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Basic business vocabulary
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accident insurance
an insurance that covers you for any accident happening in the business or related to the business
assurance contre les accidents
Unfallversicherung
assicurazione contro danni

business
An organization or economic system where goods and services are exchanged for one another or for money
entreprise
Unternehmen
impresa

cash flow
The total amount of money being transferred into and out of a business, especially as affecting liquidity.
marge brute d'auto-financement
Cashflow
flusso di cassa

CEO (Chief Executive Officer)
The highest ranking executive in a company whose main responsibilities include developing and implementing high-level strategies, making corporate decisions, managing the company, .
PDG (président directeur général)
CEO
CEO - Amministratore Delegato

copyright
The ownership of intellectual property by the item's creator.
copyright/droits excusifs/droits d'auteur
Urheberrecht
diritti d'autore

corporate bond
A debt security issued by a corporation and sold to investors.
obligation émise par une société privée
Unternehmensanleihe
obbligazione

corporate governance
Corporate governance refers to the system of structures, rights, duties, and obligations by which corporations are directed and controlled.
droit entrepreneurial

governo societario

Corporate Identity
A corporate identity is the overall image of a corporation or firm or business in the minds of diverse publics, such as customers and investors and employees.
image de marque

immagine dell'azienda

Corporate Social Responsibility
A form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model.
responsabilité sociale d'une entreprise

Responsabilità sociale dell'impresa

courtage
A European term for brokerage fee.
courtage
Courtage


deal

affaire
Übereinkunft, Abkommen
affare

economy

économie
Wirtschaft
economia

effective interest rate
An investment's annual rate of interest when compounding occurs more often than once a year.
taux d'intérêts nets
Effektivzins
tasso effettivo d'interesse

employer

employeur
Arbeitgeber
datore di lavoro

equity
A stock or any other security representing an ownership interest.On a company's balance sheet, the amount of the funds contributed by the owners (the stockholders) plus the retained earnings (or losses). Also referred to as "shareholders' equity".
fonds/capitaux propres/capital actions
Eigenkapital
Capitale proprio

stock exchange
A marketplace in which securities, commodities, derivatives and other financial instruments are traded.
bourse
Börse
Borsa

finance office
the office which manages the taxes
centre des finances publiques
Finanzamt
Ufficio Finanza

foreign exchange
the currency of other countries
monnaie étrangère/ devises
Devisen
Cambio

form of company
The type of company a businessman who's starting a business chooses.
forme juridique d'une entreprise
Unternehmensformen
Forma giuridica

free trade
trade without customs duties
libre échange
Freiverkehr
libero scambio

freight
cargo, transported goods
fret
Fracht
merci













joint-stock company
An organisation that falls between the definitions of a partnership and corporation
société par actions
AG (Aktiengesellschaft)
società







liabilities
A company's legal debts or obligations that arise during the course of business operations
responsabilité
Schulden
passività

logistic
is defined as a business planning framework for the managment of material, service, capital flows
logistique
Logistik
logistica