markets (=the financial markets where currencies are bought and sold)
▪ the dollar’s recent rise on the currency markets
the domestic market (=buying of goods inside a country)
▪ The French domestic market is the largest consumer of champagne.
the finance/marketing/design etc department (=in a company)
▪ He worked in the sales department of a small software company.
the labour market (=the people looking for work and the jobs available)
▪ the percentage of women in the labour market
the market price (=the price of something on a market at a particular time)
▪ We think the stock’s current market price is too high.
the market value (=the amount something can be sold for)
▪ The mortgage is more than the house’s current market value.
the open market (=a market in which anyone can buy or sell)
▪ The painting would fetch several hundred dollars on the open market.
the property market
▪ There were no signs of an upturn in the property market.
viral marketing
▪ You can reach more potential customers by using viral marketing techniques.
withdraw sth from sale/from the market
▪ The drug has been withdrawn from the market for further tests.
▪ Result: a black market in official government receipts with special stamps.
▪ We make a little money on the black market.
▪ The joke was that palm trees were being sold on the black market.
▪ The mere possibility of a black market in weapon-grade material is terrifying.
▪ Here items in short supply are sold at inflated prices - but still generally lower than on the black market.
▪ In doing so it creates a black market, which radically inflates profits for producers and traffickers.
▪ Employers operate in a competitive market place.
▪ First, if there is no competitive market of alternative goods, there is minimal initiative to produce goods of high quality.
▪ Due to the competitive market in which we operate, this accreditation is very important.
▪ They have become competitive in international markets.
▪ Remember, it is a competitive market out there and the finance companies only survive by lending money.
▪ Low unemployment, a competitive job market and difficulties in recruiting and retaining sailors created the manning problem.
▪ Hodgson believed that the case had been made for an entirely open, competitive labour market in the West Indies.
▪ There, the first step was to abolish the agency, with the expectation that competitive markets would then develop.
▪ Software and services generated 44% of the total turnover in the domestic market, up from the 36% generated in 1991.
▪ Even these companies are barred from selling to the domestic market.
▪ Through time wine has taken a much larger share of the domestic market.
▪ The peanut program allows only farmers with a federal quota to grow peanuts for the domestic market.
▪ Without a theatrical release in their own domestic market, they stood little chance of recouping the money lavished on them.
▪ However, we now make a distinction between output delivered to the domestic market and exported output.
▪ More and more land was needed to grow crops for export and in some cases for the domestic market.
▪ They will focus on domestic and international markets.
▪ Perhaps, if he went, the financial markets would blip approvingly.
▪ The widely expected decision had little impact on financial markets.
▪ All businesses, factories, financial markets, the airports - everything - are declared closed.
▪ Plus, the financial markets should stay strong, with retirement fund investments continuing to reap decent returns for employees.
▪ In the tertiary sector, particularly financial services, the development of a single financial market may have important employment consequences.
▪ The punditry waxed more predictable by the hour even if the financial markets did not.
▪ The crisis has unsettled financial markets and brought dire predictions of revolution or civil war from some politicians.
▪ Either will do, but the present confusion has only added to uncertainty in the financial markets.
▪ It also highlights the additional risks arising in off-exchange transactions and transactions on foreign markets.
▪ Moreover once there are separate national currencies, there are costs of servicing the foreign exchange market.
▪ Like the foreign exchange market, no physical euro-currency market exists but instead it consists of telecommunications between banks.
▪ Most foreign markets are cheaper now than ours.
▪ Dealers on the foreign exchange markets were also hedging their bets and the pound was also on ice.
▪ But now notice that what happens in the foreign market is a mirror image of what happens in the domestic market.
▪ Too many companies enter foreign markets without analysing sufficiently either the customers or the competition in those markets.
▪ In a free market, polluting coal-fired power stations and unpopular nuclear ones should be less competitive because of rising environmental costs.
▪ In a free market, competition drives prices down to the fair market price, with different prices on each street corner.
▪ It's a free market, and the money should go to some one else who will control pollution.
▪ In the main, they will be private sector employers operating in a free market and looking to secure an edge over their competitors.
▪ If it's left to the free market these things will not progress fast enough.
▪ He calls it an interference with free markets.
▪ But, as Marx saw long ago, free-market capitalism is quintessentially populist and inherently subversive of traditions and rituals.
▪ Four questions for corporate finance One man's efficient, interconnected global market is another man's arbitrary and nationally divisive casino.
▪ The ideology of the global market is built on the assumption that every country will earn most of its income from exports.
▪ In a global free market livelihoods are permanently up for tender.
▪ The second is the feeling of insecurity in the workplace as companies try to compete in the global market.
▪ The livestock being killed are a ritual sacrifice to the gods of global markets.
▪ In recent years, the group has claimed on average about 30 % of the global market for large commercial aircraft orders.
▪ This ruling, in effect, accepted the reality of a global market place.
▪ Barts holds contracts from more health authorities than any other: success in the internal market if ever I heard of it.
