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BA1 - Fundamentals of Business Economics
(2017 SYLLABUS) (Online)
1.It is necessary to include a balancing item in the balance of payments accounts in
A. Balance the current and capital accounts
B. Ensure that balance of payments equilibrium is achieved
C. Record accurately changes in the balance of official reserves
D. Compensate for mistakes made when recording current and capital flows
2.All of the following are elements of a supply side policy except which one?
A. Reductions in the marginal rates of taxation.
B. Increased entitlement to social security and unemployment benefits.
C. Increased public expenditure on education and training.
D. Privatization of public sector industries.
3.A country has a trade deficit. The demand for its imports and exports are both price
All of the following would lead to an a reduction in the country's trade deficit except
A. A fall in consumer incomes in the country.
B. An improvement in the country's terms of trade.
C. A depreciation in the exchange rate for the country's currency.
D. A rise in the rate of inflation in its trading partners' economies.
4.All of the following items would appear as a credit on the current account of a
country's balance of payments accounts except which one?
A. Interest payments on financial assets held overseas.
B. Exports of manufactured goods.
C. Outflows of capital.
D. Expenditure by visiting foreign tourists.
5.In a fully employed economy, which one of the following would lead to demand pull
A. A reduction in the rate of income tax
B. A rise in value added tax
C. An increase in the world price of oil
D. A rise in interest rates
6.Which of the following best defines a fiscal policy?
A. A policy that increases government spending to increase national income
B. A policy which seeks to influence the economy through manipulation of
government spending and taxation
C. A polic