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English translation: slump

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Italian term or phrase:maltempo
English translation:slump
Entered by: Grace Anderson
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09:29 Aug 20, 2001
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Bus/Financial
Italian term or phrase: maltempo
Referring to an economic trend:Il fenomeno ha subito un rallentamento nella prima parte del 2001 per via di una congiuntura economica mondiale improntata al maltempo.
Rory
slump
Explanation:
The trend slowed down in H1 due to the slump affecting the world economy

Of course we aren't talking about weather here; this just an Italian metaphoric expression for "slump", which is one of the most recurrent words in my financial translations these days. H1 in financial jargon stands for "first semester".
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Francesco D'Alessandro
Spain
Local time: 16:19
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Summary of answers provided
na +1bad weather
Eva Linderoth
nastormy financial weather
CLS Lexi-tech
nastormy
gianfranco
naslump
Francesco D'Alessandro


  

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10 mins peer agreement (net): +1
bad weather


Explanation:
Bad weather is the meaning of the word maltempo. You will probably have to rephrase in order to conform with the text


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Eva Linderoth
Sweden
Local time: 17:19
Native speaker of: Swedish
PRO pts in pair: 8

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agree  Floriana
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22 mins
stormy


Explanation:
It is a metaphoric expression meaning that the economy is going through a phase not entirely calm.

Rather than using the flat central meaning 'bad weather' you could use other expressions, but not too strong (storm, tempest, gale)

I would suggest 'stormy', to express a little unsteady but not a full blown economic upheaval.


gianfranco
Brazil
Local time: 14:19
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47 mins
slump


Explanation:
The trend slowed down in H1 due to the slump affecting the world economy

Of course we aren't talking about weather here; this just an Italian metaphoric expression for "slump", which is one of the most recurrent words in my financial translations these days. H1 in financial jargon stands for "first semester".

Francesco D'Alessandro
Spain
Local time: 16:19
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
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1 hr
stormy financial weather


Explanation:
used by the New York Times:
Very much in the mercantilist tradition, the Bank of England tended to measure the country's financial health by the size of its specie reserves. It therefore concentrated single-mindedly on building reserves, which nearly always caused it to contract savagely at the first sign of stormy financial weather—a policy prejudice guaranteed to deepen and prolong almost any crisis at all. The financial historian Jacob Viner writes that "from about 1800 to 1860, the Bank of England almost continuously displayed ... an inexcusable degree of incompetence."

http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/m/morris-money.html

You should keep the metaphor!

regards
paola l m


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Local time: 11:19
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