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Business News Quiz – 02.10.13

Your topical business quiz for the week.

Which supermarket group was embarrassed enough to withdraw its ‘Mental Patient’ Halloween fancy dress costume and donate £25,000 to MIND by way of apology ?

Tesco ( ) Sainsburys ( ) ASDA ( ) Morrisons ( )

UK economic growth was confirmed at what rate for the second quarter of the year?

0.1% ( ) 0.7% ( ) 1.1% ( ) 1.7% ( )

Tesco announced a profits fall this morning to £1.39bn for the first 6 months of the year. What % drop is this ?

3.5% ( ) 13.5% ( ) 23.5% ) 33.5% ( )

Which industry may see its employees jailed for reckless misconduct according to George Osborne?

Oil ( ) Pharmaceuticals( ) Vehicle Manufacture ( ) Banking ( )

Which retailer plans to open 1,000 new stores in the UK after it announced sales had risen by 15%?

Poundland ( ) Next ( ) Primark ( ) Aldi ( )

How much has Royal Mail been valued at before its privatisation later this year?

£500m ( ) £3bn ( ) £33bn ( ) £53bn ( )

New rules came into effect on Tuesday giving shareholders a binding vote on what?

Directors pay ( ) Dividends paid ( ) Directors re-election ( ) Charitable donations ( )

700,000 workers were laid off on Tuesday. Where did this occur?

Esso ( ) Walmart ( ) Ford ( ) US Government ( )

What, according to a new survey, is damaging the chances of jobseekers?

Informal dress sense at interviews ( ) Not spending enough time on a CV ( )
Poor personal hygiene ( ) Claiming qualifications they don’t have ( )

Which of these brands DID NOT appear in the Top 20 CoolBrands for 2013/14?

BBC iPlayer ( ) Adidas ( ) Barclays ( ) Twitter ( )

Answers –
1) ASDA
2) 0.7%
3) 23.5%
4) Banking
5) Poundland
6) £3bn
7) Directors pay
8) US Government
9) Not spending enough time on CVs
10) Barclays

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