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    Post under threat from upstart rivals

    From Inquiry launched into Stock Exchange computer meltdown as furious traders resume work | Mail Online

    In the sentence below, what does "upstart rivals" mean?

    It was the worst computer shutdown at the LSE for eight years, and a major setback for an institution whose position at the heart of the City is already under threat from upstart rivals.

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    Re: under threat from upstart rivals

    Newbies on the international stockmarket scene.

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