▪ Evaluation of the first year's operation of the internal market is not straight forward.
▪ Where job ladders are created, further managerial work is involved in managing the operation of the internal labour market.
▪ Because the internal market for consumer goods was too small; 2.
▪ This, and many similar references, suggests that this remains the popular conception of an internal market.
▪ One way is to be more specific about the expected effects of internal markets.
▪ On the contrary, it responded to opportunities both of export abroad and of an increasingly integrated internal market.
▪ The internal market is very limited.
▪ Many are vocal opponents of liberalised international markets in general.
▪ But now, Greenspan alone possesses the degree of influence that can send international markets lurching downward.
▪ Publishers calculated their advances for best-selling authors like Frederick Forsyth on the basis of sales hyped in international markets.
▪ Tariffs in the national long-distance market also rose, though not as steeply as in the international market.
▪ Films were cast for an international market in the Hollywood of the 1920s; and international press syndication had a long history.
▪ Five years later, the international oil market is serene, even sleepy.
▪ From the start, Copyrights placed the emphasis on the international market and, instead of using sub-agents, opened its own offices.
▪ Farmers near Girvan and Dunbar use these advantages to provide early potatoes for the large markets of Glasgow and Edinburgh.
▪ It would provide a large affluent open market to which exporting was easy.
▪ That last requirement could best be met by establishing a large enough market to warrant actual manufacture in the Far East.
▪ By 1918, there were 174 of these large markets in cities of over 30, 000 in population.
▪ The larger market is undoubtedly for cheap Far Eastern clone machines.
▪ The availability of a larger market leads to economies of scale, again leading to greater efficiency in local industry.
▪ As we have indicated in the previous chapter, there looks like being a very large potential market for consumer multimedia.
▪ Marta gets her stocks from a large informal market in Villa El Salvador shanty-town.
▪ There was certainly a distinct local advertising market available to support it.
▪ The guilds worked both for the local market and for distant trade.
▪ Commonly geared to the demands of a constricted local market, not all these crafts could provide continuous employment.
▪ Goods can be varied slightly and repackaged for local markets throughout the world.
▪ We enjoyed good wines at 75p a litre and gorging on fresh sardines and salads bought in the local market.
▪ Watch for specials at your local market and shop accordingly.
▪ Some poor people live in houses that have become valuable through changes in the local property market.
▪ Finance ministry officials yesterday said at least six brokerages are under investigation for trading violations in the local Brady bond market.
▪ In 1996 desktop computer software will allow two-way conversations, bringing the technology to the mass market.&038;.
▪ Dolby Digital, the next generation in surround-sound, is coming to the mass market.
▪ This is not to say that mass markets have disintegrated or that economies of scale are irrelevant to competitive performance.
▪ Telecommuting is now reaching the mass market, where it is not as picturesque but has more practical value.
▪ It now seems certain that cheap, convenient videoconferencing is at last going to reach a mass market of computer users.
▪ Honda admits the model introduction is more a subsidized experiment than mass market pitch.
▪ He dreams of a mass consumer market, with one set per person rather than today's one per home.
▪ The market is now the mass market.
▪ Both will seek to develop new markets and improve efficiency by adjusting timetables, introducing better locomotive diagramming and crew rosters.
▪ The London managers, like the geeks, were too new to the market to question the strategy.
▪ This is often the case when the search is being undertaken across borders or in a new market segment.
▪ The diet companies are targeting new markets outside their traditional client base of fairly affluent, young to middle-aged white women.
▪ They expect other nations to set technical standards and to innovate new markets.
▪ Shortly after each new market is discovered, actors demand more money.
▪ This provides still stronger motivation to seek new markets.
▪ The money supply can be reduced directly by using open market operations.
▪ The Bank could, and did, make Bank Rate effective by open market operations.
▪ In addition, the resulting change in reserves can be predicted precisely and open market operations are readily reversible.
▪ She walked down to the open market itself.
▪ The other half is a boat made from bookshelves found in open markets in Havana.
▪ The Monday open market at Hemlington was established by the council at the suggestion of residents.
▪ The immediate counterattack is simple: Has the building been offered for sale on the open market?
▪ The concept assumes that within any single market there are invariably other sub-markets. 26.
▪ That confirms that the United Kingdom is at the forefront in implementing single market measures.
▪ The process of completing the single market is not over.
▪ The single market programme requires each member state to turn 279 rules and regulations into national law.
▪ The stock market debutant has lost 70 % of its value since its flotation last month.
▪ My father found himself without an income about the time the stock market crashed.
▪ For people who are nervous about the stock market an advisory service may be more suitable.
▪ The results were released after the stock market closed.
▪ Falling stock markets and a lack of merger activity have squeezed margins and profits in investment banks.
▪ One of those things was that the stock market might fall, oh, say, 20 percent this year.
▪ It was loth to do this because the bonds were a potential goldmine when the junk-bond market recovered.
▪ That is the kind of world that the bond market, dominated by lenders, loves.
▪ Some are focussing on areas such as swaps and derivatives, which can give them an edge in the primary bond market.
▪ Anything about the bond market promises to be long and dull.
