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financial
adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a business/financial/media etc empire
▪ His business empire is now worth over $20 billion.
a financial burden
▪ the financial burden of a large mortgage
a financial centre
▪ Boston is a leading financial centre.
a financial column
▪ He wrote a financial column for the evening newspaper.
a financial penalty
▪ Parents who fail to prevent their children committing crimes are to face heavy financial penalties.
a financial risk
▪ There is relatively little financial risk for the company.
a financial scandal (=involving money)
▪ He was suspected of involvement in a major financial scandal.
a financial target
▪ Both businesses exceeded their financial targets.
a financial/business/commercial district (=where there are a lot of banks and other businesses)
▪ He works in San Francisco’s financial district.
a financial/commercial/legal etc footing
▪ The firm started the new year on a stronger financial footing.
a financial/economic/military etc disaster
▪ The project was a financial disaster.
a financial/legal/religious etc matter
▪ This is a legal matter and should be discussed with a solicitor.
a financial/political etc deal
▪ After weeks of negotiation the prospect of a political deal seemed increasingly unlikely.
a medical/legal/financial etc expert (=someone who has special skills related to a particular job or subject)
▪ Medical experts agree that screening can prevent deaths from breast cancer.
a political/financial etc consultant
▪ A team of political consultants shaped his election campaign.
aid/financial/benefits etc package
▪ Many banks are offering financial packages for students.
an economic/political/financial etc crisis
▪ The country was headed into an economic crisis.
business/political/financial etc acumen
▪ The firm’s success is largely due to Brannon’s commercial acumen.
cash/budget/financial etc crunch
▪ Cost cutting had enabled the organization to survive a previous cash crunch.
commercial/economic/financial success
▪ None of his ideas had any commercial success.
economic/financial hardship
▪ The closure of the steelworks caused economic hardship for the town.
economic/financial incentives (=money that is offered to someone as an incentive)
▪ Doctors are encouraged through financial incentives to work in poor areas.
financial aid
financial arrangements
▪ As treasurer, you’re responsible for all the financial arrangements.
financial assistance
▪ The company may also provide financial assistance.
financial backing
▪ She flew to New York to try to raise some financial backing for the project.
financial compensation
▪ You may wish to claim financial compensation.
financial help
▪ We received a lot of financial help from my family.
financial implications
▪ Managers must be aware of the financial implications of their decisions.
financial inducements
financial inducements to attract good job candidates
financial institution
▪ All the big financial institutions cut their interest rates today.
financial performance
▪ Our overall financial performance has improved.
financial planners
▪ Many financial planners will help you shop for insurance.
financial records
▪ The company’s financial records must be up-to-date.
financial ruin (=when someone loses all or most of their money)
▪ She faces financial ruin after losing the court case.
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financial services
▪ A wide range of financial services are available.
financial strain
▪ This welfare program has eased the financial strain of raising children alone.
financial year
financial/economic aid
▪ The commission said it was ready to provide financial aid to help farmers.
financial/economic difficulties
▪ The company is facing serious financial difficulties.
financial/economic information
▪ The financial information contained in the report is based on the company's audited accounts.
financial/economic planning
▪ Owing to poor financial planning, I was almost out of money.
financial/economic resources
▪ Lack of financial resources can result in homelessness.
financial/economic reward (also monetary rewardformal)
▪ It’s a difficult job, but the financial rewards are considerable.
▪ I’m not doing it for monetary reward.
financial/economic/capital etc gain
▪ They are seeking to realize the maximum financial gain.
financial/educational/research etc institution
▪ the government and other political institutions
financial/legal/economic etc constraints
▪ During the war, there were many physical and social constraints on citizens.
financial/money problems
▪ Our financial problems are over.
financial/money worries
▪ Bach’s last years were clouded by financial worries.
from an economic/financial/business point of view
▪ From a financial point of view, the concert was a disaster.
historical/financial/scientific etc data
▪ My research involves analyzing the historical data.
in dire financial straits
▪ The firm is now in dire financial straits.
industrial/financial/media etc conglomerate
investment/financial/business analyst
▪ Cleary has been working as a computer analyst in Winchester.
legal/medical/financial etc advice
▪ Good legal advice can be expensive.
political/financial corruption
▪ It is a country with a long history of political corruption.
political/military financial etc ends
▪ The government exploited the situation for political ends.
sb’s financial affairs
▪ They offer advice on managing your financial affairs.
sb’s financial position
▪ Has your financial position changed recently?
sb’s financial situation (=how much money someone has)
▪ What is your current financial situation?
the business/financial side
▪ Geller handles the business side of things.
the financial/banking sector (=the part of the economy to do with money and finance)
▪ The UK financial sector is looking healthier than ever.
the sports/arts/financial etc pages (=the part of a newspaper that deals with sport, art etc)
▪ He only ever reads the sports pages.
the technical/practical/financial etc aspects
▪ The technical aspects of the movie were incredible.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
advice
▪ Who was giving her financial advice?
▪ Co. for financial advice and to evaluate previous inquiries regarding the company.
▪ They also provide personal loan facilities and financial advice to their customers.
▪ So why pay extra money in commissions for financial advice to get only an average return?
▪ The whole affair has cost him more than £650,000 in fees for legal and financial advice, his spokesmen said last night.
