A Level Secondary Secondary Business

Business News Quiz – 13.06.14

The competition to win new banking customers is about to intensify, as this business offers a current account. Some 17 million customers will be offered extra shopping discounts if they open an account. Which business is this?
Tesco ( )        M&S ( )            Sainsbury ( )         House of Fraser ( )

Which  sportswear retailer, has asked its shareholders to approve a new bonus scheme that will allow its founder, Mike Ashley, to receive a payout. The plan will grant as many as 25 million shares, worth about £200m, to 3,000 employees.
JD Sports ( )         Sports Direct ( )         Addidas ( )     Nike ( )

Which social networking  company has announced plans to expand advertising to the UK, Canada and Australia later this year?
Twitter ( )          Instagram ( )         Pinterest ( )         Friendster ( )

UK industrial output grew at its fastest annual pace for three years in April, official figures have shown. Output rose by what % in April from a year earlier?
9% ( )             7%  ( )          5%  ( )         3% ( )

Three World Cup football matches being played in Brazil this summer will be streamed in ultra-high-definition (UHD), the BBC has announced. The format, offers four times the resolution of 1080p high definition video. What is it also known as?
4J ( )            5K ( )             4K ( )          4.5J ( )

Which supermarket chain has reported a second consecutive quarter of falling sales as it faces increasing competition from discount rivals. It said like-for-like sales, which strip out trading at new stores, excluding fuel, in the 12 weeks to 7 June were 1.1% lower compared with a year earlier.
Tesco ( )         Sainsbury ( )         Waitrose ( )         ASDA ( )

The number of people out of work fell by 161,000 to what level? Therefore bringing the unemployment rate down to 6.6%.  
3.56m  ( )         2.56m  ( )        2.16m  ( )         3.16m ( )

The European Commission is to open a formal investigation into in 3 companies relation to tax arrangements with three EU countries. Which isn’t being investigated?
Apple  ( )         Microsoft ( )         Fiat ( )        Starbucks ( )

Network Rail has reported a pre-tax profit of £1.035bn for the year to 31 March compared with restated profits of £747m a year earlier. The number of rail passengers rose by how much in the year to 1.5 billion?
14.9 ( )         5.7% ( )          11.5% ( )         2.3% ( )

Which Irish airline has warned annual operating profits will be 10-20% lower than last year following a strike by cabin crew. The airline said a one-day strike last month and the threat of walk outs on 16 and 18 June had hurt future bookings?
Ryanair ( )         Aer Lingus ( )        Aer Arann ( )         Ireland airways ( )
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