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澳洲新闻 (ABC新闻快递) 2010-01-23

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Stock markets around the world have fallen after the US president proposed sweeping1 new rules for Wall Street banks. Barak Obama's proposals could dramatically curtail2 the activities of American financial institutions, limiting their size and risk taking. 

Wall Street reacted badly to the news. The Dow closed more than 2% lower. The market was also dragged down by tech shares after a subsidiary of Google reported weak revenue. Uncertainty3 and the prospect4 of more regulation hit bank share prices in Europe as well. Britain's FTSE suffered its biggest weekly fall in nearly three months. The trend continued in the Asia. Japan's Nikkei slipped more than 2.5% in Friday trade. And the Australian dollar is buying 90 US cents, 55.9 British pence and 80.9 Japanese yen5 in the early Saturday trade.


The US president has weighed into the stash6 between China and internet company Google. Barack Obama says he is looking for answers from China over an alleged7 cyber-breach. Google threatened to withdraw from China after in a hacking8 attempt on the email accounts of human rights activists9 was reported


And Mcdonald's profits have jumped almost a quarter in the fourth quarter. The fast food giant’s attributing the upsides to stronger global sales.

 

And that’s ABC Business. 


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1 sweeping ihCzZ4     
adj.范围广大的,一扫无遗的
参考例句:
  • The citizens voted for sweeping reforms.公民投票支持全面的改革。
  • Can you hear the wind sweeping through the branches?你能听到风掠过树枝的声音吗?
2 curtail TYTzO     
vt.截短,缩短;削减
参考例句:
  • The government hopes to curtail public spending.政府希望缩减公共事业开支。
  • The minister had to curtail his visit.部长不得不缩短访问日期。
3 uncertainty NlFwK     
n.易变,靠不住,不确知,不确定的事物
参考例句:
  • Her comments will add to the uncertainty of the situation.她的批评将会使局势更加不稳定。
  • After six weeks of uncertainty,the strain was beginning to take its toll.6个星期的忐忑不安后,压力开始产生影响了。
4 prospect P01zn     
n.前景,前途;景色,视野
参考例句:
  • This state of things holds out a cheerful prospect.事态呈现出可喜的前景。
  • The prospect became more evident.前景变得更加明朗了。
5 yen JfSwN     
n. 日元;热望
参考例句:
  • He wanted to convert his dollars into Japanese yen.他想将美元换成日币。
  • He has a yen to be alone in a boat.他渴望独自呆在一条船上。
6 stash zFmya     
v.藏或贮存于一秘密处所;n.隐藏处
参考例句:
  • Stash away both what you lost and gained,for life continues on.将得失深藏心底吧,为了那未来的生活。
  • That's supposed to be in our private stash.这是我的私人珍藏。
7 alleged gzaz3i     
a.被指控的,嫌疑的
参考例句:
  • It was alleged that he had taken bribes while in office. 他被指称在任时收受贿赂。
  • alleged irregularities in the election campaign 被指称竞选运动中的不正当行为
8 hacking KrIzgm     
n.非法访问计算机系统和数据库的活动
参考例句:
  • The patient with emphysema is hacking all day. 这个肺气肿病人整天不断地干咳。
  • We undertook the task of hacking our way through the jungle. 我们负责在丛林中开路。
9 activists 90fd83cc3f53a40df93866d9c91bcca4     
n.(政治活动的)积极分子,活动家( activist的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • His research work was attacked by animal rights activists . 他的研究受到了动物权益维护者的抨击。
  • Party activists with lower middle class pedigrees are numerous. 党的激进分子中有很多出身于中产阶级下层。 来自《简明英汉词典》
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