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The players have a useful but clearly subsidiary role. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She also neatly essays a couple of subsidiary male roles. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Its overseas subsidiaries were not covered by the filing. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is an alternative method of obtaining debt capital for a foreign subsidiary without sending funds abroad. International Finance: The markets and financial management of multinational business. (1983)The holding company will report the accounting results of these subsidiary companies as part of the accounting results for the group of companies. Collins Dictionary of Economics (1993)He also has an American subsidiary that he visits one week in six. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Tata bosses said they are in it for the long run with their British subsidiaries. The Sun (2009)Santander is widely expected to spin off its British subsidiary to raise cash. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Its main subsidiary there collects cash from Britain and many other territories. Times, Sunday Times (2015)America's multinationals have built up huge cash in overseas subsidiaries running to tens of billions of dollars. Times, Sunday Times (2014)At the heart of the issue is the status of overseas subsidiaries that may be holding cash or intellectual property rights for a company. Times, Sunday Times (2010)On capital, banks will be able to count as capital some of the equity held by minority shareholders in overseas subsidiaries. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And that is bad news for thousands of workers at their British subsidiary Vauxhall. The Sun (2009)In the case of groups of companies, each subsidiary company would be required to have its own two-tier board. After Thatcher (1989)The Chancellor threw a bone to big multinationals yesterday, promising to end the taxation of profits earned by overseas subsidiaries. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They profit both from holding stock in subsidiaries overseas and by engaging in investment banking, that is, borrowing and investing. International Finance: The markets and financial management of multinational business. (1983)Rights to Windows software and other inventions are sold to foreign subsidiaries, which then receive bumper royalty and licensing fees from end users. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The parent company was English and subsidiary companies were based in the USA. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It follows a February ruling that profits of foreign subsidiaries would NOT be subject to tax. The Sun (2012)The U. S. bank then instructs one of its foreign subsidiaries to lend foreign currency to a subsidiary of the parent that made the deposit. International Finance: The markets and financial management of multinational business. (1983)
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British English: subsidiary /səbˈsɪdɪərɪ/ NOUN
A subsidiary is a company which is part of a larger and more important company.
...British Asia Airways, a subsidiary of British Airways.
- American English: subsidiary
- Arabic: شَرِكَةٌ تَابِعَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: subsidiária
- Chinese: 子公司
- Croatian: podružnica
- Czech: dceřiná společnost
- Danish: datterselskab
- Dutch: dochtermaatschappij
- European Spanish: filial
- Finnish: tytäryhtiö
- French: filiale
- German: Tochtergesellschaft
- Greek: θυγατρική εταιρεία
- Italian: consociata
- Japanese: 子会社
- Korean: 자회사
- Norwegian: datterselskap
- Polish: pomocnik
- European Portuguese: subsidiária
- Romanian: subsidiar
- Russian: дочерняя компания
- Spanish: filial
- Swedish: dotterbolag
- Thai: บริษัทสาขา
- Turkish: yan destek
- Ukrainian: дочірня компанія
- Vietnamese: công ty con
British English: subsidiary ADJECTIVE
If something is subsidiary, it is less important than something else with which it is connected.
The economics ministry has increasingly played a subsidiary role to the finance ministry.
Definition of subsidiary from the Collins English Dictionary
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