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German term or phrase:Abschreibung
English translation:write-down
Entered by: Julia Lipeles
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18:53 Feb 8, 2007
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Bus/Financial - Accounting
German term or phrase: Abschreibung
Context: annual report

Das uebrige Finanzergebnis der XXX (company name) resultiert aus dem Ansteig der Zinsertraege auf XX Mio Euro und aus dem niedrigeren Buchwert der eigenen Aktien, auf den eine Abschreibung in Hoehe von XX Mio. Euro (Vorjahr: Zuschreibung von 0.1 Mio Euro) erfolgte.

How do I translate 'Abschreibung' in this context? I would usually use 'depriciation' but I am unsure if that works here (does the book value of the shares depriciate?)

Julia Lipeles
Local time: 02:01
I think would be used in this context.
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David Moore
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1 min   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +6

I think would be used in this context.

David Moore
Local time: 08:01
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ted Wozniak: also see the archives for the (correct) use of depreciation/amortization/writedown, and impairment loss
3 mins

agree  Stephen Sadie: perfect
5 mins

agree  Emilie Laferrière
2 hrs

agree  michael10705
3 hrs

agree  Alison Schwitzgebel
13 hrs

agree  RobinB: or "impiarment loss"
14 hrs
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Feb 8, 2007 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
Field (specific)Finance (general) » Accounting

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