Business News Quiz – 16.02.15

Newspapers_49559614 smallWhich supermarket giant has named the 43 stores it is closing across the country, a move that will put 2,000 jobs at risk?

Aldi ( )      Morrison’s( )      Tesco ( )      ASDA ( )


This US technology giant has reported the biggest quarterly profit ever made by a public company. Who are they?

Hewlett Packard ( )      Facebook ( )      Microsoft ( )      Apple ( )


Who is reviving plans to drill for oil in the Arctic in a move likely to intensify its battle with environmentalists?

Nippon Oil ( )      Royal Dutch Shell( )      BP ( )      Sinopec ( )


The chairman of Royal Mail is to step down. He oversaw the controversial privatisation of the postal company and has been in the post since 2009. Who is he?

Stuart Rose ( )      Donald Brydon ( )      Terry Leahy ( )      Alan Sugar ( )


Which social media Company reported fourth-quarter profits of $701m (£462m), a 34% increase on the same period a year ago?

Facebook ( )      YouTube ( )      Twitter ( )      Yahoo ( )


Don Thompson the boss of which company is stepping down after two and a half years in the job? The company continues to struggle with a declining customer base in the US.

Dell ( )      eBay ( )      McDonalds ( )      Burger King ( )


Which South Korean tech giant has reported its first annual earnings decline in three years, in part due to a sharp drop in sales of mobile phones?

Pantech Curitel ( )      LG Electronics ( )      Nokia ( )      Samsung Electronics ( )


The UK’s economy grew by last year, the fastest pace since 2007 and up from 1.7% in 2013, official figures have shown.

2.6%( )      3.4% ( )      4.5% ( )      2.9% ( )


Shares in the e-commerce giant Alibaba fell 7% after sales fell short of targets. In which country are they based?

China ( )      Mexico ( )      South Korea ( )      Turkey ( )


Which TV provider is to launch UK mobile phone service?

Virgin Media ( )      Sky ( )      Freeview ( )      Talk Talk ( )



Our weekly news quizzes are put together by Donna Jestin, Business Studies teacher and regular contributor to the Freedom to Teach Blog.   



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