Think about how you start your day!
After you awoke, you may have looked at
your CASIO watch for the time and turned
your SONY TV for the news. After washing
your hair with PANTENE, brushed your
teeth with COLGATE toothpaste and drove
off to class in your HONDA with its
BRIDGESTONE tyres and a tank of INPEX
Meanwhile on the other side of the
world a group of Japanese students
dressed in ANTA shirts, ANGEL
GARDEN jeans and LINING shoes
may be turning off their LENOVO in
their computer labs and debating
whether they should stop for hotpots
at LITTLESHEEP or drinks at
What do you and the Japanese
students have in common?
You are all consuming products made
by foreign-owned companies.
This is international business
To work on what one does the best
We specialize in Development
projects as well as four and five star
resorts and luxury hotels.
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What are negative effects of
international trade? (P.52)
Factories close and workers lose jobs
Farmers lose their way of life
The global economy is causing a growing
gap between rich and poor countries.
Economy is a system of building, using, and
distributing wealth and resources. Most
developing countries depend on the
developed nations for trade, investment,
money, and food. Sometimes people move
from poorer countries to richer ones in
search of a better life for themselves and
The largest part of most developed
economies is service industries （服务
What Do Developing
Countries Have in
Common? Developing countries are usually a bit
poorer than developed countries.
People in developing countries live as long
as people in developed countries.
Many people in developing countries cannot
read or write.
It’s tough for people in developing
countries to find jobs.
People in cities often have water,
electricity, and bathrooms. (developing
m i n o c a m u i t n c o
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