prime

English translation: subsidy

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French term or phrase:prime
English translation:subsidy
Entered by: mckinnc

04:05 Aug 22, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
French term or phrase: prime
Prime can mean a variety of things, so I'm not sure what it's referring to here. The text is talking about the factors affecting the retail business, both good and bad. Any ideas?

OPPORTUNITES
Facteurs économiques positifs (baisse du chômage)

Facteurs législatifs (baisse de la TVA)

Facteurs politiques (prime)

Facteurs sociaux
Facteurs techniques (innovation)

Thanks for any suggestions.
Karen
Karen Tucker
United States
Local time: 22:52
subsidy
Explanation:
I'm sure this is what is meant in this instance. Clearly, the politique part refers to the fact that subsidies can be granted by local or national politicians.

For example "prime a l'exportation" is an export subsidy and in this context I think it's talking about inducements to set up business in run-down areas.

Also, prime a l'emploi is a new tax deduction element of the income tax system in France.
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mckinnc
Local time: 04:52
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Thanks very much! I had a feeling that was it, but needed confirmation. I appreciate the help. Karen
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Summary of answers provided
na +1subsidy
mckinnc
nasubsidy
mckinnc
naincentive
Boudewijn van Milligen
naparamount?
Carolyn Denoncourt


  

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58 mins
paramount?


Explanation:
I sympathize with your plight here. All the other parenthetical items in the list are examples, but I've searched my references and I can't see how "prime" could be an example of any political situation. My guess would be that the author consider's the political situation the primary influence here. You could skirt the issue by translating it as "prime" which would remain as vague in English here as it seems to be in French.

Carolyn Denoncourt
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subsidy


Explanation:
I'm sure this is what is meant in this instance. Clearly, the politique part refers to the fact that subsidies can be granted by local or national politicians.

For example "prime a l'exportation" is an export subsidy and in this context I think it's talking about inducements to set up business in run-down areas.

Also, prime a l'emploi is a new tax deduction element of the income tax system in France.

mckinnc
Local time: 04:52
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 922
Grading comment
Thanks very much! I had a feeling that was it, but needed confirmation. I appreciate the help. Karen

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Carolyn Denoncourt: Karen, I agree with Colin more than with myself. This is the example of a political situation I could not find!
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1 hr
incentive


Explanation:
From what I understand, factors are mentioned that may influence the (economic) activity positively. For example: legal (legislative) factors: lowering the VAT, etc. It would make sense, therefore, that the "political factors" referred to are "incentives" (i.e. subsidies).

Boudewijn van Milligen
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subsidy


Explanation:
cont'd...

Oh sorry, and I should have said, you'll find this usage among the examples in the Robert-Collins Senior.



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