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Italian to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Business/Commerce (general)
Italian term or phrase: spezzatino
Un'altra scelta che è stata oggetto di discussione da parte dei tecnici al momento delle privatizzazioni è stata quella dell'alternativa tra cessione delle intere holding o cessione delle singole aziende attraverso il cosidetto "spezzatino"
Lindsay Watts
Italy
Local time: 18:08
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Summary of answers provided
4 +1breaking up (in context) / one by one
James (Jim) Davis
4 +1unbundling
Giles Watson
4chop suey
Alessandra Renna
3fragmentation
Monia Di Martino
3minced meat
Salloz


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20 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
breaking up (in context) / one by one


Explanation:
"by breaking up the group" If of course it is a group.

Ma a molti è sembrato un pannicello caldo. Raj Reddy, professore di Computer Science alla Carnagie Mellon University, dice che ci vorrebbe una cura ben più robusta, e propone di fare di Microsoft uno spezzatino di piccole società, finanziate con i 38 miliardi di dollari di liquidità che l'azienda ha in banca grazie ai profitti da favola garantiti da Windows e Office.

If it isn't then "selling off the individual companies one by one".

James (Jim) Davis
Seychelles
Local time: 20:08
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 1844

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agree  Umberto Cassano
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chop suey


Explanation:
Se vuoi mantenere la metafora culinaria il corrisponedente di "spezzatino" potrebbe essere "chop suey" che è un piatto cinese ma essendo la cucina cinese assai diffusa nel mondo anglo-americano.

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Note added at 27 min (2007-09-21 09:15:57 GMT)
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Some examples of a metaphoric use of it
"The gold complex is in a cyclic bull market having legged up to the 425 level. The Elliott count looks like chop suey, but the thing to keep in mind is that there appears to be a cyclic bull market developing and that probability should be enough guidance."
http://www.thebullandbear.com/articles/2004/0304-henning.htm...
"The gold complex started a cyclic bull market a few years ago and has waved upward evolving a wave count that has turned to chop suey.
Near term, the anticipated correction has developed nicely and the chop suey wave count has developed a bit of clarity."
http://www.theresourceinvestor.com/RI-archive/2005/0305-henn...

Alessandra Renna
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28 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
unbundling


Explanation:
This is one possibility, particularly if the company concerned is a utility or telecom enterprise.

HTH

Giles

Giles Watson
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minced meat


Explanation:
Perhaps...

Salloz
Mexico
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fragmentation


Explanation:
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Monia Di Martino
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