In each of these questions, four of the five sentences when arranged in order contribute to the main idea of a paragraph. Find the sentence which does not contribute to the main idea of the paragraph.
  • a)
    "Disinflation has been taking place across a broad range of countries and regions," the report stated. "By 2015 inflation rates were below medium-term expectations in more than 85 percent of a broad sample of 120 economies - 20 percent of which were actually experiencing outright deflation."
  • b)
    This year, the trade growth rate will only be 80 percent of GDP, the first time trade growth has dipped below GDP growth since 2001 and only the second time since 1982
  • c)
    The WTO forecast that global trade would grow by only 1.7 percent this year, compared to the already low rate of 2.8 percent it had predicted in April.
  • d)
    In the analytic chapters of its latest "World Economic Outlook" (WEO) report, the IMF warned that "broad-based" low inflation and outright deflation could lead to a full-blown deflationary cycle in which lower prices, combined with falling investment, lead to a further economic contraction.
  • e)
    World Economic Outlook - Report issued this week by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) point to worsening stagnation in the global economy and a consequent rise of nationalist tensions.
Correct answer is option 'B'. Can you explain this answer?

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EduRev CAT
Jan 18, 2022
The paragraph talks about WTO and IMF report on stagnation gripping global economy - Sentence (e) - then the prediction by WTO for the growth of global trade and what the contents of the reports are - Sentence (c), (d) and (e). But sentence (b) talks about 'this year' prediction of trade growth rate as part of GDP, which is not being talked about in any of the sentences.

The paragraph talks about WTO and IMF report on stagnation gripping global economy - Sentence (e) - then the prediction by WTO for the growth of global trade and what the contents of the reports are - Sentence (c), (d) and (e). But sentence (b) talks about 'this year' prediction of trade growth rate as part of GDP, which is not being talked about in any of the sentences.
The paragraph talks about WTO and IMF report on stagnation gripping global economy - Sentence (e) - then the prediction by WTO for the growth of global trade and what the contents of the reports are - Sentence (c), (d) and (e). But sentence (b) talks about 'this year' prediction of trade growth rate as part of GDP, which is not being talked about in any of the sentences.