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a mixed picture

A portrayal of a situation highlighting both positive and negative aspects of its nature or status. Despite the government's upbeat remarks, the Federal Reserve today published a report showing a mixed picture of the status of the economy's recovery.
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We are seeing a mixed picture for hiring across the region.
The results of the evaluation team's analysis of the National Pupil Database paint a mixed picture in terms of the impact on pupils' attainment and attendance.
Christopher Woolard of the FCA said: "Today's statistics offer a mixed picture.
Zurich s recent SME survey presented a mixed picture, however, with neither of these opportunities ranking in the top in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Taiwan, where diversification of product range or services is seen as the main opportunity.
PARIS, June 10 (KUNA) -- The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which comprises 34 of the most industrialised nations, on Tuesday painted a rather mixed picture of the state of the global economy, noting a slowdown in many emerging economies but stability in most of its developed member countries.
The real life implications of the above myths created the below map reflecting a mixed picture in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region for the application of DWM proper practices on the ground:
Sales growth is strong in the UK but elsewhere it is a more mixed picture.
Home sales in Arkansas faced a mixed picture in the last two months of 2012, according to the Arkansas Realtors Association.
The figures encompass encouraging trends quarter on quarter although it's a mixed picture across the company's markets, with some countries such as Spain and France doing well, but with its core home market in the Netherlands recording disappointing numbers.
IT'S a mixed picture for Teesside education following publication of the latest Key Stage 4 league tables.
Our latest census figures have just been published (seepage 6-Ed) and although they show a mixed picture, there are significant gains in some areas, though we have yet to achieve parity between the races in our multiracial nation.
Consumer Focus said extensive "mystery shopping" revealed a mixed picture, with good news on investment, queues and accessibility, but researchers were sold a more expensive product than they needed.
Mytilineos Holding is scheduled to show a mixed picture as it announces its 2Q results on Wednesday.
The UK's latest unemployment data paints a mixed picture, with the headline jobless rate falling while the number of people claiming benefits is up.
During the same period, a more mixed picture was observed for the number of holiday trips made by residents.