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Entries starting with R

R&DResearch and development. Separate function within a company focussed on the creation and improvement of products and processes, based on...
R&D tax creditsGenerally, enhanced deductions on research and development (R&D) are available in respect of qualifying revenue R&D expenditure....
R-squaredIn statistics, R-squared (R2), or the coefficient of determination, is a widely used measure of a model (regression) performance against...
race to the bottomThe situation in which companies and countries try to compete with each other by cutting wages and living standards for workers, and the...
rack rateThe standard price that a hotel charges for a room, before any discounts.
rack rentAn amount of money for renting a house, office etc that is not fixed or controlled by law, but is agreed between the person owning the...
racketA dishonest or illegal way of obtaining money.
racketeerSomeone who is part of an organization involved in getting money illegally.
raidAn occasion when someone suddenly buys a lot of shares in a company, usually as part of an attempt to take control of it.
raiderA hostile takeover scenario in which a corporate or individual investor begins to build up a stake in a target company with the ultimate aim...
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