▪ Remember, even if you do not need financial advice now, your consultant will be available when you do.
▪ Which could mean the Duchess won't need any more financial advice to keep Budgie flying high.
▪ Without specialist financial advice, obtaining such a large amount; of credit could prove foolhardy in the extreme.
adviser
▪ I mean, everybody's got to have a financial adviser, even Jean de Nesle.
▪ C., New York, as a financial adviser.
▪ Your financial adviser will be able to explain how you apply.
▪ Most expatriates will benefit from consulting an independent financial adviser for specialist help.
▪ An appallingly self-satisfied financial adviser-think Malvolio in a stretch limo-finds that his wife is cheating on him.
▪ When she decided to buy a bigger house, she approached a financial adviser about a self-certified mortgage.
▪ But do not assume that you will be handed a fat compensation cheque by your financial adviser or life insurance company.
advisers
▪ Whatever the individual circumstances, this facility liberates borrowers, perhaps in conjunction with their financial advisers, to make their own repayment arrangements.
▪ Pinay Cuevas selected a committee of six men as financial advisers.
▪ The explanatory statement often takes the form of a letter from the financial advisers of the target and the bidder jointly.
▪ We have accountants, and we have men who smell of industrial aftershave who call themselves our financial advisers.
▪ The hon. Gentleman's extraordinary attack on independent financial advisers was very unwise.
▪ All building society investors and financial advisers are strongly urged to check that they are getting the best rates available.
▪ These specialist firms of financial advisers will also undertake to help monitor the fortunes of your Isa.
▪ He approached the company's financial advisers, Kleinwort Benson.
affair
▪ The regulation of financial affairs involves inpart legislative action, inpart executive action.
▪ Growing familiarity with technology to access bank accounts and to handle financial affairs is boosting interest.
▪ She appointed officers, kept a watch over financial affairs, and made sure the work was progressing smoothly.
▪ Even if your financial affairs are not complex, you may need to spend quite some time with an adviser.
▪ The poor man would be better off wrestling with the complexities of Bernie Ecclestone's financial affairs.
▪ It is the will of the controlling Labour group and its inability to manage financial affairs.
▪ There are very few fathers of kidnap victims who aren't worried about their financial affairs being looked at too closely.
▪ In their financial affairs they have been abnormally secretive.
aid
▪ The Guild receives financial aid from the Council, and relies heavily on the enthusiasm and dedication of its members.
▪ The new program comes as students are finalizing their financial aid packages for the upcoming school year.
▪ His officials threatened to withhold future financial aid, or even to freeze existing programmes.
▪ Who receives financial aid and how that-is determined hit very close to home for Scott.
▪ It was also agreed that supplementary financial aid would come from the state.
▪ Today the mean yearly income of families of students receiving financial aid, she believes, is approximately $ 36, 000.
▪ Other audit findings showed: Texas Southern University has mismanaged its $ 41 million federal student financial aid program.
analyst
▪ Thesaurus are predicting that dealers, academics and financial analysts will be keen to use their services.
▪ A corporate financial analyst then pointed out that the compensation formula Dave had developed would be impracticable on a company-wide level.
▪ As a financial analyst she could demonstrate that this was very strange behaviour and contrary to the interests of those involved.
▪ Many financial analysts said it also is likely that no changes will be made at the next meeting on March 25.
▪ They ended up talking to more than 200 of them, from a submarine navigator to a financial analyst for General Mills.
▪ A former financial analyst with Ford, Mr Power set up shop in 1968.
asset
▪ Between the two extremes come the various financial assets such as bonds and shares.
▪ In financial terms, the value of any financial asset depends on the earning power of that asset.
▪ For simplicity let us group assets into just three types: money, financial assets and physical goods.
▪ Those who were dubious or just cautious missed out on historic advances in financial asset values.
▪ As interest rates go up, the balance of advantage shifts towards holding financial assets which earn these higher interest rates.
▪ Thus, the appropriate capitalization rate for any financial asset is a function of the riskiness of the asset.
▪ If the rate of interest changes, there will be relatively little shifting between money and financial assets.
▪ Medicaid pays nursing home bills for long-term custodial care, after patients have exhausted their financial assets.
assistance
▪ Aviation accords and financial assistance programmes were signed between the two states.
▪ It is well within reason to expect help in this regard in exchange for further financial assistance.
▪ Such financial assistance should only be necessary in the most exceptional circumstances.
▪ At year-end it was too late to do anything but scramble to others for financial assistance.
▪ In addition there is selective financial assistance under the Industry Acts.
▪ What about Manchester - virtually everyone there has applied for selective financial assistance?
backing
▪ Several new contracts are already being negotiated with Rentokil's financial backing and branch network offering further benefits to prospects.
▪ It is understood the financial backing for the plan has yet to be finalised.
▪ A private consortium has financial backing for a scheme to build an entire underground toll-road system.
▪ He had the expertise and financial backing.
▪ The Crusade received very substantial financial backing for the organization of the march from the right-wing military and political parties.
▪ And it has also provided financial backing for research into alternatives to the use of animals.
▪ But Hafodunos said they were ending negotiations with Watertight, who they said had failed to provide evidence of sufficient financial backing.
▪ Mr Venables said he had full but anonymous financial backing.
benefit
▪ One solution is to state that any financial benefits are only paid when the move has taken place.
▪ Those financial benefits are no longer certain, however.
