Business Buzzwords: Hostile Deal

Please choose the most appropriate answer for each sentence.
  • 1

    That scenario would include the make-your-best-offer propositions like Verizon and MCI, the '..... knight' attempts to upset existing agreements like Blockbuster's, and straightforward hostile deals, which have been rather rare recently.

  • 2

    Leaders on both sides of the Pacific agree on the need to encourage long-term investments in factories and businesses and to minimize the boom and bust effects of so-called '..... money', the term for funds from investment companies, banks, and currency traders seeking a high rate of return on a short-term commitment.

  • 3

    Zinc just recently achieved a nominal all-time high and along with its fellow base metals counterparts has bucked the commodities trend in recent months, having an amazing run in its own ..... market.

  • 4

    Does Your Boss Play .....? - An account manager thought he was starting off well during his first week at a large advertising agency in Los Angeles, but just a few weeks later, his boss abruptly called him into his office and addressed him using a demeanor and tone he'd never experienced in his 17-year business career.

  • 5

    The eagerness for quick riches is hard to squelch; indeed, after an investing bubble, ..... bubble where investors rush in to buy all over again isn't uncommon.

  • 6

    The IMF estimates money ....., the process drug traffickers use to introduce proceeds of the sale or distribution of controlled substances into the legitimate financial market, to amount to between 2 and 5 percent of the world's GDP, about $600 billion annually.

  • 7

    "For now, let me just say that a strategic ..... point is a time in the life of a business when its fundamentals are about to change; that change can mean an opportunity to rise to new heights, but it may just as likely signal the beginning of the end." (Andrew S. Grove)

  • 8

    The ..... scheme continues to work on the 'rob-Peter-to-pay-Paul' principle, as money from new investors is used to pay off earlier investors until the whole scheme collapses.

  • 9

    ..... prefer low interest rates as a means of encouraging growth within the economy because this tends to lead to increased demand for consumer borrowing and spurs an increase in consumer spending; they believe the negative effects of low interest rates are negligible in the larger scheme of things.

  • 10

    The ..... rate in 1974 was about 7-8 percent, but today that rate is about 33 percent; even well established leadership companies can be swept away very, very fast now.

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