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benchmark

(bench′mark″)
1. A criterion of quality or service in health care, usually expressed as a measurable standard.
2. A reference standard or basis for comparison that serves as a definition of a norm.

benchmark

a point of reference about which comparisons can be made.
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He said: "The Business Link Benchmark Index enables successful businesses to stay ahead of the competition.
The 64 companies listed on Abu Dhabi's benchmark index are trading at about 18 times reported earnings, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
13 December 2010 - The Oslo bourse benchmark index OSEBX is likely to rise to 500 points in 2011, Steinar Juel, head economist with Nordea told for a survey of Norwegian news source HegnarOnline, published on Sunday.
In addition, through the Benchmark Index web-based portal, SMEs may access a self-assessment tool enabling them to perform a 'health check'.
3 percent improvement against the benchmark index, states Eva Halvarsson, CEO of the Second Swedish National Pension Fund/AP2.
By: Yasmine Samra CAIRO - April 10, 2017: The Egyptian Exchange extended its mixed performance Monday, with the benchmark index (EGX30) closing in the red for a third consecutive session negatively affected by selling pressures from local and Arab traders.
On 2 February, the Egyptian exchange's benchmark index EGX-30 climbed up to over 10,000 points, a first in over six years.
a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, announced today an agreement to launch a new Green Bond Index, expanding on their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) fixed income benchmark index family launched in June 2013.
A benchmark index of the Indian equities market closed Wednesday's trade in red, falling 109 points or 0.
Under the cross-listing arrangements the S&P CNX Nifty Index, an Indian benchmark index for large companies, will be made available to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) for the creation and listing of US dollar denominated futures contracts for trading on CME.
The fund, which is aimed at institutional investors, tracks the DB Option Overwriting Plus Index strategy, which invests 100% in a benchmark index (DJ EuroSTOXX 50, DAX or SMI) and enters into exchange-traded option contracts on the corresponding price return benchmark index.
It is believed that nearly 80 per cent of the funds performed worse than the benchmark index.