▪ The bond market is calm; and yet Rubin has managed to worry his opponents.
▪ On the table in the front of the room was a telephone, which rang whenever the bond market went berserk.
▪ The bond market had caught fire, and experienced salesmen such as himself were all at once much in demand.
▪ Eulogists of the market economy usually assume that it works on perfect information.
▪ But as these countries gradually, if fitfully, merge into the global market economy, fewer and fewer such barriers exist.
▪ His country may be taking the first steps to a market economy, but on the streets there are remarkably few cars.
▪ They are democracies, have market economies and are making good-faith efforts to deal with ethnic minorities.
▪ The market economy provided other employment opportunities for poorer villagers.
▪ In distinguishing the market economy from the command economy, five fundamental questions will be posed: 1.
▪ Ownership is obviously central to the disposal of state property - privatization - in the move to a market economy.
▪ Critics of the market economy base their position on the following points.
▪ Delivery takes place two business days after the last trading day, the standard settlement period in the foreign exchange market.
▪ Moreover once there are separate national currencies, there are costs of servicing the foreign exchange market.
▪ Like the foreign exchange market, no physical euro-currency market exists but instead it consists of telecommunications between banks.
▪ Each of these factors places powerful pressures on the foreign exchange market.
▪ Dealers on the foreign exchange markets were also hedging their bets and the pound was also on ice.
▪ On the one hand, real-world foreign exchange markets conform closely to the kinds of markets we have studied in this chapter.
▪ This will increase the demand for sterling on the foreign exchange markets and hence cause an appreciation of the exchange rate.
▪ To do so they go to the foreign exchange market as demanders of yen.
▪ Unresponsive export markets led many houses to turn their attention inwards and focus on long-neglected domestic sales.
▪ The healthy export market for four-wheel-drive vehicles contrasts sharply with the rest of the slump-hit industry.
▪ We are, however, expecting healthy growth in home and export markets.
▪ It supplies stores like Harrods and Selfridges as well as having a big export market.
▪ The level of rent to qualify for full Housing Benefit subsidy will be determined according to locally operating market forces.
▪ Within those parameters, the more that you can energize market forces like competition, the better you are.
▪ As for its chief executive's remuneration, that should be a matter for market forces.
▪ The plain fact was that a combination of market forces and gross mismanagement had thrown Salomon Brothers into deep trouble.
▪ But it thinks that to rely solely on market forces is a messy way of reining in a big borrower.
▪ To back this up they claim that a reliance on market forces has widened pay inequalities and also significantly increased unemployment.
▪ When market forces are allowed to operate, rates of exchange are determined by the demand and supply of currencies.
▪ The inevitable pressure of market forces rendered Luff's experiment obsolete, long before the track and overhead were worn out.
▪ The perhaps inevitable consequences were accumulating losses and a withdrawal back to the protected home market.
▪ The company also will demonstrate a new keyboard aimed at the home market that incorporates a built-in paper scanner.
▪ In the home market, it led the field by a long way, with 4,337,487 units sold.
▪ Acer is one of the few companies shipping a monitor of this size aimed at the home market.
▪ Wooden hoops used on casks for the home market were usually of hazel and were produced by local firms from local timber.
▪ In a nutshell, wireless operators are expected to be the low-cost providers in the video to the home market.
▪ That takes Compass into hospitals and also greatly increases its presence in the fast-growing retirement home market.
▪ But, while the wait for the modern stereo disc continues, stereo tapes are released for the home market.
▪ Solicitors' firms are caught out by the housing market collapse.
▪ Unemployment, the collapse of the housing market and changes in population trends have led to an erosion of famous traits.
▪ Both speakers believe that active government intervention in the housing market is now urgently needed before things get even worse.
▪ Mr Smith must learn that hitting the pay packet hits the housing market, and that hits the institutions.
▪ Staff at the Chelsea Building Society, based in Cheltenham are confident that figure will be sufficient to boost the housing market.
▪ They did a first class piece of work on where the housing market was likely to go over the next 10 years.
▪ But the housing market will pull out of the recession in the second half of 1993, say the economic pundits.
▪ Women are confined to those sectors of the job market which pay the least, no matter whether or not they are skilled.
▪ After all, he hadn't taken degrees in astronomy expecting a hot job market after graduation.
▪ How do I re-enter the job market after being a full-time mom?
▪ Tomorrow's job market is more likely to need flexible workers.
▪ However, meeting these kinds of challenges develops your creativity and positions you well for the job market of the future.
▪ Will my hon. Friend look at the matter in light of the present strained position in the jobs market?
▪ New entrants to the job market are considerably better educated than workers who are retiring.
▪ Where job ladders are created, further managerial work is involved in managing the operation of the internal labour market.
▪ Many women workers exhibit labour market characteristics traditionally associated with vulnerability to unemployment.
▪ If the ith labour market initially experiences excess demand money wages will rise at a rate.
▪ The simplest variant of the theory is to split the labour market into two sectors.
▪ The relation is therefore a mechanism which illustrates how the labour market responds out of equilibrium.
▪ The equilibrium levels of income and employment were believed to be determined largely in the labour market.
▪ Undoubtedly, the labour market is more flexible.
