DealBook's full coverage of A.I.G.'s plan to eventually repay its government bailout.
The chart shows our predictions for when China will overtake America on several other measures. Official figures show that China’s consumer spending is currently only one-fifth of that in America (although that may be understated because of China’s poor statistical coverage of services). Based on relative growth rates over the past five years it will remain smaller until 2023. Retail sales are catching up much faster, and could exceed America’s by 2014. In that same year China also looks set to become the world’s biggest importer—a huge turnaround from 2000, when America’s imports were six times those of China.
EU Pins Hopes on Obama to Intensify Trans-Atlantic Ties
The European Union has urged new US President Barack Obama to help
strengthen trans-Atlantic relations while confronting the economic crisis
and unrest in the Middle East.
The DW-WORLD Article
The corporate junk-bond market took a global vacation in November, and understandably so: Investors are demanding huge yields to hold speculative debt these days.
pin (PREVENT MOVEMENT) Show phonetics
understandable Show phonetics
1 easy to understand:
You've got to put the facts into a form that's understandable to everyone.
2 You say that something, for example someone's behaviour, is understandable, if you feel that it is usual and not strange or difficult to understand:
Their refusal to cooperate is perfectly/completely understandable, considering the circumstances.
verb [T + adverb or preposition] -nn-
to force someone or something to stay in a particular place by putting weight on them:
She was pinned (down) under a pile of rubble.
A huge guy leapt out at Chris and pinned him (up) against the wall.
noun [C] SPECIALIZED
In the game of chess, a pin is a special move which stops the other player from moving one of their pieces, because to move it will put another more valuable piece in danger:
That nasty pin stopped me from moving my knight.
chancellor Show phonetics
a person in a position of the highest or high rank, especially in a government or university:
Helmut Kohl became the first Chancellor of a united Germany in 1990.
A former politician has been appointed Chancellor of the university.
Dr. Watson’s remarks created a huge stir because they implied that blacks were genetically inferior to whites, and the controversy resulted in his resignation as chancellor of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. But was he right? Is there a genetic difference between blacks and whites that condemns blacks in perpetuity to be less intelligent?
noun [C]a building or room where a chancellor works or lives, or the people who work in a chancellor's offices
v., -paid (-pād'), -pay·ing, -pays. v.tr.
- To pay back: repaid a debt.
- To give back, either in return or in compensation: repay kindness with kindness.
- To make a return or compensation for: a company that repays hard work with bonuses.
- To make or do in return: repay a call.
To make repayment or requital.
repayable re·pay'a·ble adj.
repayment re·pay'ment n.
1 （ニュースの）取材範囲；報道, 放送；放送時間；紙面；（ラジオ・テレビの）サービスエリア, 視聴圏（放送電波の届く区域）
This press gave him adequate coverage.
2 《保険》保険担保, 保険保護；担保範囲, 担保事項；補償範囲.
3 適用［通用, 保護, 保障］範囲
4 《金融》正貨準備（金）.5 （新聞・雑誌などの）普及率.