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澳洲新闻 (ABC新闻快递) 2012-01-04

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 And Germany has recorded a slower unemployment rate in 20 years. The jobless rate in December fell to 6.8 percent, that's down slightly from the 6.9 percent recorded in November.

The number of people unemployed1 in Germany during 2011 topped more than 41 million people, a record high since the country's unification in 1990. The economists2 are warning Germany's economic growth is expected to slow in the coming year, putting further pressure on jobs.
 
China's Premier3 Wen Jiabao has warned of a difficult start to year amid rising concerns over a sharp slowdown in the economy. He's reiterated4 his pledge to expand domestic demand to try to ward5 off the effects of the downturns in both the United States and Europe.
 
China's economy grew by an estimated 9 percent last year, down one percent on the previous year.
 
Let's go to the markets. The Dow Jones has just closed 179 points higher. The Nasdaq gained 44 points. The S&P 500 was up 21 and in London, the FTSE closed 128 points higher.
 
Checking commodity prices now. West Texas Crude is trading at $102.99 a barrel. Tapis Crude is at $118.61 a barrel and Gold is at $1602.89 an ounce. The Australian dollar has firmed. It's now buying 103 US cents, 79 euro cents and 66 pence sterling6.

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1 unemployed lfIz5Q     
adj.失业的,没有工作的;未动用的,闲置的
参考例句:
  • There are now over four million unemployed workers in this country.这个国家现有四百万失业人员。
  • The unemployed hunger for jobs.失业者渴望得到工作。
2 economists 2ba0a36f92d9c37ef31cc751bca1a748     
n.经济学家,经济专家( economist的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The sudden rise in share prices has confounded economists. 股价的突然上涨使经济学家大惑不解。
  • Foreign bankers and economists cautiously welcomed the minister's initiative. 外国银行家和经济学家对部长的倡议反应谨慎。 来自《简明英汉词典》
3 premier R19z3     
adj.首要的;n.总理,首相
参考例句:
  • The Irish Premier is paying an official visit to Britain.爱尔兰总理正在对英国进行正式访问。
  • He requested that the premier grant him an internview.他要求那位总理接见他一次。
4 reiterated d9580be532fe69f8451c32061126606b     
反复地说,重申( reiterate的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • "Well, I want to know about it,'she reiterated. “嗯,我一定要知道你的休假日期,"她重复说。 来自英汉文学 - 嘉莉妹妹
  • Some twenty-two years later President Polk reiterated and elaborated upon these principles. 大约二十二年之后,波尔克总统重申这些原则并且刻意阐释一番。
5 ward LhbwY     
n.守卫,监护,病房,行政区,由监护人或法院保护的人(尤指儿童);vt.守护,躲开
参考例句:
  • The hospital has a medical ward and a surgical ward.这家医院有内科病房和外科病房。
  • During the evening picnic,I'll carry a torch to ward off the bugs.傍晚野餐时,我要点根火把,抵挡蚊虫。
6 sterling yG8z6     
adj.英币的(纯粹的,货真价实的);n.英国货币(英镑)
参考例句:
  • Could you tell me the current rate for sterling, please?能否请您告诉我现行英国货币的兑换率?
  • Sterling has recently been strong,which will help to abate inflationary pressures.英国货币最近非常坚挺,这有助于减轻通胀压力。
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