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Definition of

multinational business

Business

firm operating in more than one country a company that operates internationally, usually with subsidiaries, offices, or production facilities in more than one country.

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Definitions of ’multinational business’ and meaning of ’multinational business’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’multinational business’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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