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A2V 281 ETAM, the fashion retailer, saw its profits before property income rise by 10.3 per cent to £6.3m in the six months to 12 August.

A62 414 Similarly, readers of lowbrow papers were relatively ill-informed about polls before the campaign but caught up on highbrow readers later: the effect of reading a highbrow paper declined from 33 per cent in the Pre-Campaign Wave to only 15 per cent in the closing stages of the campaign.

A6A 944 The agent takes 15 per cent of the band's earnings which has nothing to do with the band's costs.

AB6 893 More than 80 per cent of the country would revert to lagoons and salt marsh if the sea defeated the country's vigilant engineers.

ADD 920 With characteristic phraseology, he alleged that eighty per cent of Soviet leaders were Jews, that the former leaders of the Bavarian Räterepublik , the Spartakus League, and the Communist Party, had been Jews, and that the Jews were now plotting to plunge the whole of Europe into ‘Bolshevik chaos’.

AKL 40 British-made goods were hit particularly hard, accounting for only 1,815,670 of the 2,863,302 articles hallmarked — a drop of 14.1 per cent.

ALW 18 At Shell Chemicals UK (which employs 920 workers, 122 of whom are women) over the past three years women have accounted for 42 per cent of the intake into chemical marketing and 25 per cent of the manufacturing intake.

AM4 960 Power station NOx pollution (32 per cent of the total) fell from 859,000 to 792,000 tonnes between 1978 and 1988, while emissions by traffic increased from 886,000 tonnes in 1977 to 1.11 million in 1988 (45 per cent).

B2C 806 Skull and mandible breakage is also higher in the fledglings' pellets: 22–25 per cent in the pellets from the adults compared with 31–72 per cent for the fledglings.

B2C 1393 The kestrel and hen harrier produce similar levels of breakage (7–11 per cent: Table 3.11) and the mammalian carnivores very much higher, with up to 65 per cent of the molars broken and up to 88 per cent of the incisors.

BM1 265 They vary in their estimates of how many patients might trace some or all of their symptoms to food, but most come up with a figure of 20–30 per cent.

CBC 1863 Reductions of between 30 and 50 per cent on Ally Capellino and Hearts of Oak lines, and men's and children's clothes.

CD0 282 If your customer becomes insolvent or for some other claimable reason doesn't pay, what your insurance company settles with you when you claim is not 100 per cent of your loss but usually more like 80 per cent— the balance of the loss is still yours.

CGT 1779 There is about an 80 per cent improvement rate after a relatively short course of treatment (eight to ten weeks).

CHS 1750 Generally speaking, around 80 per cent of companies sending employees to work in Britain base their relocation compensation packages on rented accommodation; the remaining 20 per cent allow employees to buy property in Britain.

CKP 803 The most rapid decline in employment among elderly people has come about since the Second World War, with the proportion of men over 65 in employment falling from 30 per cent to 10 per cent between 1951 and 1981, although, because of a rise in married women's employment, the proportion of the female population over 60 in employment was about the same in 1981 (8 per cent) as in 1951.

CN9 80 Since 1945, Britain's record has been consistently better than that which she achieved in the interwar years — an average of 20 per cent of GDP as compared with 11 per cent[Matthews et al.,1982].

EAX 1019 In the iron and steel industry for example subcontractors not only employ a greater proportion of older workers but the gap between their working hours and those in parent companies lengthened from 2 per cent to 14 per cent between 1960 and 1978.

EDC 167 Following several reminders, the final response rates were 91 per cent(29 out of 32) for probation officers, 58 per cent (49 out of 84) for social workers, and 46 per cent (81 out of 177) for GPs.

EDK 1276 In 1987, 31 per cent of conceptions outside marriage in the North-West were terminated by legal abortion, compared with 45 per cent in the South-East.

EF5 457 40 per cent of motorists now use lead-free petrol, compared with 3 per cent in 1989.

FA0 152 The shift from manufacturing to service industries has been even more marked in terms of jobs: in 1950 manufacturing employed 35 per cent of the total in civil employment but this had fallen to 26 per cent by 1981; at the same time, jobs in the service sector rose from 47 per cent to 60 per cent of total employment.

FAF 1068 In the North-West, for example, those employed by the Civil Service constitute 1.7 per cent of the civilian workforce (ibid.).

FP9 1061 The market here is probably around 500,000 holidays a year (5 per cent of the total volume of holidays).

G20 643 If the ‘yes’ votes and the abstentions add up to 50 per cent or more of those eligible to vote, then all those who voted ‘yes’and all those who abstained will become tenants of the new landlord, their tenancies changing from secure to assured.