▪ Precisely what effects this will have on the dynamics of the labour market is extremely complex but none the less real.
▪ The Palm Pilot is currently the market leader with 75-80 % of the market share.
▪ That proved a bonanza in 1995, when blue chips were market leaders.
▪ They include seven market leaders and had a turnover of almost £19 million last year, though they suffered a loss.
▪ First Alert, the market leader, said the detectors were fine.
▪ As a consequence peat has been the market leader for the past forty years.
▪ Cost barriers to entry are high and the time necessary to catch up with market leaders is lengthy.
▪ This at least is the figure assumed by the market leaders, Thomson Holidays, and the other majors do not differ greatly.
▪ The money market interest rate is 10 percent.
▪ Low interest rates boost bonds by making it cheaper to borrow funds in the money market and invest it in bonds.
▪ Daily reports of money market events, prices and yields are carried in the Financial Times.
▪ The Bank is a major player in the sterling money market, buying and selling Treasury bills on a daily basis.
▪ A money market works in a similar kind of way.
▪ This makes bonds more difficult to price than money market instruments.
▪ Leaders and money markets had every reason to be delighted with the good news.
▪ It is timely that we have concentrated on improving our performance because our market place is becoming more competitive.
▪ They are mainly rickshaw pullers, cart pullers and others who carry loads in the market place.
▪ We accept that a high risk should have a high reward even though this is not always the case in the market place.
▪ Then Great-Grandad would drive the lot down to Barnard Castle to get the best price he could in the market place.
▪ Money is also a claim in that it gives the holder command over goods and services in the market place.
▪ Such monetarist policies meant that employment and interest rates were left to find their own levels in the market place.
▪ Local radio Here is your golden media opportunity for local radio is an expanding market place for public relations.
▪ The market place can be confusing but Trader Horn picks his way through the mire Going for the grand tour.
▪ At £750,000 we paid the market price for him, but he looks a snip now.
▪ In some cases costs and benefits must be estimated indirectly or inferred because pertinent market prices do not exist.
▪ Vicenzo had offered the market price for Manningham Electronics.
▪ One of the key actions taken was to raise market prices immediately to increase revenues and thereby achieve the 1984 plan.
▪ Invite the chosen agent to inspect the house and give an indication of the market price.
▪ Current federal farm programs often guarantee growers a minimum price even if the market price drops lower.
▪ This can then be compared with the market price of the share to determine whether it is underpriced or overpriced.
▪ You calculate the dividend yield by dividing the annual dividend by the market price of a stock.
▪ There is also speculation of a mini-revival in the battered property market.
▪ Such speculative gains were seen as more often lying in the property market than in industrial capitalization.
▪ It announced a loss of £2.8m, on a turnover of £13.5m, thanks mainly to write-downs in the depressed property market.
▪ Payne dealt in the risky syndicated property market.
▪ The property market has softened, but not collapsed.
▪ Throughout the property market, deals that had been nearly completed were called off.
▪ But the cities are littered with half-finished construction projects or empty office blocks, witness to the decline of the property market.
▪ East Anglia has been particularly affected by the fall in the property market.
▪ Quota sampling is widely used in market research as it is cost-effective.
▪ The three concerns will focus on high-growth information markets, financial information services and consumer-product market research.
▪ They now listen to the customer and report back, and we are improving our market research and developing guest databases.
▪ Shaw hires mostly female salespeople because market research suggests that carpet shoppers are primarily women who prefer to buy from other women.
▪ I've done some intensive market research.
▪ If the group review process goes well, the next step may include some experimentation, market research, or prototype development.
▪ What is the extent of market research, forecasting, advertising, product development, and exporting?
▪ So far we have been concerned mainly with the market research aspects of marketing research.
▪ The Palm Pilot is currently the market leader with 75-80 % of the market share.
▪ If that trend continues, it could be a boon to on-line users and a bloodbath for providers fighting for market share.
▪ They pursue reliability just because they know it leads to lower costs and increased market share.
▪ Beyond those, they cite the high costs of customer disaffection, which drives down both profit margins and market share.
▪ The firm now has a market share of 27%, second only to Coopers &038; Lybrand which has 30%.
▪ In the 128 countries where Roundup is sold, total market share is more than 90 %.
▪ That consulting group came to realize earlier than others how important market share was to corporate profitability.
▪ The Falkirk and Milford Haven branches also made steady progress, increasing their market share in the onshore petrochemical industry.
▪ Clark was named by police as they launched a manhunt following the bloodbath in the market town of Melksham, Wilts.
▪ Travel has been easier than in the upper course valleys and so a few villages have grown to become market towns.
▪ Roots may just be retained in small market towns like Grantham, Selby and Chipping Norton, in spite of the tourists.
▪ Louth in Lincolnshire, 16 miles south of Grimsby, is a pleasant little country market town.
▪ Last month more than 400 Hema were massacred in the market town of Blukwa.
▪ Sited ten miles west of Oxford is the small market town of Witney.
▪ For a small firm of solicitors in a market town, conveyancing has accounted for about half of all fee income.
▪ It is surrounded by interesting market towns such as Hexham and Prudhoe which are a pleasure to browse through.
▪ If what I will call the hypothetical cost test is adopted it will come very close to a market value test.
