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01:07 Nov 2, 2001
English to French translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
English term or phrase: capital stock
What does capital stock mean in this context ?
all the financial capital in the US (stock, shares...) ?
US inventories (current assets)?
all fixed assets?

CONTEXT SENTENCE
The key to further expansion or to a lasting recovery is maintaining or restoring profitability, respectively. This would help to propel investment, bruised by an overhang in the capital stock.
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Summary of answers provided
4 +3capital social
Didier Fourcot
5Capital sociale
LinguaVox
4actions/capital actionsRita Cavaiani
4portefeuille d'actionsHenri Barreiro Domingo


  

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capital social


Explanation:
En France on dirait capital social, au Canada on peut aussi utiliser capital-actions.
En fait dans le contexte il s'agit de la possibilité d'émettre des actions ou de "faire appel au marché" comme on dit en France, la traduction à utiliser en refaisant la phrase serait donc plutôt "émission d'actions".

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Didier Fourcot
Local time: 09:19
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 5463
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non, a priori il ne s'agit justement pas du capital social.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  John Garside
1 day 7 hrs

agree  Eva Blanar
20 days

agree  thierry2
71 days
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Comment: non, a priori il ne s'agit justement pas du capital social.

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portefeuille d'actions


Explanation:
ok

Henri Barreiro Domingo
Spain
Local time: 09:19
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 40
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non, rien à voir, a priori il s'agit d'actifs immobilisés
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Comment: non, rien à voir, a priori il s'agit d'actifs immobilisés

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Capital sociale


Explanation:
Capital stock is the asset in shares a company has. This term in French "capital sociale" catches the meaning of the English phrase.
For further reference consult Routledge business dictionary or business texts and publications.

LinguaVox
Spain
Local time: 09:19
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 4
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ici, il s'agit du capital immobilisé de tout un pays
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Comment: ici, il s'agit du capital immobilisé de tout un pays

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actions/capital actions


Explanation:
in my opinion capital stock in this context means the financial capital, because the text is talking about propelling investments, bruised by an overhang in the capital stock; it is the financial capital that finances investments; also normally the term capital stock is not used for inventories or fixed assets, but I agree with you that the sentence is not very clear

Rita Cavaiani
Local time: 03:19
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 151
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ici, il s'agit du capital immobilisé de tout un pays
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Comment: ici, il s'agit du capital immobilisé de tout un pays




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