A Level Secondary Business

Business News Quiz – 01.03.13

1. Which Premier League football club saw profits fall sharply to £17.8m for the six months to the end of November despite selling a major player for £24m?

Manchester United ( ) Arsenal ( ) Chelsea ( ) Everton ( )

2. Which clothes retailer has enjoyed an “outstanding performance” during the past few months, according to its owner Associated British Foods. It expects total sales to be up 23% in six months to 2 March?

Primark ( ) Oasis ( ) Topshop ( ) Superdry ( )

3. The UK economy grew by more than previously thought in 2012, official figures have shown. The Office for National Statistics revised its growth estimate for the year up from no growth to?

1.3% ( ) 0.3% ( ) 0.5% ( ) 1% ( )

4. Which retailer has withdrawn meatballs from sale in 14 European countries after tests in the Czech Republic found traces of horsemeat in a batch made in Sweden?

Tesco ( ) ASDA ( ) Ikea ( ) Waitrose ( )

5. What happened to the £ over the weekend after the loss of the UK’s top AAA credit rating?

Fell to a two-and-a-half year low against the dollar ( ) Rose to a two-and-a-half year high against the dollar ( )

Stayed the same ( ) Fell to a-half year low against the dollar ( )

6. Which company has agreed to buy ESPN’s UK and Ireland TV channels as it adds to its live sports coverage?

Channel 5 ( ) ITV ( ) 02( ) BT ( )

7. A “complete lack of common sense” in the Department for Transport’s handling of the West Coast Main Line franchise deal will cost taxpayers “??” at the very least”, MPs have said?

£25 bn ( ) £50 bn ( ) £50 m ( ) £550 m ( )

8. Which company has unveiled its first touchscreen-enabled laptop?

Google ( ) Sony ( ) Nokia ( ) Apple ( )

9. Who has been accused of putting profits before safety on the first day of a trial in New Orleans over liability for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill?

Royal Dutch Shell ( ) BP ( ) ExxonMobil ( ) Sinopec ( )

10. Who has reported a rise in profits for 2012 after colder weather? Profits from its residential energy supply arm rose 11% from a year earlier to £606m. It said gas consumption had risen by 12%?

British Gas ( ) NPower ( ) EDF ( ) Scottish Power ( )

Answers

1 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21581496
2-   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21571752
3 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21598509
4 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21569645
5 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21570578
6 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21577676
7 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-21577826
8 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21534382
9 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21548117
10 –http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21598504

Donna Jestin

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