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英语笔记(25)business新闻

一、中英的差异
中文中放在最前面的的“据..报道”,在英文中一般都放在最后面。

二、一些“什么..报导”的表述方式。
(一)report, has reported
Some 2,000 jobs at MG Rover's Midlands plant may be cut if investment in the firm by a Chinese car maker goes ahead, the Financial Times has reported.

China's efforts to stop the economy from overheating by clamping down on credit will continue into 2005, state media report.

(二)xxx has said, reports say, says xxx
The China Three Gorges Project Corp is refusing to obey a government order to stop construction of one of its giant dams, the Chinese state press has said.

Verizon has won a takeover battle for US phone firm MCI with a bid worth $6.8bn (拢3.6bn), reports say.

Prices of homes in the UK rose a seasonally adjusted 0.5% in February, says the Nationwide building society.
全国建筑协会表示,2 月份英国房屋价格经季节性调整后上涨了 0.5%。

Rising fuel and materials costs are hitting confidence among the UK's small manufacturers despite a rise in output, business lobby group the CBI says.
CBI 表示,尽管产量增加,但燃料和材料成本的上涨正在打击英国小型制造商的信心。

(三)according to xxx
MG Rover's proposed tie-up with China's top carmaker has been delayed due to concerns by Chinese regulators, according to the Financial Times.

UK businesses are set to prosper during the next few months - but this could trigger more interest rate rises, according to a report.
一份报告称,英国企业将在未来几个月内繁荣发展——但这可能会引发更多的利率上升。

(四)reports claim
Leisure group Rank could unveil plans to demerge its film services unit and sell its media business, reports claim.
据报道,休闲集团Rank可能会公布拆分其电影服务部门并出售其媒体业务的计划。

(五)a report indicates
The value of the UK's housing stock reached the 拢3.3 trillion mark in 2004 - triple the value 10 years earlier, a report indicates.
一份报告显示,2004 年英国住房存量的价值达到了 3.3 万亿英镑,是 10 年前的三倍。

(六)数据显示
1.it has been revealed. 据透露
China lent Russia $6bn (拢3.2bn) to help the Russian government renationalise the key Yuganskneftegas unit of oil group Yukos, it has been revealed.

2.figures show. 数据显示 xxx have shown
Japan's economy teetered on the brink of a technical recession in the three months to September, figures show.

US economic growth accelerated in the third quarter, helped by strong consumer spending, official figures have shown.

3.official figures suggest 官方数据显示
Almost a quarter of a million US consumers complained of being targeted for identity theft in 2004, official figures suggest.

a survey suggests.一项调查显示
Customers trying to get through to call centres are getting impatient and quicker to hang up, a survey suggests.

4.has found
Business confidence among Japanese manufacturers has weakened for the first time since March 2003, the quarterly Tankan survey has found.
短观季度调查发现,日本制造商的商业信心自 2003 年 3 月以来首次减弱。

(七)其他
1.has announced
Investors who lost money following the split-capital investment trust scandal are to receive 拢194m compensation, the UK's financial watchdog has announced.
英国金融监管机构宣布,在拆分资本投资信托丑闻后亏损的投资者将获得 1.94 亿英镑的赔偿。

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