Edexcel Business Studies Unit 3 Jan 2013

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Edexcel GCE

Business Studies/Economics and Business
Advanced Unit 3: International Business
Tuesday 15 January 2013 – Morning Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
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6BS03/01 6EB03/01
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Use black ink or ball-point pen. Fill in the boxes at the top of this page with your name, centre number and candidate number. Answer all questions in Section A and Section B. Answer the questions in the spaces provided – there may be more space than you need. You may use a calculator.

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The total mark for this paper is 80. The marks for each question are shown in brackets – use this as a guide as to how much time to spend on each question. Quality of written communication will be taken into account in the marking of your response to Question 4 in Section A and Question 9 in Section B. These questions are indicated with an asterisk (*) – you should take particular care on these questions with your spelling, punctuation and grammar, as well as the clarity of expression.

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Read each question carefully before you start to answer it. Keep an eye on the time. Try to answer every question. Check your answers if you have time at the end. Turn over

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SECTION A Answer ALL the questions in this section. Evidence A Thousands march in Chile against Patagonia Dam Project Thousands of people marched in Santiago to protest against a proposed hydroelectric project in southern Chile. The project is expected to increase the electrical power supply by 15% when construction is completed in 2020. The $3.2 billion HidroAysen project is a joint venture, 51% owned by Italy’s Enel and 49% owned by the Chilean multinational Colbún. Enel, which operates in 40 countries, is Italy’s largest power company and the second largest power company in Europe. The project would mean building a series of five dams on two rivers in a remote area of Patagonia, 1,000 miles south of the capital, Santiago. Critics say this will destroy much of the biodiversity of this unspoilt region. Thousands of hectares of native forest and wetlands, including rare wildlife, would be flooded and destroyed if the dams are approved. Chileans find themselves having to choose between conserving natural beauty and biodiversity or creating infrastructure to boost economic development. (Source: adapted from http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/may/10/chile-hydroelectricdam?INTCMP=SRCH)

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Evidence B Chilean Court Blocks Plan for Patagonia Dam Project A Chilean appeals court on Monday suspended a plan to build five dams and hydroelectric plants in the country’s Patagonia region. The court ruling came in response to actions filed by environmental pressure groups and legislators arguing that the government commission that approved the $3.2 billion dam project last month had not taken into account a technical review. It was the government's original approval process that set off large scale protests around the country. The court ruling has now temporarily halted the building plans. (Source: adapted from Guardian News and Media Ltd. 2012)

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1 Explain two possible reasons why Enel may have formed a joint venture with Colbún for the HidroAysen project. . . . . . . . . . . . . .................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........... ................................................................................................................................. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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