▪ In 1995, the Amex list of 52 new companies had a mean market value of about $ 65 million.
▪ The indemnity only covers market value claims as at the date of exchange.
▪ For bonds and preferred stocks, market values are determined mainly by the credit rating of the company and prevailing interest rates.
▪ It can be drawn up on the basis of historic-cost book values, current-cost book values or market values.
▪ Since the beginning of this week Jaguar's shares have risen by 161p - increasing its stock market value by nearly £300m.
▪ Sale of the land to developers, on the other hand, would be at market value.
▪ This can be very high, for a large company a change in market value of millions of pounds is not unusual.
▪ Even Gorbachev proclaimed the Soviet Unions' interest in participating in the management of the world market economy.
▪ Uranium and thorium entered lay vocabularies even as world markets for them were spawned.
▪ One is the network of the world market and the other is the multinational corporations that operate plants worldwide.
▪ A relatively small withdrawal of oil from the world market in October 1973 was sufficient to precipitate an acute crisis.
▪ Much of our raw materials and our food must be purchased in world markets and imported.
▪ The Soviet Union today is more dependent on the world market, and world resources, not less.
▪ But far more significant is the up-turn in the world market.
▪ There are just two firms which will bid, though the minerals extracted will subsequently be sold on a competitive world market.
▪ Thus, firms entering overseas markets must bear this in mind when introducing new products or services.
▪ Photographs are a good way to enter the fine-art market.
▪ Some companies have entered the market with encouraging propositions, others not.
▪ Axcelis entered the market July 11, spun off from Eaton Corp., a Cleveland manufacturing company.
▪ We shall be entering the single market in the coming year.
▪ If a decision is made to enter the labour market, the next decision concerns how many hours to work.
▪ Although new firms continue to enter the market, most commentators expect the total number of GEMMs to decline further.
▪ Emap Diffusion to grow our copy sales; and Emap Media, selling advertising across markets and across media.
▪ The training of agents is important to indirect selling in overseas markets, particularly if the products are technically complex.
▪ Even these companies are barred from selling to the domestic market.
▪ It is sold in markets or the well-stocked supermarkets such as the Mercadona, near the centre of town.
▪ The joke was that palm trees were being sold on the black market.
▪ Whitbread says the freeholds could be sold when the property market picks up.
▪ In the 128 countries where Roundup is sold, total market share is more than 90 %.
captive market
▪ In the past, manufacturers had a captive market.
▪ Philip Leapor did not have a captive market.
corner the market
▪ The company has cornered 98% of the fried chicken market.
▪ But if the Conservative Party thought that it was cornering the market in citizenship, they were to be quickly disillusioned.
▪ He cornered the market in heroes, as it were.
▪ He may deliberately set out to corner the market, but do so by buying at legitimate market prices.
▪ Most are the product of one extended family-the Jennings-that has cornered the market on Saturday Night Specials.
▪ The girls who had been in since the start of the war had cornered the market in stripes.
▪ Think you've bloody cornered the market in love, don't you?
flood the market
▪ Special sports drinks are now flooding the market.
▪ Already coffee ice creams are flooding the market.
▪ As it is, Mr Botero has been whining that too many of his real works are flooding the market.
▪ Farmers complain about no-one buying their wine and cheap imports flooding the markets.
▪ For one thing poor countries produce similar commodities, and encouraging them to increase their exports has flooded the market.
▪ Is the restaurant flooding the market with lots of cost-saving coupons?
▪ Later, scores of such books would flood the market.
▪ Millions of extra shares will flood the market, but this shouldn't deter investors.
gap in the market
▪ At the time Cook was concentrating on smaller, more select parties which left a gap in the market for larger tours.
▪ Clearly, a gap in the market.
▪ Laura had always been able to identify gaps in the market and fill them.
▪ Part of the skill of successful development is in identifying and satisfying gaps in the market which offer higher than usual returns.
▪ There was a gap in the market which wouldn't last for ever.
mature market/industry
▪ And there are other more mature markets in which our business can be expanded further.
▪ Here on the Island we have a mature market.
▪ It is, rather, a mature market that is in decline.
▪ Price competition Price competition occurs in mature markets, much of it induced by clients.
▪ The propane industry was a mature industry and Mega was primarily a single business company.
on the open market
▪ Berryhill is back on the open market.
▪ HaL is unlikely to sell its chips on the open market.
▪ I hadn't been on the open market for so long.
▪ If the Bank wishes to reduce the money supply it will sell securities through its broker on the open market.
▪ It is likely to be some years before such a product is on the open market.
▪ It will sell the rest on the open market.
▪ Priced on the open market, they would sell for tens and tens of billions of dollars.
▪ They sell bonds on the open market.
play the market
▪ And this is why many growers are choosing to let their grain merchants play the markets for them.
▪ For example: Do Social Security recipients want government playing the market?
▪ The first swap was in December 1983 but the council had not begun to play the market in earnest until late 1987.
▪ The reverse, Adibi said, is true for those whose income is too low to play the market.
price yourself out of the market
saturate the market
▪ Indeed, Clark inked her deal as a wave of Simpson-related titles began saturating the market, with varying success.
the Common Market
the bottom drops/falls out of the market
the single market
▪ Capitalism is based on a belief in the market.
▪ I bet you could have got that cheaper at the market.
