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Business English Exercise | Topic: Banking/Investing/Financial terms 4

Designed to teach you the vocabulary of the financial world, while polishing your grammar skills. Although it's meant for ESL students, it'll be useful to anyone who wants to practice this specialized vocabulary.

(Choose the best response for each one)

1. Using complicated mathematical algorithms to buy and sell securities is often referred to as "___________________ trading".

2. The economic ___________________ ( = the effect on the economy) of this decision will be substantial.
  interim period

3. We have plenty of foreign investors, but we have trouble attracting ___________________ ones.

4. The economy is still ___________________ ( = doing poorly).

5. A ___________________ website is one that helps you keep track of your expenses.

6. Risk ___________________ is a concept that has to do with trying to minimize risk in certain financial operations.

7. If someone anticipates a "pickup in volatility", he/she _______________.
  thinks things will become more uncertain
  is hoping for the best
  thinks things will stabilize

8. a cash ___________________ = money paid out by an organization as part of its operating activities, etc.

9. The central bank has taken ___________________ ( = radical, far-reaching) action to remedy this problem.

10. The meeting came in the ___________________ of some disappointing housing data. = The meeting occurred after some disappointing housing data was released.

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