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.
* * *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 quickly/stronglyreact 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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