A Level GCSE Secondary Secondary Business

January Business Quiz

Which car manufacturer has unveiled a new concept sports car, Future …….-1 (FT-1), at the Detroit motor show?
VW ( )                Toyota ( )            Ford ( )                 Vauxhall ( )

Sports Direct, the retailer run by billionaire Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley, has bought 4.6% of which department store?
House of Fraser ( )         Selfridges ( )             John Lewis ( )             Debenhams ( )

Which online fashion retailer saw both UK and international sales surge in the run-up to Christmas. Total sales for the four months to the end of last year jumped 38% from a year earlier to £335.7m.?
Very ( )              Asos ( )                     Pretty little things ( )         Misguided ( )

Which car maker has posted record sales for 2013 with 425,000 cars sold worldwide. This was up almost a fifth for the company, which has plants in the West Midlands and Merseyside?
BMV ( )                 VW ( )                  Jaguar Land Rover ( )         Ford ( )

The gap between imports and exports of goods shrank in November, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said. The overall trade deficit narrowed from £3.5bn to ???
£3.0bn ( )            £3.2bn ( )             £2.8bn ( )              £2.5bn ( )

Google has announced plans to buy thermostat maker Nest Labs for $3.2bn (£2bn), continuing a string of recent acquisitions, Google said the cash deal was expected to be completed in the next few months. California-based Nest Labs was founded by two former executives from which company?
Microsoft ( )              Yahoo ( )             Apple ( )                 Facebook ( )

Which house builder says the government’s Help to Buy scheme and high demand has driven its prices up over the past six months? 
Bellway ( )             Barratt ( )            Taylor Wimpy ( )             DWH ( )

Which country has claimed that it is “very likely” that it overtook the US as the world’s top trading nation, a title the US has held for decades. According to the latest data, their total trade grew at an annual rate of 7.6% to $4.16tn (£2.5tn) last year?
China ( )                 Japan ( )                 Germany ( )            Brazil ( )

The UK’s inflation rate, as measured by the Consumer Prices Index, fell to ???  in December, down from 2.1% the month before?
1.5% ( )                 1.9% ( )                  1.8% ( )                 2% ( )

Time Warner Cable has rejected a) bid from rival, Charter Communications, worth how much?  Saying the offer price was “grossly inadequate”?
$70bn ( )             $60bn ( )                $40bn ( )                 $80bn ( )

Answers –
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25723804
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25709718
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25725369
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25705497
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25665803
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25722666
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25724709
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25678415
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25726621
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25723203

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