Unformatted text preview: Economics in the News 28 September 2009 Questions 1. Match the country with their stock market index Choice Japan Germany Hong Kong Spain France 2. The Football Association has agreed a further four year partnership deal with which drinks business? 3. The Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors is a group of finance ministers and central bank governors from 20 economies. Which nation is NOT a member? 4. World oil prices have fallen this week because of weaker forecasts for global oil demand. Daily crude production in the world is estimated to be? ( )55 million barrels ( )125 million barrels ( )85 million barrels ( )35 million barrels ( )Russia ( )Turkey ( )Mexico ( )Thailand ( )Cobra Beer ( )Heineken ( )Carlsberg UK ( )Vodkat Correct Match Match CAC 40 Dax Hang Seng IBEX Nikkei www.tutor2u.net 5. Three of these countries have the biggest reserves of natural gas in the world. Which is the odd one out? 6. The Bank of England's MPC was unanimous in their decision to keep rates on hold at 0.5% in September. In which year was the Bank of England made independent? 7. Which business this week reached an agreement to sell Apple's popular iPhone in the UK ending the exclusivity of the deal between Apple and O2? 8. The Scottish government is considering a 40p per unit minimum price for alcohol. For a heavy drinker this is likely to cost him/her how much extra per year? 9. House prices in England and Wales fell very slightly in August 09 according to the Land Registry the average house price is now 10. The Motor Insurers' Bureau , which compensates people in accidents with uninsured drivers, estimates how many people in the UK drove without cover in 2008? ( )1.2 million ( )1.7 million ( )0.5 million ( )3.5 million ( )416,890 ( )225,000 ( )355,000 ( )155,000 ( )50 ( )140 ( )389 ( )745 ( )Scottish Mobile ( )Orange ( )TMobile ( )Virgin Mobile ( )2004 ( )1995 ( )1997 ( )2000 ( )Russia ( )Iran ( )Canada ( )Qatar www.tutor2u.net Answers 1 Choice Japan Germany Hong Kong Spain France 2 Carlsberg UK 3 Thailand 4 85 million barrels 5 Canada 6 1997 7 Orange 8 140 9 155,000 10 1.7 million Correct Match Correct Match Nikkei Dax Hang Seng IBEX CAC 40 www.tutor2u.net ...
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