▪ The financial benefits gained in terms of productivity and maintaining an occupational income by returning to work are clear.
▪ The inaccurate economic predictions should cause concern about the reliability of the financial benefits of annexation.
▪ The implicit justification, which cites the financial benefits of the nation possessing a monarchy, is a rationalization in this sense.
▪ Eickman said movie-making provides far-reaching financial benefits for the city, adding an estimated $ 50 million to the economy in 1994.
▪ Conversely, political integration will inevitably fall apart if there is no financial benefit.
▪ How will you measure when it is time to start gaining financial benefit?
burden
▪ Similarly, campaigning in the field imposed an increasing financial burden.
▪ So much for the dissenting argument of some goofy liberals that requiring uniforms would be an added financial burden for the poor.
▪ They thus increasingly promoted this alternative means of easing the financial burden of appliance ownership.
▪ This is true particularly in regard to the financial burden of childcare, a subject I treat throughout this book.
▪ One is that high interest rates have raised financial burdens directly for weaker firms that are still net debtors.
▪ It may well be sufficient to pay off your mortgage to take the biggest financial burden off your family's shoulders.
▪ But Mr Robinson claimed the ratepayers had the to blame for the additional financial burden.
▪ The financial burden of repairs has meant the council faces a year of cost cutting in other departments.
centre
▪ The Corporation, which controls London's financial centre, wants to cut back on free parking bays.
▪ Fears that London's reputation as the world's leading financial centre has been permanently damaged are considered to be exaggerated.
▪ For example, Frankfurt could pose a real challenge to London as a financial centre for the futures markets.
▪ The billion-dollar question was whether a devaluation of the dollar would jeopardize New York's position as a financial centre.
▪ It is about time that we started to realise that the financial centre of London is not the key to our success.
▪ People feared that turning the City into Fort Knox would damage its attraction as a financial centre.
▪ The financial centre Bank is the finest architectural arena in the City.
▪ In the early 1980s a greater number of Arab banks was represented in London than in any Arab capital or financial centre.
conglomerate
▪ This will not always be practical in a modern financial conglomerate.
▪ The question of conflicts of interest and duty within financial conglomerates and the regulation thereof is not entirely academic.
▪ Particular emphasis placed on the problems of regulating and supervising financial conglomerates within the existing national regulatory framework.
▪ In Britain the merging together of the banking and securities business in the guise of financial conglomerates has rekindled this debate.
▪ The growth of financial conglomerates, however, has caused insider dealing to be a more urgent and immediate problem.
▪ Secondly, in so far as we are concerned with insider dealing, the practice is analysed within the context of financial conglomerates.
▪ This distinction is crucial, especially for entities such as financial conglomerates, which continually deal in information.
▪ It goes without saying that financial conglomerates must not use information prohibited by law.
constraint
▪ Obviously you have to work within certain financial constraints.
▪ These forces can be grouped into four major categories: political considerations, socio-demographic factors, economic change and financial constraint.
▪ More recently, governments have imposed financial constraints limiting the call of state enterprises on public funds.
▪ This places financial constraints on qualification as a barrister which do not exist for intending solicitors.
▪ Their financial constraints are more severe and the credit facilities at their disposal are less diverse and less sophisticated.
▪ New and more stringent financial constraints and other commercial pressures on management required appropriate organizational channels through which to take effect.
▪ Although a couple of the other demonstrators also looked promising I have been unable to take them any further because of financial constraints.
▪ All authorities faced tight financial constraints in the key areas for community care development.
control
▪ Finally, there is a problem associated with financial control.
▪ An understanding of sound financial control is one of the most important responsibilities in health and nutrition administration.
▪ Directors should report on the effectiveness of their system of internal financial control and auditors should report on this statement. 2.
▪ Gunnarson expressed confidence in the financial controls the city has in place, including regular meetings with center staff.
▪ Hence, the argument runs, even without central financial control most local councils would have been providing similar levels of services.
▪ These problems remained, even after objectives had been partially clarified and formalized through grant financing and stringent financial controls.
▪ Earlier plans for tighter financial control and greater independence for management had not been successful.
▪ This had led to the setting up of a joint system of financial control.
crisis
▪ The court heard that a desperate financial crisis and debts of more than £40,000 drove Shooter to hatch his unsuccessful plot.
▪ Where and when the financial crisis will come and how big it will be, no one knows.
▪ Britainis particularly vulnerable to a financial crisis since it is heavily reliant on the profits of speculation.
▪ My initial reaction was relief: We had averted another financial crisis.
▪ In his Charlton days, Lawrence was forced to accept any reasonable offer to ease the club's financial crisis.
▪ However, it is very easy to find yourself in a financial crisis.
▪ The district council then had to spend almost £250,000 to bail it out of a financial crisis.
▪ That financial crisis weathered, Zyuganov will then have to find the money for large-scale state investment in tumbledown factories.
difficulty
▪ Unfortunately he got into financial difficulties and when he died in 1836 the estate was once again in the chancery.
▪ Income growth then will slow, companies will have less cash to buy back their stock and some will face financial difficulty.
▪ No city could absorb such a body-blow without showing the effects, and by 1937 Danzig was in severe financial difficulties.
