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    Default low-in come countries

    Hi, do you think that the verb "lack" means to need or it means there is not enough, e.g.
    The arrival of foreign banks means more oppurtinities for low-in come countries, which might otherwise lack banking options."
    And what does it mean "low-in come" countries? thanks

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    Default Re: low-in come countries

    Quote Originally Posted by me78 View Post
    And what does it mean "low-in come" countries? thanks
    I've found right variant of this phrase "The arrival of foreign banks means more opportunities for low-income countries, which might otherwise lack banking options." It's from http://www.economist.com/finance/dis...ory_id=7891322 :)

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    Default Re: low-in come countries

    this article I've already read, but what does it lack means, makes them not so strong, right?

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    Default Re: low-in come countries

    Quote Originally Posted by me78 View Post
    Hi, do you think that the verb "lack" means to need or it means there is not enough, e.g.
    The arrival of foreign banks means more oppurtinities for low-in come countries, which might otherwise lack banking options."
    And what does it mean "low-in come" countries? thanks
    "lack" means "to have none or not enough of something"

    "low-income countries" means countries where the income (earnings) of
    people is low

    So, this sentence is saying that the arrival of foreign banks creates/provides
    more opportunities for countries where the incomes are low. Otherwise
    (if the foreign banks did not come in), there may be no, or not enough
    banking options.

    Hope this helps.
    Last edited by englishstudent; 18-Sep-2006 at 16:41. Reason: Spelling correction

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    Default Re: low-in come countries

    thanks, now it's all right, good job englishstudent

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