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Normal course issuer bid (NCIB)

Definition:

Refers to a company's intention of buying back its own outstanding shares from the markets. It is subject to regulatory approval. The buying is usually spread over an extended period of time. It is often the case that acompanies do not carry through on their stated intentions in terms of the amount that they intend to buy.

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Oligopoly

A Market characterized by a small number of producers who often act together to control the supply of a particular good and its market price.

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