▪ Hospitals in financial difficulty are shedding staff and some districts are opting for staff redundancy.
▪ All the same, most of us feel that we have financial difficulties.
▪ Are you in financial difficulties as a result of drinking? 13.
▪ He claimed she had been in severe financial difficulties at the time.
▪ An interest-free loan fund is also available to students who find themselves in unforeseen financial difficulty.
district
▪ San Francisco saw demonstrators gathering at the heart of its financial district.
▪ He continued to the financial district.
▪ By 2008 the artists' sketches of a red-roofed, neo-Levantine financial district will have become reality.
gain
▪ Moreover, many nonconformists achieved considerable professional reputations and financial gain through private patronage from the native intelligentsia and the foreign community.
▪ These people were entrepreneurs who undertook challenge not for financial gain, but for human service.
▪ The point about a woman using her uterus for financial gain poses two problems.
▪ They may exchange short term financial gain for longterm strategic disadvantage.
▪ They are using it - milking it for their own financial gain.
▪ It would not be considered a serious loss by the company and the financial gain to the robbers was not necessarily substantial.
▪ There is little support for the idea that Shipman killed for financial gain.
help
▪ Next week: financial help for the disabled.
▪ The barest of financial help was the full extent of Charles's aid.
▪ Now, with the TECs, we intend to introduce new financial help for career and training guidance.
▪ No offer of financial help, no kind invitations to join them in club activities were forthcoming from Charles.
▪ The scheme was intended to provide financial help to unemployed workers in depressed areas who were prepared to move to other areas.
▪ In 1873, when Scott asked Carnegie for financial help, Carnegie turned down his former mentor.
▪ This recognition by the Prince's Trust gave me more than just financial help.
▪ The fact is, Wal-Mart provides about as much financial help to a community as Chernobyl.
implication
▪ Coupled with the financial implications if carers decided they could no longer shoulder this burden the case for supporting respite care becomes overwhelming.
▪ A public service agency spends so much time studying the financial implications of a project that cost overruns are virtually guaranteed.
▪ Teenagers are said to be especially sensitive to the financial implications and aware of their own lack of power in the matter.
▪ The impact of inflation and high interest rates has focused increased attention on the financial implications of nearly all business decisions.
▪ And the company will still be paying rent on such space, so there are financial implications as well.
▪ The case for setting out financial implications is obvious in a situation in which the school budget is controlled by the governors.
▪ Two years later, the selected strategy and its financial implications have proved themselves with little need for modification.
▪ The Opposition have no quarrel with the principle of disposal, leaving aside the financial implications.
incentive
▪ Positive financial incentives in the form of specific grants from a specially established Department of Health Fund would certainly help.
▪ The doctors in managed-care systems often have financial incentives to limit patients' use of laboratory tests, specialists and other services.
▪ The budget provided the financial incentive, but much confusion still abounds over the use of unleaded petrol.
▪ Lubbock offered $ 3. 9 million in tax and financial incentives.
▪ Construction of private hospitals was boosted by financial incentives during the period of economic growth in the 1970s.
▪ Executives are given head-count-reduction targets by their boards, and sometimes financial incentives are tied to reaching the targets.
▪ Different financial incentives change the nature of the educational experience and are not merely alternative ways of financing the same service.
▪ That probably depends on what financial incentives the United States might provide.
independence
▪ Wealth Private funds; financial independence.
▪ He will work for your financial independence and will never take advantage or misuse your money for his own good.
▪ The clergy had a financial independence which the laity lacked.
▪ Charles and Laquetta Prince realized early in their marriage that free enterprise was the only sure route to financial independence.
▪ Today it prospers and because of the financial independence that business brings, the Johnsons' dreams are coming true.
▪ The Länder had considerable financial independence and their position in the Bundesrat further strengthened their powers.
▪ There were times of insecurity and wonder, but we kept moving toward our goal of financial independence.
information
▪ The board usually has little credibility; there is little reliable financial information, no management, assets or money.
▪ The financial information on credit reports, such as bank accounts and loans, is tightly regulated.
▪ It was sent after bondholders complained they were not getting as much financial information as other lenders.
▪ They also said that most board members were kept in the dark about important financial information.
▪ Careful consideration should be given to the timing of the release of both beneficial and potentially awkward financial information.
▪ The three concerns will focus on high-growth information markets, financial information services and consumer-product market research.
▪ Barneys does not disclose financial information because it is privately held.
institution
▪ In addition to channelling funds from depositors to borrowers, certain financial institutions have another important function.
▪ This was the first indication of the scope of prosecutors' two-year probe of financial institutions.
▪ The history of financial institutions under the Yorkists and early Tudors is far from straight forward.
▪ Customers may be forced to borrow from inefficient banks or other financial institutions, probably charging higher interest rates.
▪ Potential customers include the government, financial institutions, market research organisations or companies involved in major national promotions.
▪ Until then, financial institutions had to pay a premium to obtain dollars from a restricted pool in order to invest finance overseas.
loss
▪ But in 1990 Toyota's financial profit lengthened its lead over Honda and Nissan, both of which made financial losses.
