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Factor

An event, circumstance, influence, or element that plays a part in bringing about a result.

A factor in a case contributes to its causation or outcome. In the area of Negligence law, the factors, or chain of causation, are important in determining whether liability ensues from a particular action done by the defendant.

factor

n. 1) a salesman who sells in his/her own name on behalf of others, taking a commission for services. 2) something that contributes to the result.

factor

(Commission merchant), noun agent, broker, commercial agent, delegate, deputy, envoy, interagent, manager, medium, middleman, one who sells for factorage, proctor, procurator, representative
Associated concepts: consignee, factors' lien

factor

(Ingredient), noun additive, agent, aid, aspect, cause, component, constituent, constitutive element, content, contributing force, determinant, element, elementary unit, feature, integral part, part, portion, segment, unit
See also: aspect, broker, cause, characteristic, component, constituent, dealer, deputy, determinant, element, feature, ingredient, member, part, plenipotentiary, portion, procurator, reason, represent, substitute

factor

1 a mercantile agent. An agent who is in the ordinary course of business entrusted with goods or documents of title representing goods with a view to their sale. A factor has a lien over goods entrusted to him; this lien covers any claims he may have against his principal arising out of the agency. Most factors will be mercantile agents (and have the powers of such) for the purposes of the Factors Act 1889. Under this Act, in certain circumstances a factor may pass a good title to goods entrusted to him.
2 an institution to whom a company assigns its book debts (see FACTORING).
3 in Scotland a landlord or superior's agent.
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I'm very proud to say that we have an Omanisation rate of 95 per cent in MAF Refinery.
Last year, MAF also revealed that the company is undertaking a reinvestment and repositioning programme in Deira City Centre, as part of which themall will have new dining options, a new healthcare clinic and improved accessibility via a metro link.
Currently MAF has among its Dh39 billion-asset portfolio, 56 hypermarkets and 53 supermarkets as part of the Middle East Carrefour franchise; 92 VOX Cinema screens and 16 Magic Planets as well as the famous Ski Dubai and iFly Dubai entertainment facilities.
MAF Dalkia is a joint venture created in 2002 between Majid Al Futtaim Ventures and Dalkia, a global leader in energy services.
MAF maintained solid performance and financial metrics in 2011 and 2012, due to its active asset management.
MAF owns nine hotels in Dubai, eight of which are operated by Accor under the brands Pullman, Novotel, Suite Novotel and ibis, and one which is operated by Kempinski.
MAF raised $1 billion loan from a group of banks in July.
The contract comes after MAF Dalkia provided significant bespoke facilities management consultation to Arcapita Bank at the initial design and construction planning stages of the building.
In winning the contract, MAF Dalkia -- which was established in 2002 as a joint venture between the Majid Al Futtaim Group and Dalkia, a European leader in energy services -- has been recognized for its expertise in energy and facilities management.
Based in the UAE, whose affluent tourist resources and stable growth in consumer spending promise a growing credit card market, MAF JCB will issue JCB credit cards and promote license partners throughout the Middle East and North Africa.
The UAE-based group and its representative office in Tehran, MAF Pars Hypermarket, declined to comment on the project.
The shop [in Tehran] will carry the Carrefour brand while MAF will be the licence-holder of this brand," says Hossein Kalkhorani, managing director of Tehran municipality`s investment organisation.