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(of a business or industrial process) requiring the investment of large sums of money.
- ‘Part of the reason is that government policies favor investment in capital-intensive industries such as mining and oil while neglecting job-generating sectors like tourism and agriculture.’
- ‘Adding value to farm commodities usually requires building capital-intensive processing plants, and that means sizable investments by producers.’
- ‘Any communications business that relies on capital-intensive installed infrastructure is potentially at risk because of the relentless pace of Moore's Law.’
- ‘Finally, China went up the manufacturing value curve by going for high-tech and capital-intensive industries like ferrous metals, automobiles and petroleum.’
- ‘Now, despite legal restrictions on capital-intensive investment, chipmakers and designers are making the leap, too.’
- ‘Unlike graphic design, her new business is capital-intensive and requires management of inventory, fulfillment, and manufacturing.’
- ‘Mechanization in turn meant more capital investment, and capital-intensive industries required the presence of workers all the year round.’
- ‘By the same token, some analysts contend that focusing on cash flow from operations penalizes profitable and fast-growing but capital-intensive businesses.’
- ‘Also, I'm not clear as to why focusing on operating cash flow penalizes capital-intensive businesses.’
- ‘First of all, the ratio is really only useful when you are looking at capital-intensive businesses or financial businesses with plenty of assets on the books.’
- ‘The industry is so capital-intensive that if someone has access to cheap financing, it can sell products at much lower prices, he said.’
- ‘They're very different businesses after all, with the application business being innovation-intensive and the infrastructure business being capital-intensive.’
- ‘For such capital-intensive industries, relocation decisions are more difficult and costly and they are likely to impact firm profitability over a much longer period than for other businesses.’
- ‘The industries most highly encouraged in Malaysia are the high-technology, capital-intensive industries, which do not require much labour.’
- ‘Search-based, targeted advertising helped make e-tailing a much less capital-intensive, risky business.’
- ‘In an age in which billions would starve if not for the use of artificial fertilizers in capital-intensive agriculture, the left blathers on about small-scale organic farming.’
- ‘Such co-operation (often leading to formal consolidation) is a natural free market development in capital-intensive industries.’
- ‘In what is such a capital-intensive business, Tesco invariably pays a price for its expansion and development programmes.’
- ‘It remains, however, a capital-intensive business with limited top-line revenue growth.’
- ‘Traditionally, the company prefers to leave the capital-intensive bottling and distribution business to independent partners.’
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