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Synonyms for skittishness

characterized by nervousness and quickness to take fright


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In his keynote speech to the International Investment Forum of the 17th China International Fair for Investment and Trade in Xiamen, China, Kituyi said skittishness about the investment environment means that US$ 6 trillion remains idle on corporate balance sheets.
When its price rises, it is a sign of skittishness about economic health, the dollar's value and inflation.
Among the topics discussed at the forum today were economic expectations and forecasts in view of the current economic uncertainties engulfing many world markets, and investor skittishness investing in euro-dominated economies because of the shakiness of the status of the euro.
Instead, they lurk secretively in nasty-thick cover, nursing their scheming personalities that combine skittishness and paranoia with unpredictability and a hair-trigger flight mechanism.
The evidence can be found in the number of young volunteers helping the flood-devastated town of Krymsk, and in the skittishness of some Russian officials about such volunteers.
A formidable wall of debt maturities and new money requirements over the next five years or so (which Standard & Poor's estimate at $43 trillion to $46 trillion), along with a volatile geopolitical climate that is causing skittishness in financial markets, poses downside risk of a perfect storm for global credit markets.
Traders' skittishness towards the euro was visible in the options markets, where one-month euro/dollar implied volatility was last around 10.
While there was a sKittishness to the songs and sKetches that drew laughter, it was only the freedom of an improvised scene that brought this show to life.
Ultimately," she said, "when people get a better understanding of what these technologies do and see a usefulness that counterbalances their skittishness, adoption will start.
She seems almost too mature for the part, failing to project the character's skittishness and vulnerability.
There is a lot of skittishness about guarding these industries.
Chris Beauchamp, market analyst at IG Index, said: "It is looking as if all the wooing in the world will not succeed in pushing the FTSE higher from here, and growing skittishness regarding the rally suggests that a major turn in sentiment might well be on its way.
Investor skittishness over recent government changes in Greece, Italy and Spain -- and the social unrest that accompanied them -- are contributing to this slowdown.
But when he was required to dig in yesterday, as at Derby for the Lions against the same opponents, he displayed none of the skittishness which might be expected of a batsman more recently attuned to Twenty20 cricket.
And foreign investors seem to be displaying skittishness about their holdings of Treasury debt.