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FINANCIAL DICTIONARY & GLOSSARY: STR
line method of depreciation - charges an equal sum each year,
calculated by dividing the original cost by the number of years of
expected useful life.
strike price - see exercise price.
structural surplus or deficit - the result of deliberate government policy: an increase or decrease of spending or taxation.
structural unemployment - occurs when the skills of available workers do not match the jobs vacant.
subsidiary - a company partly or wholly owned by a holding company or a parent company.
subsidy - money given to producers who are unable to produce at market price, or who provide services that are socially necessary but unprofitable.
subsistence wages - the minimum that allows workers to buy food, clothes, and shelter, but no more.
substitution effect of higher prices - consumers substitute other goods for those whose prices have risen.
substitution effect of higher wages - means that people are tempted to work longer hours.
supplier - any person or business that sells materials or goods or other resources to producers of goods or services.
supply - the willingness and ability to offer goods and services for sale.
supply-side theory - belief that economic policy should concentrate on aggregate supply (or potential output).
surplus - an excess of income over expenditure, or something left over and not required.
sustainable growth - increase in real per capita income, GNP, etc. (i.e. growth that does not generate inflation).
syndicates - sec Lloyd's.
synergy - the working together of two companies, etc. to produce an effect that is greater than the sum of their individuel effects.
takeover - the acquisition of one company by another.
takeover bid - the attempt to gain control of a company by offering to buy its shares at a higher price than the market price during a limited period.
target - a goal or result aimed at.
target pricing - setting a price to meet a target rate of return on total costs at an estimated sales volume.
tariff - a tax charged on imports.
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