一、单选题（共 25 道试题，共 100 分。）V 1. If the stagnant economy actually goes into recession, Hashimoto will face pressures to ease up ___ his fiscal reform.|
2. Brazil has ___ into one of the world’s most important growth markets.
3. Although meant to be ___, this incantation is dangerously misleading.
4. Chief among them is the ____ need to improve the productivity of domestic industry as a way to improve Japan’s growth prospects.
5. In resolving the problem, the IMF and world leaders must, of course, urgently address the ___ issuses of shaky banking systems, transparency and financial management.
6. 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
7. And with suppliers increasingly spread out in Mexico, the Far East, and Europe, the impact of an increase in auto sales, say, is ______globally.
8. Several Asian countries are so deep in debt that they had to go to the ___ for help.
9. Fiat’s Brazilian operations now ____ for 18% of the conglomerate’s total auto sales.
A. take up
D. make up
10. In Thailand, senators who represent real estate interests are intent ___ blocking the passage of laws that would speed up foreclosures
11. Tens of thousands of people poured into the streets of Kuala Lumpur to express their support ____ Anwar and his message.
12. As long as the red tape remains, corruption will ____.
13. For your future ____, we operate an insurance scheme, covering the equipment against breakdowns for a small additional cost.
14. He would move from the company’s headquarters in Turin to take ____ operations in faraway Brazil.
15. That could be enough to ______Greenspan to relax.
16. Brazil became the key ____ Fiat’s new globalization strategy.
17. Productivity gains lift the economy onto a faster growth track, but they don’t ____ the ups and downs of the business cycle.
18. Communications industries have grown ____ far exceeding the rest of the economy over the past years.
A. at a pace
B. off a pace
C. at a pace of
D. off a pace of
19. 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
20. As the task force nears the end of its life it will probably want to create some permanent agency, perhaps under the aegis of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation ______ to enforce the agreed upon rules.
21. President of Fiat in 1992 unexpectedly slashed taxes ____ what were dubbed “popular cars”.
22. Conversely, if spending on computers ______ , that’s a sign that companies had little faith in the productivity benefits of information technology.
23. It’s a good means of ____ the students’ knowledge.
24. Hanwa Bank was sinking under the ____ of $100 million in bad property loans last fall.
25. If he succeeds, he will return to Turin a hero wrapped ___ glory.