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e.g. / i.e. : what’s the difference?

The Latin abbreviations e.g. and i.e. are commonly used in English, and nearly as commonly mixed up. Below is a clear explanation, which can also be found online at it’s original home: http://www.elearnenglishlanguage.com/difficulties/egie.html. I should also point out that these days you can write both … Continue reading

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IMF under growing pressure to appoint non-European head

Here’s another business/current affairs article. I use these articles in my in-company sessions. I give the participants the articles to read for homework and then have them come up with five questions to ask each other in the next session. … Continue reading

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Business articles: Bonuses: why bankers just don’t get it

Those of you studying BEC Higher should be reading at least one article a week. My suggestion is that you write a short summary and hand it in. Hopefully, I’ll be posting one every week from now on, here’s the … Continue reading

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Floating Exchange Rate

I was asked about this in a Bec Higher group, so here you go: According to http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/floating-currency.html, which I have no reason to doubt, a floating currency is a currency with a floating exchange rate. And according to http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/floating-exchange-rate.html a floating exchange rate is … Continue reading

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