Saturday, July 9, 2011

Business and finance words


These are the 250 most common words (apart from the Oxford 3000) in writing that deals with business and finance. Knowing them will help you to understand texts about these subjects more easily.
accordance n.: in accordance with
accountancy n.
accountant n.
acquisition n.
adjustment n.
administration n.
administrative adj.
adviser (also advisor) n.
agenda n.
airline n.
allocate v.
allocation n.
allowance n.
analyst n.
announcement n.
assess v.
assessment n.
asset n.
assumption n.
audit n., v.
auditor n.
authorize (BrE also -ise) v.
banker n.
biotechnology (also biotech) n.
bond n.
bonus n.
boom n., v.
boost v., n.
borrower n.
breach n., v.
broadband n.
broker n.
burden n., v.
carrier n.
cater v.
cater for
catering n.
chartered adj. (BrE)
clause n.
Co. abbr.
commodity n.
compensation n.
competitor n.
completion n.
comply v.
component n., adj.
comprise v.
confidential adj.
consistent adj.
consistently adv.
constraint n.
consultant n.
consumption n.
contractor n.
cooperation (BrE also co-operation) n.
cooperative (BrE also co-operative) adj., n.
corporate adj.
corporation n. (abbr. Corp.)
correspond v.
corresponding adj.
creation n.
creditor n.
currency n.
database n.
dealer n.
debtor n.
decision-making n.
deficit n.
delegate n., v.
dependent adj.
depreciation n.
differ v.
directive n.
disclose v.
disclosure n.
dismissal n.
disposal n.
at your/sb’s disposal
dispute n., v.
dividend n.
dominant adj.
dot-com (also dotcom) n.
e- combining form
earnings n.
economics n.
economist n.
effectiveness n.
efficiency n.
electronics n.
enhance v.
enhanced adj.
enterprise n.
equity n.
evaluate v.
exceed v.
excess n., adj.
in excess of
exclusive adj.
exclusively adv.
exemption n.
expansion n.
expenditure n.
expertise n.
external adj.
fiscal adj.
flexibility n.
flexible adj.
framework n.
franchise n., v.
franchising n.
fraud n.
GDP n.
globalization (BrE also -isation) n.
gross adj., adv., v., n.
guidance n.
guidelines n.
high-tech (also hi-tech) adj.
holder n.
holding n.
implement v.
implementation n.
incentive n.
incorporate v.
incorporated adj. (abbr. Inc.)
incur v.
inflation n.
innovation n.
input n., v.
institutional adj.
integrate v.
integrated adj.
interim adj.
investor n.
invoice n., v.
landlord n.
laptop n.
leadership n.
lease n., v.
leasing n.
legislation n.
leisure n.
lender n.
liability n.
liable adj.
limitation n.
liquidity n.
long-term adj.
Ltd abbr.
maintenance n.
maker n.
managerial adj.
manual adj.
margin n.
maturity n.
mechanism n.
memo (also memorandum) n.
merge v.
merger n.
monetary adj.
monopoly n.
monthly adj., adv.
mortgage n., v.
motivation n.
multinational adj., n.
negotiate v.
negotiation n.
net (BrE also nett) adj.
obligation n.
online adj., adv.
operational adj.
operator n.
organizational (BrE also -isational) adj.
outcome n.
overseas adj., adv.
ownership n.
participant n.
participate v.
payable adj.
perceive v.
percentage n.
personal computer n. (abbr. PC)
personnel n.
plc (also PLC) abbr.
portfolio n.
premium n., adj.
principal adj.
principally adv.
privatization (BrE also -isation) n.
probability n.
productivity n.
profile n.
profitable adj.
provider n.
provision n.
purchaser n.
ratio n.
recession n.
recommendation n.
recovery n.
recruit v., n.
recruitment n.
redundancy n.
registration n.
regulate v.
regulator n.
regulatory adj.
repayment n.
replacement n.
resolution n.
restraint n.
restructure v.
restructuring n.
retail n., adv., v.
retailing n.
retailer n.
revenue n.
scope n.
seller n.
settlement n.
shareholder n.
short-term adj.
specialize (BrE also -ise) v.
specialized (BrE also -ised) adj.
specification n.
specify v.
stake n.
at stake
start-up adj., n.
statistic n.
statistics n.
statutory adj.
sterling n.
stock exchange n.
stock market n.
strategic adj.
strategically adv.
structural adj.
structurally adv.
submit v.
subscribe v.
subscriber n.
subscription n.
subsequent adj.
subsequently adv.
subsidiary adj., n.
supplier n.
surplus n., adj.
sustainable adj.
takeover n.
taxation n.
taxpayer n.
telecommunications (also telecoms) n.
tenant n.
tender n., v.
trader n.
transaction n.
Treasury n.
turnover n.
uncertainty n.
underlie v.
underlying adj.
undertake v.
undertaking n.
utility n. (especially NAmE)
valuation n.
variable adj., n.
VAT n. (BrE)
vendor n.
voluntary adj.
voluntarily adv.
warranty n.
workforce n.
worldwide adj., adv.
yield v., n.

Note:
BrE= British English 
NAmE= North American English 
Source: Oxford Advanced Learning Dictionary (Seventh Edition).

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