react


react
react re‧act [riˈækt] verb [intransitive]
FINANCE to start rising or falling in price, level etc because of something that has happened or that has been said:
react to

• The stock market reacted favorably to the announcement.

• Oil prices reacted only mildly to news of the cut in Saudi production.

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react UK US /riˈækt/ verb [I]
if prices or markets react, their levels rise or fall as a direct result of something that happens: react to sth »

How did bank share prices react to last year's financial results?

react badly/favourably/positively »

The market reacted positively to last week's news of the £53.7m bid.

react with sth »

The shares reacted with a 22p fall to 684p.

to behave in a particular way as a direct result of something else: »

react calmly/cautiously

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react quickly/strongly

react to sth »

The union reacted angrily to the threat of job losses.

react by doing sth »

China has reacted to reports of unsafe products by cracking down on its own manufacturers.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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