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Business News Quiz – 18.11.15

Business quiz

1. Which online provider has opened a book shop in Seattle?

Amazon ( )             Ebay ( )              Microsoft ( )             ASOS ( )

2. The UK economy has slowed down in the 3rd quarter of 2015. How much did GDP rise by?

0.1% ( )                      0.5% ( )                     2% ( )                     5% ( )

3. Which country’s central bank has pushed up interest rates from 12.5% to 15.5% in an effort to curb soaring inflation?

Zambia ( )               China ( )              Brazil ( )              Germany ( )

4. Who is suing Bosch alleging that their vacuum cleaners use twice as much energy as claimed and that they are misleading consumers in “behaviour akin to the Volkswagen scandal”?

The EU ( )           Dyson ( )           The UK Government ( )           Currys ( )

5. Which bank said third-quarter net profit rose to £952m from £896m afrer it made a £1.1bn gain from its sale of US bank Citizens. The bank was bailed out by the UK government in 2008 and is currently 73% owned by the state.

Barclays ( )              Lloyds ( )              RBS ( )               TSB ( )

6. Which oil company has reported a loss for the third quarter of the year, after taking a big charge to reflect the cost of halting major projects. The company reported a loss of $6.1bn (£4bn) in the quarter, compared with a $5.3bn profit last year?

Shell ( )                  Exxon ( )                  Texaco ( )                 BP ( )

7. Travel firm Thomas Cook has been accused of “significant” health and safety shortcomings, following the deaths of two children poisoned by carbon monoxide. Where did the tragedy occur?

Crete ( )          Corfu ( )           Cancun ( )           Horbury ( )

8. Which bank’s profits jumped 32% from a year ago in the third quarter of 2015 to $6.1bn (£4bn), up from $3.6 for the same period last year? Lower costs from regulatory fines and thousands of job cuts have contributed to the higher profits!

Barclays ( )                Lloyds ( )                 RBS ( )               HSBC ( )

9. Which airline posted a 37% rise in half-yearly pre-tax profit after it became the first EU airline to carry more than 10 million passengers in a month in July?  They benefited from a stronger pound and cheaper oil.

Ryanair ( )           Easyjet ( )          British Airways ( )           Lufthansa ( )

10. Which firm have launched a bit to be the first fast food chain to sell alcohol in its UK restaurants? The restaurant  wants to sell plastic bottles of American beer to be drunk on the premises from this month.

McDonalds ( )              Burger King ( )              KFC ( )              Subway ( )

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Answers –

1. Which online provider has opened a book shop in Seattle?

Amazon ( )          Ebay ( )          Microsoft ( )          ASOS ( )

2. The UK economy has slowed down in the 3rd quarter of 2015. How much did GDP rise by?

0.1% ( )          0.5% ( )          2% ( )          5% ( )

3. Which country’s central bank has pushed up interest rates from 12.5% to 15.5% in an effort to curb soaring inflation?

Zambia ( )           China ( )           Brazil ( )           Germany ( )

4. Who is suing Bosch alleging that their vacuum cleaners use twice as much energy as claimed and that they are misleading consumers in “behaviour akin to the Volkswagen scandal”?

The EU ( )           Dyson ( )           The UK Government ( )           Currys ( )

5. Which bank said third-quarter net profit rose to £952m from £896m afrer it made a £1.1bn gain from its sale of US bank Citizens. The bank was bailed out by the UK government in 2008 and is currently 73% owned by the state.

Barclays ( )           Lloyds ( )          RBS ( )           TSB ( )

6. Which oil company has reported a loss for the third quarter of the year, after taking a big charge to reflect the cost of halting major projects. The company reported a loss of $6.1bn (£4bn) in the quarter, compared with a $5.3bn profit last year?

Shell ( )           Exxon ( )           Texaco ( )           BP ( )

7. Travel firm Thomas Cook has been accused of “significant” health and safety shortcomings, following the deaths of two children poisoned by carbon monoxide. Where did the tragedy occur?

Crete ( )          Corfu ( )           Cancun ( )           Horbury ( )

8. Which bank’s profits jumped 32% from a year ago in the third quarter of 2015 to $6.1bn (£4bn), up from $3.6 for the same period last year? Lower costs from regulatory fines and thousands of job cuts have contributed to the higher profits!

Barclays ( )           Lloyds ( )           RBS ( )           HSBC ( ) 

9. Which airline posted a 37% rise in half-yearly pre-tax profit after it became the first EU airline to carry more than 10 million passengers in a month in July?  They benefited from a stronger pound and cheaper oil.

Ryanair ( )           Easyjet ( )          British Airways ( )           Lufthansa ( )

10. Which firm have launched a bit to be the first fast food chain to sell alcohol in its UK restaurants? The restaurant  wants to sell plastic bottles of American beer to be drunk on the premises from this month.

McDonalds ( )           Burger King ( )           KFC ( )           Subway ( )

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