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loss-making

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishloss-makingˈloss-ˌmaking adjective [only before noun] especially British English 🔊 🔊 a loss-making product or business does not make any money opp profit-making, profitable 🔊 The company has sold many of its loss-making businesses to cut debts.
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loss-makingIt sees restructuring of Urenco as the means to convert a loss-making business into one with potential for growth and profit.Imports are likely to grow as loss-making capacity is reduced.The review of loss-making divisions is to continue, notably the Netherlends Westvries subsidiary which lost £394,000 last year.Commentators noted the burden this would place on inefficient, loss-making enterprises.These muffle market signals and keep too many loss-making factories in business.To add to Sears' woes another £82 million went on getting rid of its loss-making menswear arm, which included Fosters.Chiluba pledged to reduce spending on the security forces and to privatize loss-making parastatal organizations.Minority interests A parent undertaking owns 100% of the ordinary shares in a loss-making subsidiary with negative net assets.
From Longman Business Dictionaryloss-makingˈloss-ˌmaking adjectiveFINANCE a loss-making product or business activity is one that does not make a profitLoss-making, state-owned businesses will be sold off.loss-maker noun [countable]The plant has long been a loss-maker for Volvo.
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