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Business News Quiz – 16.05.14

Who has launched a new low-cost phone “exclusively for Indonesia”, one of the few markets where it is a key player?
Samsung ( )    Apple ( )    BlackBerry ( )         Nokia ( )

Which low cost airline has reported a narrowing of half-year losses, helped by a rise in the number of business passengers and tight control on costs?     
Flylo ( )     Jet 2 ( )     Ryanair ( )     Easyjet ( )

The chief executive of which company has warned that new drug development could be hit if it were taken over by Pfizer?
AstraZeneca ( )      GSK ( )     Proctor& Gamble ( )         Johnson & Johnson ( )

Free wi-fi has arrived in hundreds of bank branches as which bank moves to encourage customers to manage their accounts on smartphones?
NatWest ( )     Lloyds ( )      HSBC ( )     Santander ( )

The number of billionaires living in the UK has risen to more than 100 for the first time, according to the 2014 Sunday Times Rich List. Who is at number 1?
Gopie Hinduja ( )      Roman Abramovich ( )        Duke of Westminster ( )     Richard Branson ( )

The number of people out of work in the UK fell by 133,000 to a fresh five-year low in the three months to March, official figures show. What is the figure?    
4.4m ( )     1.1m ( )    3.3m ( )     2.2 m ( )

Which electronics giant forecasts it will remain unprofitable until 2015 after a restructuring saw it exit the personal computer business?
HP( )                 Sony ( )                 Microsoft ( )            Apple ( )

For the first time, which country has overtaken France as the world’s biggest national market for wine, according to figures from the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV)?
USA ( )                 UK ( )                  Ireland ( )             Spain ( )

Who has acquired Blink, a mobile application that allows users to share messages that self-destruct, in order to poach the talent behind it?
Apple ( )             Yahoo ( )                Google ( )             Facebook ( )

Extra mark – Who is the CEO of the company? Describe their leadership & the culture of the business…

Answers –
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-27387523
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27388042
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27387695
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27377366
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-27360032
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27406457
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27403887
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27401458
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27403813

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