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You Have about Ten Million Dollars in Debt


VOA Station ID

FIB 8C-7

Lao Opening

FIB Opening

Business Dialog: Rejecting a Proposal

Larry: Business Dialog

Saly: Explanations in Lao

· a merger Lao translation

You have about ten million dollars in debt. Lao translation

Our growth has been steady with almost no debt. Lao translation

Let’s just keep things as they are. Lao translation

Eliz: Let’s listen to today’s Business Dialog.

John Martin, CEO of Martin Engines, is listening to Rose Levy, Chief Accountant of Gulf Auto Parts.

Rose is proposing a merger between their two companies.

SFX: office sounds

Rose: I think a merger makes good sense because of our long relationship.

You’re our biggest customer in the US.

And we supply you with sixty percent of your engine parts.

John: Well, I suppose that there would be some advantages.

You are much bigger than we are.

However, you have about ten million dollars in debt.

And your sales revenues haven’t been growing as fast as they should.

Our growth has been steady with almost no debt.

And we’re making a very large profit without any overseas risks.

Rose: But a merger could help us both increase growth.

John: Yes, but we would become just one division of your company.

We’d lose our freedom.

That’s the main reason a merger doesn’t interest me, at least not now.

Rose: Could you at least discuss it with your Board of Directors?

John: There’s nothing to discuss, Rose.

I control the company.

And I don’t think a merger with any other company is in our best interest.

I’m afraid the answer has to be ‘no.’

Let’s just keep things as they are, okay?

MUSIC

Focus on Functions: Rejecting a Proposal

Larry: Focus on Functions: Rejecting a Proposal

Saly: Lao

Larry: Listen and Repeat.

Saly: Instructions in Lao

Eliz: That’s the main reason a merger doesn’t interest me.

(pause for repeat)

Eliz: There’s nothing to discuss.

(pause for repeat)

Eliz: I don’t think a merger is in our best interest.

(pause for repeat)

Eliz: I’m afraid the answer has to be ‘no.’

(pause for repeat)

MUSIC

Saly: Explaining in Lao: the word “ relationship”

FIB Closing

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