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23:52 Feb 19, 2009
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Bus/Financial - Economics / economic/financial
Spanish term or phrase: economic vs financial
Please, somebody could explain to me which is the difference between the adjectives economic and financial and in which contexts we can use one or the other. I am trying to translate the following: 'información económica' and 'visión económica'. Thanks.

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4relating to finance vs. relating to economics or profitable or material
David Russi



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relating to finance vs. relating to economics or profitable or material

For your context, you need more than the two word combinations tyou provide, the larger context is what will tell you which sense (financial or economic) is involved.

1 : relating to finance or financiers *rumors heard in high financial circles* *found himself in severe financial difficulties* *the financial aspect of a college education*

3 a : of or relating to the science of economics...
MATERIAL *moved exclusively by economic motives*
b : having practical or industrial significance, uses, or application *the economic plants of a region* : affecting or liable to affect material resources or welfare
c : operated or produced on a profitable basis : producing an excess of returns over expenditures *reactor types which might be developed to produce economic power— U.S. Code* : capable of or liable to profitable exploitation *economic beds of phosphate are found only under marine conditions— A.M.Bateman* : PROFITABLE *barely economic, since she paid a nurse almost as much as she made herself— Elizabeth Janeway*
synonyms see SPARING

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