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  1. slowdown, lag, retardationnoun

    the act of slowing down or falling behind


  1. slowdownnoun

    A reduction in speed, or a decrease in the level of production etc


  1. Slowdown

    A slowdown is an industrial action in which employees perform their duties but seek to reduce productivity or efficiency in their performance of these duties. A slowdown may be used as either a prelude or an alternative to a strike, as it is seen as less disruptive as well as less risky and costly for workers and their union. Striking workers usually go unpaid and risk being replaced, so a slowdown is seen as a way to put pressure on management while avoiding these outcomes. Other times slowdowns are accompanied by intentional sabotage on the part of workers to provide further disruption. Nonetheless, workers participating in a slowdown are often punished, sometimes by firing and other times by law. At Ford's plant in Dagenham, UK, during the 1970s, workers introduced a slowdown after Ford management increased the production line speed from 18 to 21 feet per minute. This was a second speed increase and workers felt that this was unfair. After a slowdown by production line staff, Ford management reduced the line speed back to 18 feet per minute. In July 2011, Qantas engineers introduced an unusual slowdown where right-handed engineers used only their left hands to operate essential tools.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of slowdown in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of slowdown in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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  1. Daiju Aoki:

    This is a result of the Kumamoto earthquakes, but China's economic slowdown is also having a negative impact, capex fell in the first quarter. The second quarter looks weak and this could extend into the third quarter. This will affect the size of government stimulus and monetary easing.

  2. Pandu Sjahrir:

    The Chinese slowdown is worse than we thought, india and Japan have improved. The problem is that China overpowers everyone else.

  3. Lee Hopley:

    Overall, UK factories send only a small proportion of their goods to Chinese customers, but a sharper slowdown would also see a halt to growth in export sales through supply chains in Europe, the more widespread impact, at least in the near term, is likely to be the knock to already delicate confidence levels. Time will tell whether this takes a further toll on growth across the sector.

  4. Erwin Mayr:

    I expect the positive trend to continue in 2016, although the slowdown in China could reduce Chinese demand for imported European products containing aluminium.

  5. Angus Nicholson:

    Global markets are in panic mode as the full scale of China's slowdown becomes clearer, the word on everyone's lips is deflation - poison for equity markets. The phenomenal six-year bull market may finally meet its match in China-induced global deflation.

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