▪ I went down to the flower market to get these - aren't they gorgeous?
▪ Japanese cars account for about 30% of the U.S. car market.
▪ The market for Internet-based products has grown dramatically in recent years.
▪ The magazine is aimed at the youth market.
▪ Without research we can't be sure of the size of our market or even who our market is.
▪ You occasionally see eel in the fish market, but it's quite rare these days.
▪ Both countries seem destined to make their mark on the red wine market with cabernet sauvignon and merlot.
▪ Every market is full of people who are looking for products, even when no jobs are being advertised.
▪ If rates go up another percentage point, however, they could seriously dampen the rebounding market.
▪ Many US-owned maquilas claim to be in the market for locally produced materials and components, backward linkages.
▪ September looked set to be a dead month for mortgages, prompting fears of a further collapse in the market.
▪ Sorrel was on duty at her stall on the corner of the flea market, so that was my first port of call.
▪ The technology-heavy Nasdaq market and the Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks were flirting record highs after erasing their early losses.
▪ In addition to the Rentokil name these products are marketed under the brand names Tutor and Albi.
▪ Distributors' sale staff didn't really believe Summit beer would sell and didn't work hard to market the brand.
▪ The company also markets Sound System, a £200 upgrade kit that allows users to speak to their computer.
▪ Another of his companies would test and market mifepristone for potential uses other than early abortion.
▪ Petersburg Times, was loaned by companies seeking to market the technology to law enforcement agencies.
▪ These are marketed under various names, including Rehidrat, Dioralyte and Gluco-lyte, and are available on prescription.
▪ The consolidated operating regions will market under the Verio name in all of their respective markets beginning today.
▪ However, any contemporary rug may be marketed under the name of the traditional group most closely associated with its design.
▪ A more controversial point is the court taking into account the purposes for which the product has been marketed.
▪ Tests must always be carried out in the pack in which the product is to be marketed.
▪ Many improvements were made to the Bank Quay works, and Crosfields' products were marketed throughout the world.
▪ It is good for business, giving private firms new opportunities to market their services.
▪ There also are plans to market the news service on line.
▪ Dean Cowley, formerly in charge of stationery, will now take on marketing services, including advertising and sales promotion.
▪ What you have to begin doing before that happens is to market your services as self-employed people do.
▪ Sales of geophysical data were also maintained and a business venture to market geophysical services to the exploration industry was established.
▪ The pace will pick up because of the marketing of food services and Traxx restaurant.
▪ The Baby Bells face another challenge: whether they can successfully market the service.
▪ The company also markets Sound System, a £200 upgrade kit that allows users to speak to their computer.
▪ VidaMed, based in Menlo Park, California, is marketing the Tuna system in more than 20 countries.
▪ The development of a people-to-people marketing system would quickly become our third business venture.
▪ What is different is the context in which it is being developed, controlled and marketed.
▪ Boston Scientific develops and markets medical devices.
▪ Figure 5.3 is a decision tree for a hypothetical development project to develop and market a new product.
▪ DowElanco will have exclusive rights to develop and market any resulting compounds that can be used in agriculture.
▪ As a result, Quorum will continue to develop and market its cross-platform compatibility products without threat of further legal action.
▪ Suzuki liked the idea at once and set up a new company, Sofmap F Design, to develop and market it.
captive market
▪ In the past, manufacturers had a captive market.
▪ Philip Leapor did not have a captive market.
gap in the market
▪ At the time Cook was concentrating on smaller, more select parties which left a gap in the market for larger tours.
▪ Clearly, a gap in the market.
▪ Laura had always been able to identify gaps in the market and fill them.
▪ Part of the skill of successful development is in identifying and satisfying gaps in the market which offer higher than usual returns.
▪ There was a gap in the market which wouldn't last for ever.
mature market/industry
▪ And there are other more mature markets in which our business can be expanded further.
▪ Here on the Island we have a mature market.
▪ It is, rather, a mature market that is in decline.
▪ Price competition Price competition occurs in mature markets, much of it induced by clients.
▪ The propane industry was a mature industry and Mega was primarily a single business company.
on the open market
▪ Berryhill is back on the open market.
▪ HaL is unlikely to sell its chips on the open market.
▪ I hadn't been on the open market for so long.
▪ If the Bank wishes to reduce the money supply it will sell securities through its broker on the open market.
▪ It is likely to be some years before such a product is on the open market.
▪ It will sell the rest on the open market.
▪ Priced on the open market, they would sell for tens and tens of billions of dollars.
▪ They sell bonds on the open market.
the Common Market
the bottom drops/falls out of the market
the single market
▪ In order to market a product well, you need to be aware of public demand.
▪ Most turkeys are marketed at a young age.
▪ The company has exclusive European rights to market the new software.
▪ The toy is marketed for children aged 2 to 6.
▪ But about 20 percent to 30 percent of all fresh-cut produce goes bad while being shipped and marketed, Watada said.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Market \Mar"ket\, n. [Akin to D. markt, OHG. mark[=a]t, merk[=a]t, G. markt; all fr.L. mercatus trade, market place, fr. mercari, p. p. mercatus, to trade, traffic, merx, mercis, ware, merchandise, prob. akin to merere to deserve, gain, acquire: cf. F. march['e]. See Merit, and cf. Merchant, Mart.]