▪ In 1968, the diamond Jubilee came and went without celebration for fear of a financial loss!
▪ And international response to financial crises is an imperative to limit the contagion of panic and financial losses.
▪ The compensatory award is intended to reimburse you for financial loss resulting from the unfair dismissal.
▪ Defects in other systems might result in financial loss only such as where an expert system is used to provide financial advice.
▪ You might be able to do this, for example, if you have clearly suffered a direct financial loss.
▪ The proceeds from the sale will go to the people who suffered financial loss.
▪ Only one person died, so appalling financial loss was tempered by human deliverance.
management
▪ Strategic and personnel management, and many aspects of financial management are obvious exceptions.
▪ I always got involved with clients and spent time trying to educate them about financial management.
▪ The emphasis of financial management within each stage of the life-cycle as shown in figure 4.3 still retains its logical validity.
▪ In small firms, chief financial officers usually handle all financial management functions.
▪ They needed, therefore, a greater awareness of financial management techniques.
▪ And financial management, said Uberuaga, is his strong point.
▪ While reducing head teachers' autonomy in curricular matters, the 1988 Act increases it in matters of financial management.
▪ As in all other areas of endeavor requiring judgment, successful financial management requires a fine balance of a number of factors.
market
▪ Puzzle number two is that other changes in financial markets were meanwhile making it easier for such principles to apply.
▪ The slump in the financial markets had kept the dollar from rising.
▪ Economic imperatives drive change in the structure of product and financial markets and affect the international division of labour.
▪ A decidedly negative verdict in the financial markets or the polls could bring the two sides back to the table.
▪ When defaults proliferate, as they do during and after recessions, the two firms wield enormous clout in financial markets.
▪ Is this now in servitude to the financial markets?
▪ The punditry waxed more predictable by the hour even if the financial markets did not.
matter
▪ The mystery surrounding the identity of property owners can be partly explained by a typical Victorian reticence concerning financial matters.
▪ Many widows are handling financial matters for the first time, she said.
▪ Dennis was a genuine enthusiast for financial matters.
▪ He's the manager, and looks after all financial matters.
▪ Control over financial matters Constitutionally, Parliament has control over taxation and expenditure.
▪ The importance and complexity of financial matters have caused special procedures to be evolved to deal with them.
▪ Similarly the redundancy package was geared to match the relocation package so that staff would not base their decision on financial matters.
▪ Efficiency could vary from doing the most basic task well to decision making on complicated financial matters.
officer
▪ The company also said its chief financial officer and chief operating officer were leaving for personal reasons.
▪ He succeeds the acting chief financial officer, Raymond R.. Monteleone.
▪ If dividends are insignificant as Modigliani and Miller have suggested, then this requires that corporate financial officers act irrationally.
▪ And Karen, the controller living in fear of the cost-cutting chief financial officer?
▪ Mr Bradley, 47 years old, will also continue to serve as chief financial officer.
▪ David McNutt, the No. 2 financial officer.
▪ He replaces Victor Menezes, 46, who took over for Steffen as chief financial officer last month.
planner
▪ The group, which includes about 600 financial planners from around the country, contends the confusion is not accidental.
▪ Question: In this volatile market, what questions should I ask a financial planner I am considering using?
▪ Many financial planners will help you shop for insurance.
▪ But a person should consult with more than financial planners.
▪ He will continue to work as a financial planner for Denver stock broker Dain Bosworth while he tries to make the team.
▪ After we get the right financial planner working for us, we can put a comprehensive plan together.
position
▪ However, the recent lunar eclipse and Mercury in retrograde motion signify the financial position is much too uncertain.
▪ In this precarious financial position, the party can hardly afford the restrictions on its fund-raising recently decreed by President Clinton.
▪ The new government immediately announced a rigorous cost-cutting programme, claiming that the financial position was catastrophic.
▪ A strike of limited duration can improve a firm's financial position by saving on wages.
▪ Summary of current applications and financial position Paper E 11.
▪ What's our current financial position like? 3.
▪ None of these is relevant to an appraisal of the company's financial position.
▪ Leaders of the consortium are preparing for discussions with three potential partners in an effort to secure the colliery's financial position.
pressure
▪ Increasing financial pressures also require personal injury practices to refine their economic assumptions.
▪ The problem worsens with the relentless financial pressures for immediate performance in the short run.
▪ This would bring financial pressure to bear on his friends and family, and besides it was profitable.
▪ The state should plan the growth of the economy and not be constrained by artificial financial pressures.
▪ PacTel said competition, not the spin-off, has caused financial pressures.
▪ The financial pressure will simply find another way in which to express itself.
▪ The survey suggests that all of this competitive fervor is taking a toll, and that financial pressures are paramount.
problem
▪ We appreciate, too, that the Club has its own financial problems.
▪ Many grandparents have their own health and financial problems.
▪ Axe hacks' snacks One hard-pressed organisation seems determined to keep up its standards despite its financial problems in these hard times.
▪ Healdsburg General is the county's fifth small hospital to suffer financial problems in recent years.
▪ The introduction of higher fees in 1956 did not solve the District's financial problems, only make them manageable.
▪ Beyond the financial problems, there is new concern that historically tolerant California is developing a culture sharply divided along racial lines.
▪ It has been claimed that Mr Gooderham may have had financial problems.
