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English translation: arbitration, disputes

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06:06 May 18, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
French term or phrase: arbitrages
I'm not sure what 'arbitrages' means in the following sentence (investments?): "L'entreprise apporte a ses filiales la notoriete, la force et les competences d'un groupe de dimension europeenne, definit les axes de developpement et decide des arbitrages". Thanks, Karen
Karen Tucker
United States
Local time: 22:34
English translation:arbitration, disputes
Explanation:
"...décide des arbitrages" = shall be resonsible for the resolution of disputes

In context, might it not mean that the company shall be in charge of settling disputes which may arise between its subsids and any third party?
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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 04:34
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I really struggled with this one because the two possibilities are so different. I came to the conclusion that this is probably the accurate one because the rest of the sentence talks about the parent company's role in general terms, and "arbitrage" seems too specific for the context. Thanks, Nikki, for bringing this possibility to my attention. Karen
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Summary of answers provided
na... and decides on buy-and-sell operations (trading opera-
Parrot
naintermediate trade, medium trade, brokerage, commision business
1964
naarbitration, disputes
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
naarbitrageSébastien St-François


  

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12 mins
arbitrage


Explanation:
The simultaneous
purchase and sale of the
identical securities, commodities
or foreign currencies in different
markets to profit from price
discrepancies


    Reference: http://www.termium.com
Sébastien St-François
Local time: 22:34
PRO pts in pair: 21

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Buzzy
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30 mins
arbitration, disputes


Explanation:
"...décide des arbitrages" = shall be resonsible for the resolution of disputes

In context, might it not mean that the company shall be in charge of settling disputes which may arise between its subsids and any third party?

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 04:34
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4431
Grading comment
I really struggled with this one because the two possibilities are so different. I came to the conclusion that this is probably the accurate one because the rest of the sentence talks about the parent company's role in general terms, and "arbitrage" seems too specific for the context. Thanks, Nikki, for bringing this possibility to my attention. Karen

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Sébastien St-François
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3 hrs
intermediate trade, medium trade, brokerage, commision business


Explanation:
Commission trade
In addition to two obvious meaning (Solution of disp. and selling & buying ) perpaps a little more close to buy and sell-context, these are also given in some dict.
in my opinion, here commision business or medium trade / intermediary business or any other above may be fit for context.

1964
Turkey
Local time: 06:34
Native speaker of: Native in TurkishTurkish
PRO pts in pair: 294
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3 hrs
... and decides on buy-and-sell operations (trading opera-


Explanation:
tions if you can afford to be more daring).
2nd meaning of "arbitrage" in Robert (monolingual dict.): opération d'achat et de vente en vue de tirer bénéfice des differences de cours entre deux choses similaires sur la même place (marché) ou entre deux places différentes sur la même chose.

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 04:34
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1861
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