  1. A meeting together of people, at a stated time and place, for the purpose of buying and selling (as cattle, provisions, wares, etc.) by private purchase and sale, and not by auction; as, a market is held in the town every week; a farmers' market.

    He is wit's peddler; and retails his wares At wakes, and wassails, meetings, markets, fairs.

    Three women and a goose make a market.
    --Old Saying.

  2. A public place (as an open space in a town) or a large building, where a market is held; a market place or market house; esp., a place where provisions are sold.

    There is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool.
    --John v. 2.

  3. An opportunity for selling or buying anything; demand, as shown by price offered or obtainable; as, to find a market for one's wares; there is no market for woolen cloths in that region; India is a market for English goods; there are none for sale on the market; the best price on the market.

    There is a third thing to be considered: how a market can be created for produce, or how production can be limited to the capacities of the market.
    --J. S. Mill.

  4. Exchange, or purchase and sale; traffic; as, a dull market; a slow market.

  5. The price for which a thing is sold in a market; market price. Hence: Value; worth.

    What is a man If his chief good and market of his time Be but to sleep and feed?

  6. (Eng. Law) The privelege granted to a town of having a public market.

  7. A specified group of potential buyers, or a region in which goods may be sold; a town, region, or country, where the demand exists; as, the under-30 market; the New Jersey market.

    Note: Market is often used adjectively, or in forming compounds of obvious meaning; as, market basket, market day, market folk, market house, marketman, market place, market price, market rate, market wagon, market woman, and the like.

    Market beater, a swaggering bully; a noisy braggart. [Obs.]

    Market bell, a bell rung to give notice that buying and selling in a market may begin. [Eng.]

    Market cross, a cross set up where a market is held.

    Market garden, a garden in which vegetables are raised for market.

    Market gardening, the raising of vegetables for market.

    Market place, an open square or place in a town where markets or public sales are held.

    Market town, a town that has the privilege of a stated public market.


Market \Mar"ket\, v. t. To expose for sale in a market; to traffic in; to sell in a market, and in an extended sense, to sell in any manner; as, most of the farmes have marketed their crops.

Industrious merchants meet, and market there The world's collected wealth.


Market \Mar"ket\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Marketed; p. pr. & vb. n. Marketing.] To deal in a market; to buy or sell; to make bargains for provisions or goods.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 12c., "a meeting at a fixed time for buying and selling livestock and provisions," from Old North French market "marketplace, trade, commerce" (Old French marchiet, Modern French marché), from Latin mercatus "trading, buying and selling, trade, market" (source of Italian mercato, Spanish mercado, Dutch markt, German Markt), from past participle of mercari "to trade, deal in, buy," from merx (genitive mercis) "wares, merchandise," from Italic root *merk-, possibly from Etruscan, referring to various aspects of economics. Meaning "public building or space where markets are held" first attested mid-13c. Sense of "sales, as controlled by supply and demand" is from 1680s. Market value (1690s) first attested in writings of John Locke. Market economy is from 1948; market research is from 1921.


1630s, from market (n.). Related: Marketed; marketing.


n. city square or other fairly spacious site where traders set up stalls and buyers browse the merchandise. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To make (products or services) available for sale and promote them. 2 (context transitive English) To sell 3 (context intransitive English) To deal in a market; to buy or sell; to make bargains for provisions or goods.

  1. n. the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold; "without competition there would be no market"; "they were driven from the marketplace" [syn: marketplace]

  2. the securities markets in the aggregate; "the market always frustrates the small investor" [syn: securities industry]

  3. the customers for a particular product or service; "before they publish any book they try to determine the size of the market for it"

  4. a marketplace where groceries are sold; "the grocery store included a meat market" [syn: grocery store, grocery, food market]

  1. v. engage in the commercial promotion, sale, or distribution of; "The company is marketing its new line of beauty products"

  2. buy household supplies; "We go marketing every Saturday"

  3. deal in a market

  4. make commercial; "Some Amish people have commercialized their way of life" [syn: commercialize, commercialise]

Market (2003 film)

Market is a 2003 film directed by Jay Prakash and starring Manisha Koirala. The film follows the story of Muskaan Bano (Manisha Koirala) from her life in Indian brothels after being sold there by her Arab husband to her attempts at revenge later in life. The film garnered a decent opening and was a surprise success of the year. It was declared "average" at the box office.

