商用英文導讀 – Fed says stimulus wind down to begin ‘relatively soon,’ leaves rates unchanged

文章名稱:Fed says stimulus wind down to begin ‘relatively soon,’ leaves rates unchanged
文章連結:

http://cnb.cx/2uIYtF4

大意: 

Fed宣布利率決策,決議基準利率維持在1%至1.25%不變,並表示「相當快」就會開始縮減規模4.5兆美元的資產負債表,而市場預期聯準會將在9月下次召開的會議上宣布啟動縮表。

 

  • crux (N.) 關鍵,核心,癥結

The crux of the country’s economic problems is its foreign debt.

 

  • verbiage (N.) 冗詞,廢話,贅語

His explanation was wrapped up in so much technical verbiage that I couldn’t understand it.

 

  • subtle (adj.) 微妙的,巧妙的

I noticed a subtle change in his attitude.

 

  • tweak (V.) 改進,調整

You just need to tweak the last paragraph and then it’s done.

 

  • pessimistic (adj.) 悲觀的

The doctors are pessimistic about his chances of recovery.

 

  • flummox (V.) 使困惑;使不知所措

I have to say that last question flummoxed me.

 

商用英文導讀 – Foxconn unveils $10 billion investment in Wisconsin during White House event

文章名稱:Foxconn unveils $10 billion investment in Wisconsin during White House event
文章連結:

http://cnb.cx/2vO3Xgl

大意:

鴻海佈局美國製造正式啟動,郭台銘於與川普在白宮召開記者會,宣布未來 4 年內將在美國投資 100億美元,首先會選擇在威斯康辛州打造LCD面板廠,預計為該州創造 3000 個工作機會。

 

  • state-of-the-art (adj.) 最好的,最先進的

The control panel uses all the newest technology and is considered state-of-the-art.

 

  • fellow (adj.) 同類的,同事的,同伴的

She introduced me to some of her fellow workers.

 

  • accommodate (V.) 使適應,容納

The runway of this airport is undergoing expansion to accommodate large planes.

 

  • tenuous (adj.) 不確定的,不明朗的

The police have only found a tenuous connection between the two robberies.

 

  • controversy (N.) 爭議;爭論

The policy has caused fierce controversy ever since it was introduced.

 

  • unleash (V.) 釋放

Rachel’s arrival on the scene had unleashed passions in him that he could scarcely control.

 

商用英文導讀 – Bike-sharing boom in China pedals to new heights

文章名稱:Bike-sharing boom in China pedals to new heights
文章連結:

http://cnb.cx/2ugsWu7

大意:

「無站點」的共享單車正在中國掀起一波浪潮,其中兩大業者為Mobike和Ofo,用戶可以在智慧型手機中下載app,透過手機定位功能找尋距離最靠近的單車, 並透過手機解鎖。快速成長的中國共享單車公司正把版圖拓展到海外,展開另一場競爭。

 

  • pedestrian 行人 (N.)

Take particular care when entering or leaving the tracks, and watch out for both pedestrians and traffic.

 

  • outmaneuver (V.) 智勝;技高一籌

In the negotiations, he outmaneuvered his rivals by offering a higher price.

 

  • imitate (V.) 模仿;仿效

Some of the younger pop bands try to imitate their musical heroes from the past.

 

  • dump (V.) 扔下,丟下

He came in with four shopping bags and dumped them on the table.

 

  • sabotage (V.) 毀壞,破壞

The attack is being seen as a deliberate attempt to sabotage the peace talks.

 

  • incumbent (N.) 現任者,在職者

The present incumbent of the office is due to retire next month.

 

商用英文影片導讀 – Venezuela: Armed groups storm opposition-controlled National Assembly

 

影片名稱:Venezuela: Armed groups storm  opposition-controlled National Assembly

影片來源:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyYh5b-J9GI

 

◆ 大意:委內瑞拉親政府分子在本月5日慶祝獨立紀念日時,手持棍棒闖入反對派掌控的國會攻擊反對派議員。攻擊者打著支持總統馬杜洛的名號闖進國會,但馬杜洛隨即譴責暴力。

 

◆ opposition (N.) 反對勢力;反對黨

In this matter the opposition were in the wrong, and by attacking the parliament discredited themselves.

 

◆ unleash (V.) 解放,釋放

The storm unleashed its fury.

 

◆ convulsion (N.) 抽搐,震動;動亂

Victims show signs of suffocation, convulsions and foaming at the mouth.

 

◆ besiege (V.) 圍攻,圍困

Customers have besieged the company with questions.

 

◆ complacent (adj.) 自滿,躊躇滿志的

The strong economy has made people complacent.

 

◆ condemn (V.) 譴責

The school condemns cheating, and any student caught cheating will be expelled.

