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REGULATOR rɛgyəˌleɪtər

02 Jun 2020

Noun

  • an organisation or body that controls an area of industry and monitors its fair operation.
Example Sentence: The Spanish regulator has not released any details about the new tender for spectrums so far.
 

RELIABLE rɪˈlaɪəbəl

02 May 2020

Adjective

  • something or somebody that can be relied on and trusted.
Example Sentence: What we would like to do next is to design a highly reliable network and to gain competitive advantage over our rivals at last.
 

FLEXIBILITY flɛksəbəl

02 Apr 2020

Noun

  • ability to bend, change or adapt without breaking.
Example Sentence: During a period of change it is important to have flexibility.
 

PORTFOLIO pɔrtˈfoʊliˌoʊ

02 Mar 2020

Noun

  • Various types of securities held by an individual or institution.
Example Sentence: Investment in real estate makes up the bulk of his investment portfolio, but he also has some considerable investment in gold.
 

FIXED COSTS fɪkst kɒst

02 Feb 2020

Phrase

  • Are costs that are incurred by the firm whether it produces or not, and that remain constant in amount whether its production volume is large or small.
Example Sentences: Rent, insurance, and salaries of supervisory personnel are common examples of fixed costs.
Or fixed costs are too high, we will need to reduce the number of staff we employ.
 

A STATEMENT /steɪtmənt/

02 Jan 2020

Noun

  • a record of transactions that a bank sends its customers, usually every month.
Example Sentence: The bank statement always arrived on the third of the month.
 

RUN UP /rʌn ʌp/

02 Dec 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • to do things which cause you to owe a large amount of money.
Example Sentence: She stayed two weeks at the hotel and ran up a bill which she couldn't pay.
 

PERSONAL pɜrsənl

02 Nov 2019

adjective

  • Personal means individual or private - a letter that is only to be opened by the person it is addressed to may be marked 'personal'.
Example Sentences: She left the room to take a personal phone call.
The letter had 'personal' on the envelope so she didn’t open it.
 

A COMPANY MAN /eɪ kʌmpəni mæn/

02 Oct 2019

phrase

  • A company man is an employee more loyal to the company than to other employees.
Example Sentences: It is unlikely Mr. Ross will let us leave early to lunch today. He is a company man.
Clean your desk! A company man is coming today for a surprise inspection.
 

LAUNDERED MONEY /ˈlɔn dərɜrd ˈmʌn i/

02 Sep 2019

phrase

  • Laundered Money are funds sent through numerous bank accounts one after another in an attempt to hide the source of the money.
Example Sentences:The government has taken precautions to ensure that laundered money does not enter the country unnoticed.
All banks now have to inform the authorities if they suspect laundered money.
 

TURNAROUND tɜrnəˌraʊnd

02 Aug 2019

Noun

  • an improvement following poor performance.
Example Sentence: The impressive sales figures are a dramatic turnaround for the company.
 

CAPITAL EXPENDITURE kæpɪtl ɪkˈspɛndɪtʃər

02 Jul 2019

Noun

  • the cost of long-term improvements.
Example Sentence: They do not have enough cashflow to cover their capital expenditure.
 

MIDDLEMAN mɪdlˌmæn

02 Jun 2019

Noun

  • somebody who acts between two people/groups in business.
Example Sentence: Let's cut out the middleman and work directly with each other.
 

UNDERPERFORM ʌndərpərˈfɔrm

02 May 2019

Verb

  • not doing as well as it should.
Example Sentence: The new mobile phone is underperforming on the Asian market.
 

MAKE SENSE meɪk sɛns

02 Apr 2019

Phrase

  • to be logical, having considered all the facts.
Example Sentence: I think it makes sense for us to buy a new printer.
 
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