Journey in Life: "Gnomes of Zurich" nghĩa là gì?

Saturday, May 23, 2020

"Gnomes of Zurich" nghĩa là gì?

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"Gnomes of Zurich" có từ gnome là thần lùn giữ của -> cụm từ này dùng để gọi những ngân hàng bất chính ở Thụy Sĩ.

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The gnomes of Zurich—a slang (lóng) term for Swiss bankers, who share with these mythological (thần thoại) creatures a predilection for (ưa chuộng) gold and privacy—are loosening their grip on this city of 430,000. Activity in the financial industry dropped by nearly a fifth in the decade to 2017.

On the foreign exchanges, Wilson found himself in combat (chiến đấu) with the ‘Gnomes of Zurich’ as he sought to (tìm kiếm) maintain sterling’s (đồng bảng Anh) value against the dollar. It proved a hopeless exercise.

If the economy goes south, as a lot of people are warning us it will, then it's comforting to know that the president* already is only a baby step away from blaming the Gnomes Of Zurich.

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