一、单选题（共 25 道试题，共 100 分。）V 1. 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.|
2. Now HK is getting ___ into the whirlpool.
3. Asian____ have used their unbridled power pervasively to compel their citizens to become big savers.
4. One of ___great insights was the paradox of savings.
5. Bureaucrats now _____ their recent efforts to spur the economy.
6. Information technology has doubtless _____ the stability of business operations.
7. Still, most Americans and Europeans are surprisingly ____ about Asia’s turmoil.
8. Engineer is an ____ post in Fiat.
9. Several Asian countries are so deep in debt that they had to go to the ___ for help.
10. The banking has long been the _____ of the region’s crony capitalism.
11. Fiat’s grand strategists convened in Turin and decided that a new round of globalization was more ____ than before.
12. It is free market and it controls most of the ___ of savings to investment.
13. Brazil became the key ____ Fiat’s new globalization strategy.
14. 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.
15. 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.
16. Brazilian auto analysts say it’s only a matter of time before it ______ Volkswagen, which holds 29.1% of the market, to become No.1. “Fiat has clearly done a marvelous job of coming from third place to threaten VW,” says Francisco H. Passos Fernandes, a d
17. At the same time, far-reaching deregulation should ______ the provisions that compel saving (such as compulsory payroll savings deductions) and suppress consumption.
18. In the immediate future, exports will more than ever be the ___ of the Asian economies.
19. The couple made their ____ before a parish priest.
A. opening remarks
20. As long as the red tape remains, corruption will ____.
21. Many of Asia’s banks cannot meet their short-term commitments to overseas lenders or extend credit to ______local borrowers.
22. Company coffers are brimming ____ profits.
23. Anwar was arrested, Mahathir explained, because he was a menace ___ public morals.
24. A deadbeat can hang _____ a piece of property for five years before a bank can claim it.
25. Thailand announced a bank reconstructuring plan last month, but none of the banks ____has agreed to it.
A. by far
B. so far
C. so far as
D. far from