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Export orders fell further below par, with a balance of 51% of firms reporting export order books below normal, which is the lowest since October 1998 (minus 55%), although it was equalled in November 1998 (-51%).
A THIS is an example of a contronym or antagonym - a word or phrase with different meanings which contradict each other - but I have been unable to find out why below par came to have two such opposing meanings.
We were below par bowling, we were below par fielding as we were below par batting.
I think on the courses we play, Mel should be below par, and I don't expect her to be over par at all,'' Molocek said.
The MMFs dropped below par late November on reports that Enron was near collapse.
The Crues put in a below par performance against Joe McAree's side and were lucky to survive to earn a replay at Stangmore Park on Tuesday night.
The Musgrave SuperValu-Centra chain, with some 500 outlets across the Republic, has dismissed the Tesco claim as hype, and accused it of issuing "exaggerated statements about price cuts to try to win back shoppers" and rescue what it calls "a below par sales performance".
Company may use up to $100 million in cash to retire term loans below par
CBI's panel chairman Judith McKenna said it was notable that sales volumes were below par for the festive season and that ongoing economic fragility was maintaining the squeeze on household incomes.
Falcao showed Chelsea what might have been as the former target took advantage of some inept defending and tactical naivety to plunder a first-half treble, with Miranda piling on the misery "We played below par.
22 March 2012 - US diversified financial services holding company Capital One Financial Corp (NYSE:COF) yesterday issued three-year notes below par, at 99.
However, the black level response is below par, leaving dark scenes looking an unwanted shade of grey.