board meeting (n.) a gathering of the directors of a company to discuss important company business 董事会
[例] He will chair the board meeting tomorrow on the takeover issues.
board of directors (n.) group of people chosen by the shareholders to develop company policy 董事会议
[例] This proposal has been approved by the board of directors.
bond (n.) contract document promising to repay money borrowed by a company or government 债券
[例] Most bonds are unsecured and do not grant shares in an organization.
bonded goods (n.) imported items on which customs duties must be paid before they can be collected by the imported or exported again 保税货物
[例] We need permission to release these bonded goods to the importer.
bonded house (n.) a building where bonded goods are kept until the customs duty has been paid and they can be collected by the importer or exported again 保税仓库
[例] The cargo is still in the bonded house.
bonus (n.) additional payment 奖金，红利
[例] Our department manager has been given an annual bonus for his good performance.
book (v.) to arrange for (tickets or lodgings, for example) in advance; reserve 预订
[例] The secretary has booked the manager in at the Hilton Hotel.
books (n. pl) the financial records of a company 公司帐目
[例] The books of the company clearly reveals its bad debt.
book value (n.) value of assets as recorded in the company’s books 帐面价值
[例] Except at the time of purchase of the asset, the book value of the asset is seldom the same as its market value.
bookkeeper (n.) person who keeps the financial records of a company 会计员
boom (n.) time when business activity is increasing 繁荣
[例] We must take advantage of the economic boom.
[同义词] prosper, thrive, flourish
boost (v.) to increase the strength or value of something, to help and encourage something 推动
[例] Lower interest rates will greatly boost the economy.
bottleneck (n.) a restriction in the normal work flow 瓶颈，障碍
[例] We’ve got a bottleneck in our supply operations.