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Business News Quiz – 28.09.15

Users in the UK, Australia and Japan reported problems using which communications app this week, as they “detected an issue with the status settings”?

Skype ( )             Messenger( )            Whatsapp   ( )          Snapchat ( )

 

Which retailer has said it will cut the cost of some items sold in hospital outlets after the BBC found it was charging less on the high street?

Spar ( )                  Starbucks ( )                WH Smith( )            Costa ( )

 

It was reported this week that the Bank of England may have to cut rates to combat low inflation, what is the current UK base rate?

0.25% ( )           0.5%( )               0.75% ( )                 1% ( )

 

Chief executive Martin Winterkorn has resigned following the revelation that this firm manipulated US diesel car emissions tests. Which company was he CEO of?

Jaguar Land Rover ( )                    BMW( )               Volkswagen ( )              Ford ( )

 

Boeing is planning to open a plant in which emerging market in partnership with state-owned Commercial Aircraft Corporation?

Brazil ( )              China ( )           Mexico ( )                Russia ( )

 

Which airline plans to offer broadband access on its short and medium-haul flights from next summer?

Air Berlin ( )            Spanair ( )                   Lufthansa ( )                    KLM ( )

 

Which supermarket is to reduce number of 24-hour stores because low number of overnight customers mean cost of keeping supermarkets open is not covered?

Tesco ( )                ASDA ( )             Waitrose ( )               Morrisons ( )

 

Which social media app now has more users than twitter at 400million users?

Instagram( )                 Tumblr( )               Snapchat ( )                  Flickr ( )

 

Which UK TV channel is in talks to be privatised?

ITV ( )              Channel4 ( )                      BBC1 ( )                     BBC2( )

 

Which UK fashion firm, has shrugged off concerns about the Chinese economy by officially launching in the world’s most populous country with a catwalk show?

Forever21 ( )                Topshop ( )                       Superdry ( )                 Hollister ( )

 

Answers –

  1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34312694
  2. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-34323136
  3. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34291815
  4. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34340997
  5. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34344067
  6. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34314225
  7. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3246958/Tesco-reduce-number-24-hour-stores-low-number-overnight-customers-mean-cost-keeping-supermarkets-open-not-covered.html
  8. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/sep/23/instagram-400m-users-young-app-twitter
  9. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34354216
  10. http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/sep/22/superdry-owner-china-catwalk-show-supergroup-stores

 

 

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