G33 1832 Paranapanema, a mining company which accounts for 60 per cent of the country's mineral exports, is trying to gain control over all the gold mines in the Yanomami territory, and dozens of other companies are seeking mining concessions.

G3L 412 For example, in the election of February 1974, the Liberals with over half of the votes of the Conservative and Labour Parties only secured 14 seats instead of the 122 to which they were proportionately "entitled" , and in the 1983 election the Liberal-SDP Alliance secured 26 per cent of the vote but only 23 seats whereas the Labour Party with only 2.2 per cent more of the vote won 209 seats.

GX7 75 Anadarko, which is a US company, has a 50 per cent share in the blocks, while Maersk, which is based in Denmark, holds the remaining 25 per cent.

H91 258 Under the terms of this Policy, Britain, which Possessed 60 per cent of EEC fish stocks, was allocated a quota which reduced its share to 30 per cent.

HC3 55 Turnover was up 10 per cent, to £1.5 billion, with 19,000 employees currently undergoing formal training — another record figure.

HKU 2214 (Fuel prices, however, were in February increased by between 16 and 20.5 per cent.)

HL1 1394 The Communist Party came third with 14 per cent of the vote, but won the largest number (24 per cent) of mayorships.

HL1 1901 In another development the LDC also proposed extending its remit to control the disposal of waste into the sea directly from land — the source of 80 per cent of marine waste.

HL2 1319 However, the overall left-right balance within the Folketing remained virtually unaltered since the gains by the SD were mostly at the expense of the Socialist People's Party (SF) on the left, and the losses of the coalition parties were balanced by gains of 4.0 per cent and seven seats by the Liberals (Venstre — Lib.).

HL9 139 — cutting US strategic weapons by about 25 per cent, from about 12,000 war-heads to 9,000;

HLB 5126 By the end of 1990 it stood at 121 per cent, and the aim of reducing this to less than 70 per cent in 1991 appeared to be succeeding as the inflation rate for the first five months of the year was 38.9 per cent , compared with 84.5 per cent in the corresponding period in 1990.

HLE 1175 The opposition Authentic Radical Liberal Party (PRLA) won 27 per cent of the vote and 57 Assembly seats, the Constitution For All (CPT) coalition 11 per cent and 16 seats, the Revolutionary Febrerista Party (PRF) 1.3 per cent and one seat and the Christian Democrat Party (PDC) 0.8 per cent and one seat.

HLH 64 The UNP — led by Chung Ju Yung, the founder of the Hyundai group, the country's second-largest industrial conglomerate — secured 31 seats (24 in direct voting and seven in the national constituency) after a vigorous, centrist, pro-business campaign, which attacked the economic record of the Roh government, and in particular its inability to reduce inflation, currently running at an annualized rate of approximately 10 per cent.

HLM 1923 The 1993 draft budget, approved by the Cabinet on July 1, provided for a nominal increase of 2.5 per cent in total expenditure to DM435,650 million.

HTV 231 The list includes columbium, sheet mica, strontium (100 per cent); manganese, cobalt, tantalum, chromium (90 per cent plus); asbestos, aluminium, fluorine, bismuth, platinum (80 per cent plus); and tin, mercury, nickel (70 per cent plus).

HXT 428 By the end of the century women will make up 45 per cent of the total civilian labour force.

J36 522 Traffic now accounts for 51 per cent of total nitrogen oxide emissions, compared to 31 per cent in 1980.

J3C 309 Worst affected sectors were water and sanitation, with a 43 per cent failure rate, followed by agriculture (42 per cent).

J52 1730 Different animals may spend 99 per cent of their time in water, 98 per cent, 97 per cent , and so on all the way to 0 per cent .

JNK 498 Qualifications for the per cent club, which was launched by the Prince of Wales in nineteen eighty six, is the contribution of no less than half a per cent of pre-tax, U K profits, or one per cent of dividends to the community.

K51 117 ‘He told us other rises throughout the country have averaged around 50 per cent.’

K5H 1637 The main boost for those groups will come from the reduction in the rate of ACT on dividends from 25 per cent now to 22.5 per cent next year and 20 per cent in the 1994-95 tax year.

K5M 3868 They will still get relief at 25 per cent.

K8W 1501 Under the new arrangements there would be an ‘intermediaries offer’ to increase the distribution of new shares by giving private clients priority when they applied for the 25 per cent of the issue that is not distributed by the sponsor in a placing.

K97 9726 If prices were cut by 50 per cent, then employers in shops etc would have to cut workers' wages by 50 per cent in order to stay in business.