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Interview Questions Coronavirus Covid-19
1-Vice Pres Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria
1. You are currently in self-isolation as a result of coronavirus. What can you tell us about the precautions you have taken and about the impact this experience is having on your life as well as on the lives your friends, family and the nation in general?
2. As Vice President, you are second-in-command and thus play a major role in leading and guiding the nation. What is it like to have that responsibility? How do you balance your influence in society with your self-awareness and sense of moral duty to the people of Nigeria?
3. Nigeria faces a number of challenges on the world’s stage in terms of catching up with the leading industrialized nations—and yet it already stands apart from other African nations and is recognized as a leader on the African continent.……
...Countries Comparative cultures: Portugal
Section I: Concrete Experience
I have been attracted to Portugal for most of my life, because I have some Portuguese ancestry. I was curious, for example, about how much of the culture of family has been influenced by this background, and what elements. But as I got older I also started just to take an interest in the country in general. I would cheer for Portugal at the World Cup and things like that, for example, when I don’t know if I had any reason to. I started to become quite curious about this place that was on one hand a fairly normal Western country that seemed like it would be familiar in many respects to my own life, but on the other hand also seemed to be quite a bit different – slower pace of life, high family orientation, less work-obsessed than one might normally find……
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Comparing the U.S. Health Care System to Other Countries
The US health care system compares favorably to some other countries in terms of long-term costs but unfavorably to others in terms of quality of care. However, statistics about costs can be misleading because … However, statistics about costs can be misleading because there are administrative costs and long-term care costs; there are also tax payer costs in countries like the UK and Japan, where health care has been nationalized. So household expenses may seem high in the US but in the … Indians, many of whom are impoverished by Western standards, healthcare costs are not cheap.
Graph 1. Healthcare costs of US compared to other countries (Peter G. Peterson Foundation, 2019).
In the UK, even though care is nationalized, individuals can still shop around among providers. This is ……
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… common means of entering markets in Asia, where local knowledge requirements are high. Acquisition is less necessary in the NAFTA area, because those countries can typically be accessed without the need for an acquisition in the target country.
One of the considerations for acquisition in manufacturing specifically … environment is one of them. However, an American company can buy a British firm, for example, and then manufacture to the other EU countries. Or they can buy a company anywhere in the EU – the key is the access to growth from the Union’s other major … but being a fast-mover was a strong competitive move for KFC, and allowed it to capture substantial market share in a lot of countries around the world.
5. Financial institutions might prefer to provide credit in financial markets outside of their country because they want to gain … pragmatic in nature – in……
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… Assumptions have been made that higher levels of corruption are related to tighter bureaucracy. Among the informal institutions, more bureaucracy is seen in countries where there is a conservative role of government, and the corrupt countries have more individualistic ideologies in nature. Perceptions were that informal institutions should be adhered to if there is less uncertainty avoidance, which means … beliefs and social norms that the person learns at an early age and sticks to them throughout life. The cultural domain in different countries affects differently on the business dealings and entrepreneurship in the light of bureaucracy. Hofstede distinguishes four cultural dimensions, out of which collectivism versus ……
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… for the rest of South America. It’s the biggest market in the region, but there are other strong markets, in particular the Andean countries, which make up most of the rest of South America. Lessons learned in Brazil can probably be applied to other countries in the region.
There are also threats that Peak has to take into consideration. First is the threat of competition. Even if Peak ……
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Amazon operates in 58 countries, and while its international operations tend to be offsetting in terms of costs and revenues, there still foreign currency profits that end up … what tactics it undertakes to mitigate these risks on its income statement and balance sheet.
Amazon has online retail operations in 58 countries around the world, and these are typically priced in local currency. This has implications for the company’s strategies with respect to foreign exchange … in terms of how the foreign currency policies Amazon utilizes impact on its bottom line.
Amazon operates in at least 58 different countries around the world. This means that it has exposure to a large number of currencies – less than 58 because of the euro … hopes that consumers will start to think that Amazon’s prices overall are good. The complexity of Amazon’s pricing strategy is mirrored in other countries,……
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… climate for the growth of the grain and this means that a majority of farmers have planted the grain for export to Western countries making it scarce and pricey for the locals to buy. Globalization has led to food from different cultures and countries to be enjoyed in other countries. Nowadays, we find whole cuisines being available in different countries across the globe and people can enjoy the variety of food found in the world in the comfort of their homes. Immigrants tend … home.
Globalization has had an impact on the environment through climate change. Economic losses in one country have a ripple effect on other countries across the globe. This has affected the environment as well. Due to globalization, there is a need for industries to increase their production … 2016). What…[break]…of globalization, instead, there should be a way for the locals to still enjoy the grain……
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10. To stop violence against women
Background and Significance
According to the Human Development Index of 2019, Niger is grouped among the poorest countries in the world, and more than 50 percent of its population survive with less than a dollar per day. Most of the population ……
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