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Factories in Japan cut output in October, adding to evidence of an Asia-wide slowdown and boding ill for the rest of the world that has relied on the region to keep the global economy humming. Japanese companies cut production for the fifth month which fell by a biggest margin since February 2010
The fall in Japan was expected -- in fact a drop of 1.8 percent was smaller than forecast 3.3 percent -- after a key stimulus measure, incentives for buyers of fuel-efficient cars, expired in September, and exports continued to cool.
The drop, however, confirmed expectations that the world's third-largest economy would contract in the final quarter of the year after a stimulus-driven spurt in the third quarter.
日本工厂减少了输出量，这又一次证明了亚洲经济的萧条。日本已经预料到了这种下降，此前预测是3.3% ，事实上只是下降了1.8%. 这道题目重点是抓住两个数字。
bode ill 凶多吉少
incentive n. 动机;刺激;
expire v. 期满;终止;死亡;
Global talks on climate change opened in Cancún, Mexico, on Monday with the toughest issues unresolved and little expectation of a breakthrough on shaping an international treaty to curb emissions of the heat-trapping gases linked to global warming.
The United States entered the talks in a weak position because of a lack of action on domestic climate and energy legislation and continuing disputes with China and other major developing nations over verification of emissions reductions. The United Nations negotiating process itself is on the line, with many saying that the 190-nation talks cannot survive another debacle like that at Copenhagen last December.
6. Why did Pakistan ministry refuse to allow US officials to visit a Nuclear reactor?
7. What did the Iranian president accuse the United States of in reacting to the massive leaking of US diplomatic cables?
8. What was the presidential candidate Michel Martell's attitude now toward the national balloting held on Sunday in Haiti?
9. By what percentage did Japanese companies cut production for the fifth month since February 2010?
10. Which of the following statements does not apply to the global talks on climate change held in Cancun, Mexico?
curb n. 控制
emissions n. 排放物;
debacle n. 崩溃;