商用英文導讀 – Americans Feel Good About the Economy, Not So Good About Trump

文章名稱:Americans Feel Good About the Economy, Not So Good About Trump

文章連結: https://bloom.bg/2uxZ39E

 

大意:雖然美國景氣好轉、就業率也提高,但是許多美國民眾並不認為是川普的功勞,並且對他的多項政策感到擔憂及不信任。

 

• poll (N.)民意調查

In a nationwide poll carried out in January, only one person in ten said they were happy with the tax reforms.
 

• aspiration (N.)企圖、願望

She was filled with the aspiration to succeed in life.
 

• tumultuous (adj.)吵鬧的

It had been designed in a period of relative economic stability and was not fitted for such tumultuous times.
 

• skeptical(adj.)懷疑性的

He is skeptical about estimates that some may pay more than $ 100,000 to rent his home.

• revive (V.)使復興

They are planning to revive the old Saint’s Day parades through town.

• wary (adj.)小心的;謹慎的

Congress is wary of becoming too dependent on foreign oil.

• oust (V.)驅逐;逐出

He hosted the meetings where the rebellion was fomented which ousted Mrs Thatcher from power.

• ballot (N.)選票

With the new dynamic of California politics, getting any ballot measure passed with just Anglo votes is fast becoming impossible.

商用英文影片導讀 – What Are Non Farm Payrolls?

 

影片名稱:What are non-farm payrolls?

影片來源:http://bit.ly/2tZttAA

 

◆ 大意:兩分鐘簡單介紹美國非農就業指數意涵

 

◆ reveal (V.) 揭露

What actually happened to the gold has never been revealed.

 

◆ volatility (N.) 波動性

The higher need for certainty of income would mean a lower tolerance for volatility.

 

◆ amplify (V.) 擴大

Other spots are characterized by their ability to modify or amplify sound, even to the point of acoustical saturation.

 

◆ forex (N.) 外匯

The auction market in forex involves trading in futures contracts.

 

◆ indices (N.) 指數 (index的複數)

These composite indices are derived by standardizing each of its component series.

 

ripple (N.) 漣漪

Shannon couldn’t help but feel a ripple of warmth for the man, even though they hadn’t even been introduced yet.

商用英文導讀 – Big Oil Just Woke Up to Threat of Rising Electric Car Demand

文章名稱:Big Oil Just Woke Up to Threat  of Rising Electric Car Demand

文章連結: https://goo.gl/9sGP7z

 

大意:

引用相關組織的數據說明電動車市場的發展情況;包括石油輸出國組織OPEC的預測(上調為原來的五倍)與部分汽車製造商的規劃,並簡短敘述影響市場發展的因素。

 

• vehicle (N.) 車輛,交通工具

As he glanced down at his vehicle, he saw both tires on the driver’s side were totally flat.
 

• quintuple (V.) 使…變成五倍

They militarized the country by quintupling the size of its armed forces.
 

• stagnate (V.) 凝滯;使停滯

The electronics industry is showing signs of stagnating after 15 years of growth.
 

• petroleum (N.) 石油,原油

Products which are petroleum-based are highly inflammable.

• dampen (V.) 使受挫;使(尤指興奮或喜悅之情)平靜下來

Nothing you can say will dampen her enthusiasm.

• tackle (V.) 對付,處理(問題)

The president is clearly in a dilemma about how to tackle the crisis.

商用英文導讀 – US isolated on climate at summit of world leaders

影片名稱:

 US isolated on climate at summit of world leaders

 

影片連結:

http://bit.ly/2up6vnx

 

大意:

為期2天的G20高峰會今年於7/7、7/8在德國的漢堡登場,本次高峰會聚焦在「貿易」和「氣候變遷」兩大重點議題。與會的各個國家在「貿易」議題方面達成了共識,G20同意對抗貿易保護主義,也表示將致力於因應川普提出的鋼鐵產能過剩問題及不公平的貿易行為,但由於川普在6月初宣布退出《巴黎協定》,因此與會的各國未能在應對氣候變遷的議題上達成共識。

 

  • ostracized (V.) 故意避開,排擠,排斥

His colleagues ostracized him after he criticized the company in public.

 

  • multilateral (adj.) 多國(或多方)參加的,多邊的

Seven countries are taking part in the multilateral talks.

 

  • tariff (N.) 關稅

The government may impose tariffs on imports.

 

  • dictatorship (N.) 獨裁,獨裁統治

The dictatorship of this country lasted for nearly 40 years.

 

  • allegation (N.)(未經證實的)指責,指控

Several of her patients have made allegations of professional misconduct against her.

 

  • intervene (V.) 干涉,調停

The Central Bank intervened in the currency markets today to try to stabilize the exchange rate.