An increase in customer complaints could signal a decline in business.
But a new survey of marketers across Asia has found that the majority expect their ad budgets to shrink next year, with a quarter expecting a decline of more than 20% from this year.
On Thursday, gold posted its largest weekly loss in 25 years, while oil and base metal prices extended falls on fears of a decline in global demand if the United States slips into recession.
A non-Muslim Chinese friend of mine said that it was strange that covering up had become a big deal when exposing one's flesh, which to her speaks of a decline in morality, is now widely accepted, especially among youths.
Almost half of divorces occur within the first seven years of marriage, according to national census data, and many of these "early exiters"report a decline in "bliss"right after marriage.
At some point, a decline in bond prices can even become self-reinforcing, as the subsequent disinvestment weakens the borrower's credit and leads to further bond price declines, until the company is eventually forced into bankruptcy.
He was only once crossed, and that was towards the end, when my poor father was far gone in a decline that took him off.
Hong Kong dollar narrow money experienced negative year-on-year growth in the first quarter of 2001, along with a decline in demand deposits, which probably reflected lower transactions demand for money alongside corrections in the stock market.
I can't say that for Real as I see them on a decline but Milan is definitely on the up!
Again, most other respondents expected FDI levels to remain the same, and only a few foresaw a decline.