Market (place)

A market, or marketplace, is a location where people regularly gather for the purchase and sale of provisions, livestock, and other goods. In different parts of the world it may be referred to as a souk (from the Arabic), bazaar (from the Persian), a fixed mercado ( Spanish), or itinerant tianguis ( Mexico), or palengke ( Philippines). Some markets operate on most days; others may be held once a week, or on less frequent specified days.


Märket ("The Mark", ) is a small uninhabited skerry in the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Finland (in the area of the autonomous Åland Islands), which has been divided between two sovereignties since the Treaty of Fredrikshamn of 1809 defined the border between Sweden and the Russian Empire as going through the middle of the island. The westernmost land point of Finland is on Märket. The Finnish side of the island is part of the Municipality of Hammarland. The Swedish part of the island is itself divided by two counties of Sweden: Uppsala County ( Östhammar Municipality) and Stockholm County ( Norrtälje Municipality).

Market (economics)

A market is one of the many varieties of systems, institutions, procedures, social relations and infrastructures whereby parties engage in exchange. While parties may exchange goods and services by barter, most markets rely on sellers offering their goods or services (including labor) in exchange for money from buyers. It can be said that a market is the process by which the prices of goods and services are established. Markets facilitate trade and enables the distribution and allocation of resources in a society. Markets allow any trade-able item to be evaluated and priced. A market emerges more or less spontaneously or may be constructed deliberately by human interaction in order to enable the exchange of rights (cf. ownership) of services and goods.

Markets can differ by products (goods, services) or factors (labour and capital) sold, product differentiation, place in which exchanges are carried, buyers targeted, duration, selling process, government regulation, taxes, subsidies, minimum wages, price ceilings, legality of exchange, liquidity, intensity of speculation, size, concentration, information asymmetry, relative prices, volatility and geographic extension. The geographic boundaries of a market may vary considerably, for example the food market in a single building, the real estate market in a local city, the consumer market in an entire country, or the economy of an international trade bloc where the same rules apply throughout. Markets can also be worldwide, for example the global diamond trade. National economies can be classified, for example as developed markets or developing markets.

In mainstream economics, the concept of a market is any structure that allows buyers and sellers to exchange any type of goods, services and information. The exchange of goods or services, with or without money, is a transaction. Market participants consist of all the buyers and sellers of a good who influence its price, which is a major topic of study of economics and has given rise to several theories and models concerning the basic market forces of supply and demand. A major topic of debate is how much a given market can be considered to be a " free market", that is free from government intervention. Microeconomics traditionally focuses on the study of market structure and the efficiency of market equilibrium, when the latter (if it exists) is not efficient, then economists say that a market failure has occurred. However it is not always clear how the allocation of resources can be improved since there is always the possibility of government failure.


market is a place where we can purchase or sales any products or services.

  • Market (economics)
  • Market (place), a physical marketplace or public market
  • Market economy
  • Märket, an island shared by Finland and Sweden
Market (1965 film)

Market ( 시장 - Shijang) is a 1965 South Korean film directed by Lee Man-hee. It was awarded Best Film at the Blue Dragon Film Awards.

Market (Cambridge electoral ward)

Market ward is an electoral ward within Cambridge City Council, to which it elects 3 councillors.

Usage examples of "market".

But even if the market falls and some of the acceptors break, the banks will have to pay up.

The valley wanted to get everything to market in one generation, indifferent to the fate of those who should come after-the passes through the mountains being choked by cars carrying to the coasts crops from increasing acreage of declining productivity or the products of swiftly disappearing forests or the output of mines that must soon be exhausted.

Japanese had discovered, as had the British many years before them, that mainland China constituted an almost unlimited market for addictive drugs.

Typically, this requires running the same advertisement in different markets to determine the strength of the market and the message.

Full run-refers to an advertisement that runs in all of the markets of a particular medium.

So advertisers will use cable to augment a marketing program, not as a primary means of producing results.

Guide to Advertising, Marketing and Promoting Your Business by PHILIP R.

A marketing plan incorporates the methods of advertising, sales promotion, merchandising and public relations.

After we examined the advertising, sales promotion, public relations and direct marketing, we discovered that nowhere in their communication was anything that offered the customers comfort, excitement and innovation.

The way that extreme service works k best exemplified by a story that has been circulating in advertising and marketing circles for years.

Their reports include everything from retail newspaper advertising to casino advertising to airline advertising to insurance marketing.

Cable television has grown so fast and so furiously that it is now a staple in the marketing and advertising plans for both local and national advertisers.

Frequency: the number of times the target market has the opportunity to witness your advertising message during a defined period of time.

Some more pointers about billboard advertising Before you make a decision to use billboard advertising in marketing your business, make sure you can create a message that is powerful and can be perceived in three seconds.

Infornercial marketing is, perhaps, the most exciting form of direct response advertising, with the possible exception of the Internet.