▪ Daley was free of financial problems, to pursue power.
reward
▪ Prizes will be in the form of gifts or vouchers - there will not be any direct financial rewards.
▪ In both companies the salespeople were commissioned; hence, their financial rewards were determined primarily by companywide compensation policies.
▪ It was filthy work, but full of atavistic excitement and the promise of financial reward.
▪ Not just the obvious problem: preoccupation with the financial rewards to the neglect of your research.
▪ King James offered financial rewards to persuade people to plant mulberries to feed his imported silkworms.
▪ The hopes of financial reward turn to fear of disaster.
▪ Proper financial reward should go to those who undertake this important task.
▪ Yet for many employment offers social satisfaction as great or greater than the financial reward.
ruin
▪ Michael Joyce had not suffered financial ruin by his second emigration.
▪ A 35-year-old lawyer faces financial ruin resulting from a serious mental illness.
▪ Pleas that the couple and their two young children will be homeless and facing financial ruin have fallen on deaf ears.
▪ Much of the plains' cattle industry was in financial ruin.
▪ The small businesses facing financial ruin.
▪ Milk contaminated Scientists are stepping up tests to find the source of dioxin contamination which has brought financial ruin to two farmers.
▪ It would spell financial ruin and possibly the end.
▪ In this golden period Tank also sold Peron on nuclear ideas and brought even greater financial ruin as a result.
scandal
▪ Melancia, who had been appointed to the post in mid-1987, had been implicated in a financial scandal in February 1990.
▪ His wife did not help, with her loquacity and her relatives' involvement in major financial scandals.
▪ But the succession of financial scandals involving the president in recent months has discredited the office of president.
▪ But he was also involved in a high-profile financial scandal and a messy divorce.
▪ At the same time, two financial scandals have damaged the government's credibility.
▪ Yet the world's leading democracies are all mired in financial scandals.
▪ That post bellum decade was ushered in by financial scandals, bank panics and a restructuring of the financial system.
▪ Recent financial scandals involving the use of tax havens have also led to calls for anti-tax haven legislation.
sector
▪ Since the end of the cold war the efforts of Washington have been devoted to satisfying the needs of the financial sector.
▪ Most of the damage was again done in the financial sector, where worries about scandals and the recession abound.
▪ Third, the market - and especially the financial sector - is becoming increasingly global in nature.
▪ The financial sector prepared itself for full deregulation and open competition with foreign institutions.
▪ In the first six weeks of this year, 10,500 redundancies were announced in the United Kingdom financial sector.
▪ The service sector - the financial sector which produces nothing - needs inflation.
▪ A currency union can not exist without perfect capital mobility across the union and a fully integrated financial sector.
security
▪ We like to know that we have financial security, family security and health security.
▪ He gave both financial security, signing Johnson to a four-year deal and Elliott to a six-year contract.
▪ A marriage begun without financial security looks hazardous to the poet, let alone where the man seems cunning and manipulative.
▪ What kind of financial security could he offer?
▪ But it could mean the difference between financial security and financial disaster for you and your family should a serious accident strike.
▪ He was seeking financial security for Connie and the family, but he was seeking so much more.
▪ In his diaries he looks forward to future success, but it was his artistic success that he sought before financial security.
▪ They wanted financial security for themselves and for the people they loved.
service
▪ However, the reluctance of the financial services divisions of banks and building societies to join the new body is causing concern.
▪ Mira painfully remembers the time he told a stupid joke before a large financial services company.
▪ A little later, when bankers tried to become retailers of financial services, they raided consumer-goods marketeers.
▪ Co. for $ 2. 72 billion as it ends its money-losing foray into financial services.
▪ Such a crisis, in my judgment, is now approaching those parts of the financial services industry that market credit.
▪ The company will face stiff competition from financial service and technology companies in the growing field of electronic commerce.
▪ A third problem is how the factors slot into the broader range of financial services provided by the banks.
▪ Specialist Countertrade dealers operate as part of the City of London financial services range.
situation
▪ Mr Davies, in his letter to staff, says the council is facing a serious financial situation.
▪ Hashimoto said he would continue to provide information about the financial situation of the housing lenders.
▪ Both trying to buy and trying to sell a property can have fundamental implications for most people's financial situation.
▪ Although my tuition skyrocketed in Miami, our financial situation improved.
▪ This it at once began to use to hamper the government's efforts to cope with the desperate financial situation.
▪ What impact would it have on the financial situation of families?
▪ Your financial situation can improve, but you may have to wait until next year before you are entirely out of the woods.
statement
▪ It would be necessary to make full disclosure of the arrangement in the financial statements.
▪ In this chapter we have seen the three major categories of financial statements.
▪ The gain or loss should be recognised in the consolidated financial statements.
▪ Museum financial statements show admissions have increased slightly since 1990, and memberships have increased slowly during the same period.
▪ The scope of s 251 relating to summary financial statements is also extended.
▪ Iiinally, in the sixth and final step, financial statements will be developed for the period ending June 30.
▪ In the 1990/91 accounts, the indicators are clearly not part of the audited financial statements and have not been audited.
▪ In so far as this summary financial statement summarises the information in the annual accounts, those accounts have been audited.
success
▪ The aim of business strategies is competitive success for financial success.
