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Business News Quiz – October III

Questions

1. Passengers are enduring overcrowding, delays and chaos on train as a strike by RMT union members continues. Which train company is involved?

a) Midland trains  b)Virgin East Coast  c) Southern trains  d) Arriva Trains Wales

 

2. Tech giant Samsung has urged owners of the Galaxy Note 7 to turn off its high-end smartphone while it investigates new reports of the device catching fire. Where is the firm based?

a)China  b) South Korea   c) Japan  d) Vietnam

 

3. Facebook paid £4.16m in UK corporation tax last year, as it expanded its business in the UK. How much did they pay in 2014?

a) £24,327  b) £404,327  c) £4,327  d) £44,327

 

4. Many travellers buying foreign currency at the UK’s airports are now receiving less than one euro to the pound. Southampton Airport were selling at how many cents to the pound?

a) 88 euro cents  b) 78 euro cents  c) 98 euro cents  d) 95 euro cents

 

5. Marmite, PG Tips tea and Pot Noodles are among dozens of brands made unavailable on which supermarket website due to a dispute with Unilever. Unilever has confirmed it is raising prices in the UK to compensate for the sharp drop in the pound’s value?

a) Sainsbury   b) Waitrose  c) ASDA  d) Tesco

 

6. Which banking Group has confirmed 1,230 jobs are being cut as part of its continuing restructuring plan?

a) Lloyds  b) HSBC  c) Natwest  d) RBS

 

7. Which UK airline has settled worries over its immediate future by agreeing a £165m investment from Greybull Capital?

a) Easyjet   b) Monarch  c) Flybe  d) Jet2

 

8. Which tech firm has just announced that its HoloLens headset is coming to six new countries, including the UK. The headset is packed with sensors and delivers to users a view of the real world overlaid with virtual objects in the form of hologram-like graphics?

a) Microsoft   b) Apple c)  Google  d) Sony

 

9. This business has launched a second music streaming service in the US. in an unusual step, it is being offered at a discounted price if its use is restricted to the company’s voice-controlled speakers, half the monthly fee of competitors. Who are they?

a) Tidal  b) Spotify  c) Apple Music  d) Amazon Music

 

10. A driverless car has been tested among members of the public for the first time in the UK. Which town was this tested in?

a) Macclesfield  b) Melton Mowbray  c) Milton Keynes  d) Mansfield

 

Answers

1. Passengers are enduring overcrowding, delays and chaos on train as a strike by RMT union members continues. Which train company is involved?

c) Southern trains  

 

2. Tech giant Samsung has urged owners of the Galaxy Note 7 to turn off its high-end smartphone while it investigates new reports of the device catching fire. Where is the firm based?

b) South Korea

 

3. Facebook paid £4.16m in UK corporation tax last year, as it expanded its business in the UK. How much did they pay in 2014?

c) £4,327 

 

4. Many travellers buying foreign currency at the UK’s airports are now receiving less than one euro to the pound. Southampton were selling at how many cents to the pound?

a) 88 cents   

 

5. Marmite, PG Tips tea and Pot Noodles are among dozens of brands currently unavailable on which supermarket website due to a dispute with Unilever. Unilever has confirmed it is raising prices in the UK to compensate for the sharp drop in the pound’s value?

d) Tesco

 

6. Which banking Group has confirmed 1,230 jobs are being cut as part of its continuing restructuring plan?

a) Lloyds  

 

7. Which UK airline has settled worries over its immediate future by agreeing a £165m investment from Greybull Capital?

b) Monarch   

 

8. Which tech firm has just announced that its HoloLens headset is coming to six new countries, including the UK. The headset is packed with sensors and delivers to users a view of the real world overlaid with virtual objects in the form of hologram-like graphics?

a)  Microsoft   

 

9. This business has launched a second music streaming service in the US. in an unusual step, it is being offered at a discounted price if its use is restricted to the company’s voice-controlled speakers, half the monthly fee of competitors. Who are they?

d) Amazon Music

 

10. A driverless car has been tested among members of the public for the first time in the UK. Which town was this tested in?

c) Milton Keynes   

 

 

Links

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37611787

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37614770

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37600891

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37609114

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37639518

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37627913

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37628348

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37630601

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37628975

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37618574

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