• If so, there is a pleasing symmetry: with the parcelling-out done, consolidation has begun—and not a moment too soon.

    ECONOMIST: Russian oil

  • If governments never got round to parcelling out the Arctic, that was partly because harsh conditions seemed to preclude most economic activity.

    ECONOMIST: The Arctic

  • Amazon can cut shipping costs by parcelling together different types of purchase.

    ECONOMIST: Electronic commerce

  • Another approach has been to borrow from the American model, parcelling out the good bits of failing banks to solvent rivals and keeping the rest.

    ECONOMIST: Global banks

  • Peasants in one commune there secretly started parcelling out land, expecting death for it, but soon gained backing from a provincial leader and Deng ally, Wan Li.

    ECONOMIST: China's reforms

  • In the Gulf, ruling families followed the lead of Saudi Arabia, keeping all the important reins in their own hands while parcelling out patronage to friends and loyalists.

    ECONOMIST: Arabs tiptoe to democracy

  • Even when Romans needed to plan a new city, they did little more than laying out the main axes and parcelling the land, leaving it up to the individuals to take action.

    BBC: What if...you could design a city?

  • What is more, America's endorsement of the Vance-Owen plan would depart from long-standing U.S. policy to oppose the changing of borders by the use of force -- the practical effect of its parcelling out ethnic fiefdoms.

    CENTERFORSECURITYPOLICY: Center For Security Policy

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