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  81) In a quoted exchange rate of $1.69/British pound, the British pound is called the ________. A) base currency B) forward currency C) cross currency D) quoted currency   82) An exchange rate of ¥117.87/$ indicates ________. A) that 117.87 yen buys one dollar B) that 117.87 dollars buys one yen C) a direct quote on the dollar D) an.
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  105) ________ is the ease with which bondholders and shareholders may convert their investments into cash.   106) When small groups of low-income entrepreneurs borrow money at competitive rates without having to put up collateral, the process is known as obtaining ________.   107) A(n) ________ is a country or territory whose financial sector.
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  41) Which of the following is best classified as an economic union? A) Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) B) European Union (EU) C) North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) D) Andean Community   42) Economic integration whereby countries remove barriers to trade and the movement of labor and capital, erect a common trade policy against nonmembers, and.
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    91) If these 26 nations continue to eliminate all barriers to trade among themselves and erect a common trade policy against nonmembers, they would create a(n) ________. A) free trade area B) economic union C) customs union D) common market 92) Some countries in Moonland Union are interested not just in free trade among themselves.
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    11) The greatest benefit of regional integration is trade diversion.   12) Economic integration can unintentionally reward a less efficient producer within a trading bloc.   13) When trade diversion occurs, buyers will likely pay less for products. 14) In regional economic integration, industries requiring mostly unskilled labor will tend to shift production to low-wage.
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  133) How does the international capital market reduce the cost of money for borrowers? What are the two components for every quoted exchange rate?   134) Explain the concept of cross rates. Include a description of a vehicle currency and the role it plays in the foreign exchange market. 135) Briefly describe the.
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    51) ________ involves using taxes and government spending to influence the money supply indirectly. A) Monetary policy B) Domestic policy C) The law of one price D) Fiscal policy   52) When a government buys its own securities on the open market, ________. A) tax rates decline B) the money supply increases C) the nation's productivity increases D) it encourages.
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  130) Discuss "free trade areas" as a level of regional economic integration.  How can regional integration enable employment opportunities? 131) Discuss "political union" as a level of economic integration and "political cooperation" as a benefit of economic integration.   132) Explain the concepts of trade creation and trade diversion. Who are the winners.
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1) If the money supply increases, its price—in the form of interest rates—also increases.   2) An excess money supply creates a borrowers market, forcing down interest rates and the cost of borrowing.   3) Investors increase risk by holding international securities whose prices move independently.   4) When obtaining microcredit, small groups of low-income entrepreneurs.
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    31) The international financial market is composed of two interrelated systems called the ________ and the ________. A) international capital market; foreign exchange market B) international capital market; foreign goods market C) foreign goods market; international services market D) foreign goods market; foreign exchange market   32) Which of the following is a system that allocates.
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    71) The European Commission is the ________ body of the European Union. A) legislative B) executive C) financial D) monitoring   72) Which of the following is NOT a member of European Free Trade Association today? A) Sweden B) Liechtenstein C) Norway D) Switzerland 73) Which of the following countries is NOT a member of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
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  41) The international capital market's rapid growth rate is traced to all these EXCEPT ________. A) innovative financial instruments B) information technology C) foreign exchange rates D) deregulation   42) The unbundling and repackaging of hard-to-trade financial assets into more liquid, negotiable, and marketable financial instruments is called ________. A) market liquidity B) securitization C) bartering D) arbitrage   43) The world's.
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  21) Proponents of the efficient market view of exchange rates believe that companies can search for new pieces of information to improve forecasting.   22) Technical analysis employs charts of past trends in currency prices and other factors to forecast exchange rates.   23) The value of a currency expressed in dollars is called.
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  61) The Maastricht Treaty did all of the following EXCEPT ________. A) called for a common currency B) established targets for monetary union C) called for political union of member nations D) called for a customs union of member nations   62) Which of the following was NOT called for in the Maastricht Treaty? A) Banking in.
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1) Trade agreements are lowering trade barriers and opening new markets for goods and services.   2) A group of nations in a geographic region undergoing economic integration is called a regional trading bloc.   3) A common market area is the greatest extent of national integration.   4) In a free-trade area, each country is.