▪ What we worship these days is financial success, as though it automatically confers high principles and admirable character.
▪ The editorial excellence of their newspaper is founded on its financial success - and this is not assured.
▪ He has already achieved a high measure of financial success.
▪ Perhaps the school was not the financial success that everyone seemed to think.
▪ She was obsessed with getting her barrel back; it was, she felt, the key to financial success.
▪ This passage shows Leapor enthusiastic about the prospect of financial success while she is critical of certain attitudes toward money.
▪ A pyramid scheme creates the illusion of financial success by paying off early investors with funds provided by later investors.
support
▪ We would also appreciate any financial support you may give - nomatterhow small!
▪ But without the financial support from her in-laws it was difficult to continue, so she returned home without completing the program.
▪ But it needs complementary mechanisms for counselling, transmission of experience, management expertise, financial support, upskilling programmes.
▪ The wealthy Bombay and Ahmedabad magnates thereupon withdrew their financial support of the ashram.
▪ The family may need help with financial support and with clear dietary guidelines.
▪ Bankers say their concerns might be eased if they knew how much government financial support the farmers could count on.
▪ This survey has been unusually successful in attracting financial support from a very wide range of sources.
▪ At issue in the Gingrich case is a college course he taught from 1993-95 with financial support from a nonprofit foundation.
system
▪ Those loans are the focal point of the bad-debt crisis plaguing the financial system and weighing down the economy.
▪ Elsewhere in the financial system, the creaking noises are getting louder.
▪ The demand for particular assets depends not only on their characteristics but also on the institutional make-up of the financial system.
▪ Thus the euro-currency markets have affected virtually every aspect of the world's financial system and institutions.
▪ At the international level Aglietta argues that the principal mechanism regulating the economic relations between national states is the international financial system.
▪ In Chapter 1 we said that it was the job of a financial system to channel funds from surplus to deficit sectors.
▪ Important families grew out of brewing, for example, linking agricultural production to the financial system which channelled the profits.
year
▪ Defence is now allowed to carry forward a percentage of its vote into the next financial year.
▪ My Department is providing £200,000 this financial year to motor projects dealing with young offenders, thereby keeping them out of custody.
▪ As a beneficiary of this body it received £140,000 this financial year.
▪ A survey by Director magazine shows that 337 bosses were prosecuted in the last financial year.
▪ It brings funding for this financial year to A$59 million.
▪ The allocation for London in the current financial year 1991-92 has been cut by a further 8 percent.
▪ PEPs, which have a £6,000 investment limit each financial year, are free of income and capital gains tax.
▪ In general they seek provision for the forthcoming financial year.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
financial embarrassment
▪ Again, professional financial advice on the advantages and disadvantages of this form of borrowing seems a sensible precaution against financial embarrassment.
▪ As a rule, financial embarrassment leaves most of us with no choice but to run with the crowd.
▪ Even before the war, the Vatican found itself in constant financial embarrassment.
▪ In July 1627 Buckingham embarked upon his ill-fated expedition, which still further increased Charles I's financial embarrassments.
in general/practical/financial etc terms
▪ A joint communiqué issued after the meetings was couched in general terms and did not refer to the cessation of hostilities.
▪ I can understand why the whole phlogiston business would have been thought less than important in practical terms.
▪ Rather than talking in general terms about the desirability of renewal, he began to talk in concrete terms of a timetable.
▪ These will be stated in general terms for the whole allocation.
▪ They are, in practical terms, the experts.
▪ They do not have the ego-satisfaction of having thought up a brand new idea but in practical terms they do well.
▪ Those aspects of the business not capable of being expressed in financial terms may have an important effect on its success.
▪ Yet in intellectual and to some extent in practical terms her attitudes were overwhelmingly conservative.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ A baby would be a heavy financial burden.
▪ Buyers need a financial incentive to choose more efficient cars.
▪ He developed computer software to handle complicated financial transactions.
▪ He failed to get financial support from his employers.
▪ I'll have to speak to my financial advisors before I can give you an answer.
▪ Joan has a lot of financial problems at the moment.
▪ Many libraries have found that their financial resources are stretched to the limit.
▪ Mexico's financial difficulties increased rather than diminished.
▪ Norton have announced profits of £3.5 million for the financial year 2000-01.
▪ Revelations about his financial dealings could change his election prospects dramatically.
▪ The accounts show that the school's financial position is very healthy.
▪ The amount of financial aid offered has become more central to students' decisions about which school to attend.
▪ There is a possibility of a full-scale financial crisis, like the great crash of 1929.
▪ Wall Street is the financial center of the US.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ BMWhas now given Phoenix access to Rover's financial records, but it remains sceptical about the consortium's finances.
▪ Further speculation centred on the financial state of the main Maxwell companies.
▪ He succeeds the acting chief financial officer, Raymond R.. Monteleone.
▪ He will continue to work as a financial planner for Denver stock broker Dain Bosworth while he tries to make the team.
▪ Some assets, such as money lent at call to other financial institutions, are highly liquid.
▪ The financial and business exemptions applying to enterprise zones in 1980 were rather eclectic.
▪ Today it prospers and because of the financial independence that business brings, the Johnsons' dreams are coming true.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Financial

