Tuesday, 11 November 2008


Financial analysts sometimes appear allergic to the plain use of English, inventing the oddest phrases to explain the simplest of ideas.

Here's a few I've come across recently:

"Customer dwell time" - The amount of time customers stay in restaurants or pubs.

"Fixed-price discount retailer" - Poundshop.

"Wet to dry split" - amounts of drink and food sold by a pub.

"Dark spread" - difference between the coal price/costs and the power price.

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