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Business News Quiz – 06.03.15

Newspapers_49559614 smallUS economy figures have been revised down for the 4th quarter of last year, what were they revised to?
2.5% ( )     2.2% ( )     3% ( )     3.4% ( )

 

Volkswagen has reported a sharp jump in annual profits, Europe’s largest carmaker posted net profits of €10.8bn (£7.8bn) for 2014, up on year earlier.
10% ( )     12% ( )     21% ( )     22% ( )

 

Which bank has reported a 21% fall in pre-tax profits?
Lloyds TSB ( )     Natwest ( )     Barclays ( )     HSBC ( )

 

Tinder the online dating app, has announced it will start to charge users over what age?
23 ( )     28 ( )     25 ( )     20 ( )

 

Who is to release a virtual reality headset as part of a tie-up with Valve, a leading PC video games publisher?
Microsoft ( )     LG ( )     HTC ( )     Samsung ( )

 

Which financial services provider who floated on the stock market in November, has reported “record performance and profits”?
Virgin Money ( )     Britannia ( )     Nationwide ( )     Yorkshire Building society ( )

 

The UK government has announced that it is selling its 40% stake in the cross-Channel train operator Eurostar to an Anglo-Canadian consortium for ?
£656.1m ( )     £257.5m ( )     £557.1m ( )      £757.1m ( )

 

US drugs maker AbbVie has said it will buy a cancer drug specialist for $21bn (£13.76bn, €19bn). Who are they buying?
Johnson and Johnson ( )     GSK ( )      Pharmacyclics ( )      Pharmacare ( )

 

Who has revealed an upgraded version of its virtual reality helmet, which it says it plans to put on sale in 2016?
Google ( )      Sony ( )     Microsoft ( )     Apple ( )

 

UK interest rates have been kept unchanged again by the Bank of England, meaning they have now been at their record low of 0.5% for how many years?
Five ( )     Six ( )     Seven ( )     Eight ( )

 

Answers –

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-31663172

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-31663431

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-31705835

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31700036

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31664948

http://www.bbc.com/news/business/companies/

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-31721334

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-31748965

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31723030

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-31747859

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