一、单选题（共 25 道试题，共 100 分。）V 1. In this kind of environment, I see nothing but ____ bad assets.|
2. That realization is shaking ____ the stock market.
3. As they ____ over their options, all roads eventually led to Brazil.
4. Out of that, there’s little flexibility in $150 million, but the remaining $100 million is more ______ , says Siboni. “Building Web-centric information systems might become less critical.”
5. He would move from the company’s headquarters in Turin to take ____ operations in faraway Brazil.
6. Information technology has doubtless _____ the stability of business operations.
7. High-tech profits ______stock prices, making investors more willing to spend. And rising wages and bonuses for high-tech workers finance the purchases of new cars and homes.
8. For now, the world is breathing a bit easier. By mid-January, the South Korean crisis seemed to stabilize, Suharto was making conciliatory gestures to foreign bankers, and Asian stocks and currencies were starting to ______back.
9. The company saw _____ rise 21% in the first quarter, despite a 1% decline in revenues.
10. Tens of thousands of people poured into the streets of Kuala Lumpur to express their support ____ Anwar and his message.
11. Global leaders should appoint an ____ task force that would have real clout to deal with the problem on a regional basis.
12. Once ______ as digital slackers, Japanese consumer-electronics giants such as Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi have been every bit as aggressive as the automakers in fighting for global market share.
A. written down
B. written on
C. written off
D. written about
13. One of ___great insights was the paradox of savings.
14. Conversely, if spending on computers ______ , that’s a sign that companies had little faith in the productivity benefits of information technology.
15. It’s a ______ that in such a rich country there should be so many poor dispute.
16. Each has ____ new notebook or desktop offerings lately, and Sony’s not selling video game machine has come from nowhere to become a $3 million global business.
D. carried on
17. Fiat’s campaign to win this war has been ____, which makes other companies to follow its example.
18. So far, economists have____ one percentage point off their estimates for global growth in 1998.
A. gotten rid of
C. done away with
D. broken away from
19. He was ______from his country for political reasons.
20. Computers in ____ sectors have seen their shares tumble some 10%since the start of the year.
21. Brazil became the key ____ Fiat’s new globalization strategy.
22. South Korea and Malaysia are assuming more control ____ the banking sector.
23. Six years into the economic expansion of the 1990s, and the living is easy. Almost 3 million jobs have been added over the past year alone, and consumer confidence is ______.
24. Productivity gains lift the economy onto a faster growth track, but they don’t ____ the ups and downs of the business cycle.
25. Many subsidiaries could be spun ____ to professional managers.