Current Events Quiz, November 23, 2010
This activity contains 10 questions.
In the biggest state sell-off since the 1990s, the government of _____ announced it would sell its stakes in more than 850 companies, including several high-profile banks and the national railways, in an effort to close the country’s budget deficit.
Amid complains that the United States was manipulating its currency values, Fed chairman Ben Bernanke complained that China and other developing countries should
reduce their current account surpluses.
expand their foreign direct investment in the Untied States.
expand concessionary loans to the United States.
promote exports to the United States.
According to a report in the Financial Times last week, Taliban death squads have ramped up the pace of assassinations and bombings in ______, undermining U.S. efforts to promote security in the region.
In an effort similar to those imposed by other countries seeking to stabilize their currency values, the government of South Korea last week announced it would
impose a withholdings tax on foreign investors’ earnings from government bonds.
expand its money supply.
reduce the currency transaction fees in order to encourage more foreign direct investment.
expand subsidies to South Korean firms producing goods for export.
According to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the core rate of inflation in the United States fell to its slowest rate since the Bureau began recording the figure in 1957. The core rate of inflation measures increases in consumer prices excluding
automobiles and other durable goods..
food and energy prices.
goods priced over $1,000.
In an effort to court support from the government of Turkey, Nato suggested that its new alliance-wide ballistic missile defense system will primarily target launches from
Last week, a leading official in the European Union suggested that reform of the CAP was necessary. What does the CAP deal with?
expansion of the Eurozone
Economic reports from Latin American last week suggested that Latin America may have decoupled. In this context, decoupling refers to a breaking of the historically close relationship between economic development in
Latin America and the European Union.
the ties between Latin American countries themselves.
Latin America and the United States.
Latin America and China.
An attempted coup in ______ was thwarted over the weekend, as senior military officers backed the president and his effort to peacefully reform the country’s constitution through a national referendum.
The government of North Korea over the weekend made news when it announced that it
had successfully tested a ballistic missile capable of reaching Washington DC.
would unilaterally dismantle its nuclear weapons program.
was opening a new uranium enrichment facility.
reopen its border with South Korea.
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