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  118) The ________ is the executive body of the European Union.   119) The ________ is the court of appeals of the European Union. 120) The ________ is the legislative body of the European Union.   121) The ________ is assigned the duty of auditing the European Union accounts and implementing its budget.   122) The European.
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    11) The international bond market consists of all stocks bought and sold outside the issuer's home country. 12) The spread of privatization is encouraging the growth of the international equity market.   13) All of Europe's currencies combined are referred to as Eurocurrency. 14) The London Interbank Bid Rate (LIBID) is the interest rate.
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    81) Today, the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) is best described as a(n) ________. A) economic union B) political union C) customs union D) European Union   82) The main challenge facing the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) is ________. A) the bloc has not yet signed an agreement calling for a single market B) military conflicts continue.
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    51) The international bond market consists of all bonds sold by issuing companies, governments, or other organizations ________. A) within their own countries B) to London banks C) outside their own countries D) to developing nations only   52) Typical buyers of bonds include all of the following EXCEPT ________. A) medium- to large-sized banks B) pension funds C).
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    91) A currency used as an intermediary to convert funds between two other currencies is called a(n) ________. A) spot currency B) vehicle currency C) forward currency D) interbank currency   92) The world's largest banks exchange currencies at spot and forward rates in the ________. A) securities exchanges B) Eurocurrency market C) interbank market D) over-the-counter market 93) A ________.
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    61) According to the efficient market view, the best predictor of exchange rates is ________. A) forward exchange rates B) fundamental analysis C) technical analysis D) statistical modeling   62) The efficient market view holds that prices of financial instruments ________. A) do not reflect all publicly available information B) are dependent on economic efficiency C) are not dependent.
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    101) The ________ brings together representatives of member states at the ministerial level to vote on proposed legislation. A) European Parliament B) European Commission C) Council of the European Union D) Court of Justice   102) The ________ drafts legislation, is responsible for managing and implementing policy, and monitors nations' implementation of, and compliance with, EU.
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  144) Compare and contrast the slow progress of the Andean Community and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Why have these trade blocs not been more successful? 145) Explain how political cooperation is a benefit of regional integration. How has the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) evolved towards political cooperation?       .
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    51) All of the following are true of trade diversion EXCEPT that it ________. A) is the opposite of trade creation B) can unintentionally reward a less-efficient producer within the trading bloc C) can increase prices of products D) guarantees consumers a wider selection of goods   52) Studies of the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) found.
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  108) Another term for regional economic integration is ________.   109) A group of nations in a geographic region undergoing economic integration is called a(n) ________.   110) The greatest extent of national integration occurs in a(n) ________.   111) The increase in the level of trade among nations that results from regional economic integration is.
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  115) In a quoted exchange rate, the currency that is to be purchased with another currency is called the ________. 116) The exchange rate calculated using two other exchange rates is called the ________.   117) The exchange rate requiring delivery of the traded currency within two business days is called the ________.   118).
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61) Foreign bonds issued in the United Kingdom are called ________. A) bulldog bonds B) yankee bonds C) samurai bonds D) dragon bonds   62) Foreign bonds issued and traded in Asia outside Japan are called ________. A) bulldog bonds B) yankee bonds C) samurai bonds D) dragon bonds   63) Factors responsible for growth in the international equity market include all.
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    31) When a country's currency is weak, the price of its ________. A) exports and imports declines B) exports on world markets declines and the price of imports increases C) exports and imports increases D) exports on world markets increases and the price of imports declines   32) A company selling in a country with a.
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  21) International transactions between two currencies other than the U.S. dollar often use the dollar as a vehicle currency.   22) An exchange rate requiring delivery of the traded currency within two business days is called a cross rate.   23) If you are traveling to another country and want to exchange currencies at.
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    71) The rate at which one currency is exchanged for another is called the ________. A) exchange rate B) LIBOR C) LICU rate D) Federal funds rate   72) The bid-ask spread in the foreign exchange market is the ________. A) price at which a bank will buy a currency B) price of currency in the foreign exchange.
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    31) The process whereby countries in a geographic region cooperate with one another to reduce or eliminate barriers to the international flow of products, people, or capital is called ________. A) regional economic integration B) region first policy C) intra-nation pact D) multi-domestic union   32) A group of nations in a geographic region undergoing economic.
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