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Finance English

C1-Upper-Intermediate

Here you can learn about all things finance-related, such as loans, audits, equity and even the online currency Bitcoin.

Understanding The Stock Market

It's on the news and newspapers everywhere all the time, no not celebrity gossip, we are talking about the stock market today!  Join Marco and Catherine as they explain specific terms about this subject such as bull market, equities and many more!...

Topics: money, investments, stocks, wall_street

Discussing Recent Work Events

Work can be very monotonous sometimes. Occasionally it's nice to break things up with a chat to a fellow co-worker. Whether it be about the office relationships or the stressed out boss, EnglishPod will help you to speak about any work event!  ...

Topics: small_talk, Talking_about_work_events

Asking For A Loan

Whether you need to buy a house, a car, or need to pay for school, knowing how to ask for a loan is an important ability in today's world. Understanding the terminology in your own language is hard enough, but when you need to discuss getting a loan in English, it is another obstacle that you must o...

Topics: bank, money, loan

Analyzing a Company's Annual Report

There are many different tools available to help you make educated decisions about your investments. In today’s lesson, we will look at a company’s annual report. Check out these great vocabulary words and phrases that’ll help you make an informed decision!...

Topics: stock_market, annual_report, Apple, finance, company_performance, market_growth

Downsizing

When the US economy went into recession in 2008, one of the first thing companies did to survive is to downsize. In today’s lesson, two colleagues will discuss what employees they need to layoff....

Topics: compensation, communication, management, redundancy, firing, severance, decision_making, corporation, downsizing, legal, law

Mergers and Acquisition

Let’s talk about mergers and acquisitions! In today’s lesson, you’ll hear a lecture on M&A. The professor talks about what they are and why many of them fail. So get ready to learn about M&A!...

Topics: Mergers, acquisitions, consolidation, conglomerate, M&A_failures

IPO

Did you hear about Facebook’s valuation increasing? Or Dell’s massive buy-out? Well if you haven’t we’ll keep you up-to-date on current events in today’s lesson. We’ll clarify what all this Wall Street jargon means!...

Topics: Facebook, Dell, IPO, LBO, market_cap

Cash Flow Report

In today’s lesson we have a finance manager and the boss going over the latest cash flow statement. Listen to this lesson and learn how to walk your boss through a cash flow statement....

Topics: cash, flow, report, statement, net_income

Making a Bank Transfer

Time to go to the bank again in today’s elementary lesson. Our friendly banker will help you make a bank transfer and much more!...

Topics: Account, bank_transfer

Filing Taxes

What makes April 15th the most dreaded day of the year? Find out in today's intermediate lesson....

Topics: taxes, income, April_15, tax_brackets

Bitcoin

Have you heard of Bitcoin? What is it and how does it work? Find out how to talk about this hot new currency in today's advanced lesson....

Topics: currency, technology, bitcoin, investment

Annual Audit

In this lesson you will learn about the importance of doing an audit, the accounting standards used, what's involved, where to look for auditors, timeframe, and cost....

Topics: annual_audit, bookkeeping, accounting_procedures, financial_statements, compliance

Dealing with Procurement

Having a tough time closing the deal with your customer? Today's lesson will give you some great ideas about how to deal with procurement! ...

Topics: business, sales, management, advice, procurement, close_the_deal

Big Data

How do businesses use big data technology to deliver better results? Listen in as a consultant explains this concept to an executive....

Topics: business, data, customer, big_data, consultant

Fundraising

Wanting to start a business, but don’t know where you’ll get the capital to get it off the ground? Well, listen to today’s lesson and you’ll get some ideas on how to raise money....

Topics: fundraising, investors, startups, funds, venture_capital

Antitrust Crackdown

In today’s lesson, we’ll learn some of the basics about antitrust law, and some recent cases where it is being used in China....

Topics: finance, policy, law, antitrust, monopoly, free_trade

The W9 Form

Have you ever heard of a W9 form? Has a client from the US ever asked you to provide them with one? In today’s lesson, you’ll learn all about what this form is, and it’s use in doing business with US clients....

Topics: sales, taxes, finance, W-9, IRS, trade

Private Equity

In today’s lesson, you’ll learn what private equity is, and how it is used as a means of investment....

Topics: investment, private_equity

The Alibaba IPO

Alibaba is the engine that can't be stopped! With one of the biggest IPOs ever only a few days ago, what's next for this Chinese e-commerce giant?...

Topics: business, internet, finance, e-commerce, IPO, Alibaba

Interview with Walmart's CEO

Walmart recently announced a wage hike in the wake of fierce criticism of its employee benefits scheme. Listen in as the company's CEO explains the decision in a CNBC interview. Media source: cnbc.com...

Topics: money, salary, business, employee, news, management, HR, media, wage