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Business News Quiz – 17.03.16

Business quiz

1) Liliane Bettencourt has been named as the world’s wealthiest woman. Which global business is she the heir to?

  • Real Madrid
  • L’Oreal
  • Walmart
  • Holiday Inn

2) How many jobs does the British Retail Consortium forecast will be lost in the UK retail sector by 2025?

  • 25,000
  • 75,000
  • 900,000
  • 150,000

3) Where have 84% of workers voted in favour of a new pay deal to enable an all-night service to be offered?

  • London Underground
  • Ocado
  • NHS A&E
  • Dominos Pizza UK outlets

4) A new national newspaper for the UK was launched on Monday 29 February 2016. What is it called?

  • Independent Today
  • New Day
  • The Day Today
  • You Today

5) Employees of which company have had their bonuses reduced and seen canteens close?

  • John Lewis
  • Google
  • Tesco
  • British Airways

6) Which firm’s shares rose 6% on rumours of a takeover bid?

  • Hornby
  • Rolls Royce
  • Whitbread
  • Burberry

7) Which Supermarket chain has announced a fourth straight year of declining profits? Underlying profits before tax were £242m down from £345m the previous year. Total turnover was down 4.1% to £16.1bn.

  • Tesco
  • ASDA
  • Sainsburys
  • Morrisons

8) Maria Sharapova’s sponsors have cancelled their contracts over her failed drugs test. Which of these is not a sponsor?

  • Nike
  • Vans
  • Tag Heuer
  • Porsche

9) Which energy company is making 2,400 redundancies, including the closure of an office in Leeds, as it announced annual losses of €137m (£106m) compared with €227m profit in 2014? The company was recently voted as the worst for customer service.

  • Npower
  • Eon
  • British Gas
  • EDF

10) Which social media firm has bought a selfie face swap app?

  • Facebook
  • Twtter
  • Pinterest
  • Tumblr

 

Answers:

1) L’Oreal

2) 900,000

3) London Underground

4) New Day

5) John Lewis

6) Burberry

7) Morrisons

8) Vans

9) Npower

10) Facebook

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