Financial \Fi*nan"cial\, a. Pertaining to finance. ``Our financial and commercial system.''
--Macaulay.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
financial

1769, from finance (n.) + -ial. Related: Financially.

Wiktionary
financial

a. related to finances.

WordNet
financial

adj. involving financial matters; "fiscal responsibility" [syn: fiscal] [ant: nonfinancial]

Wikipedia

Usage examples of "financial".

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The author wishes to acknowledge the Aboriginal Arts Board of the Australia Council and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies for their financial assistance with the preparation of this book.

And in that orderly transfer of power from an absolutist to a constitutional monarchy French commentators saw not merely a consummation of political virtue but the origins of British financial success.

I am a fully qualified Adjutor, authorized to sit at Supreme Council meetings and to advise the government on any and all matters dealing with the financial and economic well-being of the Pax, or of any group, sub-group, world, nationia, district, or sub-district within it.

With respect to any financial plans for the present year, the chancellor stated he should reserve to himself the power of adopting that which the situation of public affairs rendered most expedient.

First her father s error, his suicide, her own broken betrothal to Toby Argyll, then an estrangement from her sister, the shame of her false accusations, and nothing to look forward to in the future, not even financial security.

Referenced and cross-referenced, each of these audit trails dealt with a particular asset a car, a property, a bank account, a business -proving to any jury that real ownership, behind a thousand financial transactions and a small army of relatives, friends, and professional advisers, still lay with Mackenzie.

His present wealth had also caught an even shrewder financial magician in his net: Gaius Rabirius Postumus, whose thanks for reorganizing the shambles of the Egyptian public accounting system had been to be stripped naked by King Ptolemy Auletes and his Alexandrian minions, and shoved penniless on a ship bound for Rome.

Accepting charity from an uncle who was already suffering financial problems would have bedeviled her conscience.

She goes on to say that she intended to change her insurance again, making Grace the beneficiary, and that she would so inform Lattimore in order to remove any financial motive for her murder.

Letters ran into financial trouble a couple of years back, both neoconservative elder Norman Podhoretz and Nation columnist and blogger Eric Alterman rushed to its defense.

Teatro had closed early in June to have put aside more than a few dollars, and he was determined not to have recourse to Miss Marspan, who had already assumed the financial costs involved in keeping Boa functionally alive.

Men and women could visit in the evenings, and with suitable financial arrangements with bunkie leaders, all night.

With the financial backing of the Rockefeller Foundation for the Cenozoic Research Laboratory secure, Black resumed his travels for the purpose of promoting Beijing man.

On three previous occasions the Mail had been banned by govcrnment decree, each time at a financial cost that 185 infuriated Garry and with a loss of prestige and influence that made Centaine uneasy.

Atta voiced virulently anti-Semitic and anti-American opinions, ranging from condemnations of what he described as a global Jewish movement centered in New York City that supposedly controlled the financial world and the media, to polemics against governments of the Arab world.