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Business News Quiz – 15.02.2013

1. Which high-street bank has said it will cut 3,700 jobs following a strategic review, as it aims to reduce costs by £1.7bn.
Natwest ( ) Barclay’s ( ) HSBC ( ) Lloyd’s TSB ( )

2. What 2 airlines are planning to merge to form one of the world’s biggest airlines, according to media and newswire sources?
KLM & Delta ( ) Lufthansa & Qatar ( ) British Airways & Virgin Atlantic ( ) American Airlines & US Airways ( )

3. Which supermarket’s Value Spaghetti Bolognese contains 60% horsemeat, DNA tests by the retailer have found?
Tesco ( ) ASDA ( ) Waitrose ( ) Sainsbury ( )

4. The rate of UK consumer price inflation remained unchanged at what level, for the fourth consecutive month in January, official data has shown?
3.5% ( ) 2.7% ( ) 4.5% ( ) 3.7% ( )

5. Luxury smartphone maker Vertu has launched its first Android-operated handset. The Vertu Ti costs how much? And is made at the firm’s headquarters in Church Crookham, Hampshire? £8,994 ( ) £16,994 ( ) £18,994 ( ) £6,994 ( )

6. Which Leeds-based high street retailer, which has around 120 stores and employs some 2,500 staff, has entered administration?
Republic ( ) ASDA ( ) ARK ( ) Northern Foods ( )

7. Which carmaker has reported a net loss of 5bn euros ($6.7bn; £4.3bn) for 2012, compared with a 588m euro profit a year earlier?
Vauxhall ( ) Peugeot Citroen ( ) Ford ( ) BMW( )

8. Who is trialling a new TV and film streaming service called Clubcard TV. The free on-demand service will allow the supermarket’s 15 million loyalty card holders to access TV shows and films online?
Staples ( ) Tesco ( ) Boots ( ) Sainsbury ( )

9. Apple’s boss has called a lawsuit brought by activist shareholder David Einhorn a “silly sideshow”. But he said the board is discussing Mr Einhorn’s proposal to help shareholders get a better return on their investment despite so much of the computing giant’s money sitting idle in cash. Who is Apple’s boss?
Tim Ford ( ) Tim Cook ( ) Steve Jobs ( ) Steve Wozniack ( )

10. Global sales of which technology product fell in 2012 compared with the previous year, according to a report from research company Gartner?
Computer games ( ) Tablet’s ( ) Mobile phones ( ) Laptops ( )

Answers –
1 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21423691
2–  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21454925
3 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21418342
4 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21425939
5 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21387371
6 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21431753
7 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21439941
8 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21429675
9 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21442296
10 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21441953

Donna Jestin

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