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Translations of annual reports

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Companies that are listed on a stock exchange have to prepare their financial reports in accordance with international standards and publish an English version. The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) contain a great deal of financial terminology that was originally written in English and translated into German.

Whenever you translate annual reports into English, you must use the original English terms, even if these vary in German.

We have compiled the ten most-discussed IFRSs terms for you:

DE

EN

Beizulegender Zeitwert

fair value

Rückstellung

provision

erzielbarer Betrag

recoverable amount

Nettoveräußerungswert

net realisable value

Bis zur Endfälligkeit gehaltene Investition

Held-to-Maturity investments

Eventualschulden

contingent liabiltites

Wertminderung

impariment

Nutzungswert

value in use

Gewinn- und Verlustrechnung

Income Statement

Buchwert

carrying amount

Basel III

For financial translators, the most important reforms are currently “Basel III”, a reform package that amends the Basel II banking regulations (2004). The Basel III package was approved by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, and it went into effect as of 2013. The reforms focus on strengthening solvency, establishing a debt ratio, and introducing minimum liquidity standards for banks.

Here is a selection of typical finance buzzwords from Basel III, along with their proper English translation:

DE

EN

Abtretung

debt assignment

Eigenkapitalunterlegung

capital requirement

Gezeichnetes Kapital

subscribed capital

Haircut

haircut

Höchstverschuldungsquote

leverage ratio

Kontokorrentkredit

current account credit

Kreditausfall 

default

Mindestkapitalanforderungen

minimum capital requirements

Obligation

debenture

Risikostreuung

granularity

Sanierungsmaßnahme

reorganisation measures

Vorrangiges Fremdkapital

senior debt

Umschuldung

debt refinancing

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