(1) right-wing parties which seek to retrench the welfare state(2) Rising losses led to a restriction of new bank funding, forcing the company to drastically retrench (including selling its car lots) and restrict lending.(3) There are various reasons, then, why many citizens have supported right-wing parties which seek to retrench the welfare state.(4) By necessity, economies will have to retrench and become more local, more self-centered.(5) The authorities began to retrench the extent of freedom extended to the press.(6) When troubles start, they understandably retrench their consumption and begin to build savings in anticipation of dimmer times to come.(7) If the United States were to experience a deflation in housing prices, consumers would be forced to retrench .(8) Companies invest when interest rates are low and capital is easy to raise, and then retrench savagely as rates rise.(9) As profits are squeezed, firms are forced to retrench .(10) More companies are likely to retrench or quietly exit from venture programs if the recent stock market downturn persists, simply because too much money has been chasing too few good deals.(11) if people are forced to retrench their expenditure trade will suffer(12) Many homeowners, through mortgage refinancing and home equity loans, have largely withdrawn their home equity to support high rates of spending and can be expected to retrench .(13) Signs are finally beginning to emerge that the U.S. consumer - the engine of U.S. growth - is at last beginning to retrench .(14) At some point, one argument runs, households will have to retrench , slowing consumption and therefore economic growth.(15) First, declining sales growth indicated economic trouble and a need to retrench and reduce costs in a business environment in which managers pay close attention to sales growth.(16) We see market conditions worsening as financial services firms retrench still further.