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八月份 第 14 課

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  • McDonald's Dishing Out Yuan Bonds; Eyes Expansion in China
  • 麥當勞發行人民幣債券,旨在擴大在華業務
  •   The McDonald's restaurant chain is raising money using China's yuan currency instead of U.S. dollars.
  • 麥當勞連鎖店在用人民幣而不是美元籌集資金。

  •   The world's largest fast-food company sold $29 million worth of yuan-denominated bonds in Hong Kong on Thursday.
  • 這家世界上最大的快餐公司星期四在香港發售了總額 2 千 9 百萬美元的人民幣債券。

  •   McDonald's said this is the first time a multinational company has sold bonds using China's currency.
  • 麥當勞說,這是一家跨國公司用中國的貨幣發行債券的首個案例。

  •   The president of McDonald's Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa division said the money will be used to expand the company's presence in China.
  • 麥當勞亞太、中東和非洲部總裁說,這筆資金將用來擴大該公司在中國的業務。

  •   McDonald's already has 1,100 stores in mainland China and more than 60,000 employees.
  • 麥當勞在中國大陸已經有 1100 家餐館和 6 萬多名僱員。

  •   It plans to open at least another 150 restaurants in China this year.
  • 它計劃今年在中國至少再開 150 家店。

  •   Earlier this month, the restaurant chain said its sales rose 7 percent in July due in part to strong performance by its Asian stores.
  • 這個月早些時候,這家連鎖餐館說,7 月份的銷售額增加了 7 %,部分是因為亞洲地區麥當勞餐館業績表現強勁。

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  • UN Estimates 4 Million Left Homeless by Pakistan Floods
  • UN 估計巴洪災致 4 百萬人無家可歸
  •   The United Nations says more than 4 million people have been left homeless by devastating floods in Pakistan -- double the previous U.N. estimate.
  • 聯合國表示,巴基斯坦的洪災導致 4 百多萬人無家可歸,這是該機構先前預計的兩倍。

  •   The latest figures come as the U.N. General Assembly prepares to hold a special session Thursday to discuss the flood response.
  • 這個最新的數字是聯合國大會星期四準備召開一次特別會議討論巴基斯坦救災情況的時候公佈的。

  •   Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is scheduled to brief the meeting in New York about his visit to Pakistan last Sunday.
  • 聯合國秘書長潘基文計劃在紐約舉行的會議上通報他上星期天的巴基斯坦之行。

  •   U.S. officials say Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will announce another increase in U.S. flood aid. Her Pakistani counterpart, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, is among those also expected to address the assembly.
  • 美國官員說,國務卿希拉里‧克林頓會宣佈再度增加美國對巴基斯坦的食品援助;預計巴基斯坦外長庫雷希等將在大會上發言。

  •   Washington has already committed about $90 million in relief aid and millions more in aid provided by the U.S. military.
  • 華盛頓已經承諾為賑災捐助 9000 萬美元;美國軍方也提供了價值數百萬美元的援助。

  •   U.S. Senator John Kerry visited flood-damaged areas Thursday, and met with U.S. troops involved in relief operations.
  • 美國參議員克里星期四訪問了災區,並同在巴基斯坦參與救災行動的美國軍人會見。

  •   Monsoon rains have triggered massive floods in Pakistan's Khyber-Paktunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh provinces, killing an estimated 1,600 people and affecting 20 million others.
  • 巴基斯坦的季節性暴雨在開伯爾-普赫圖赫瓦省、旁遮普省和信德省引發大規模的洪水,估計導致 1600 人死亡, 2000 萬人受災。

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