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Business News Quiz – 16.01.15

Business Quiz -NewspapersWhich car manufacturer says it will create 1,300 new jobs to build their first sports utility vehicle (SUV) at its Solihull plant in the West Midlands?

BMW ( )    Ford ( )    Jaguar Land Rover ( )    Vauxhall ( )

 

What % of new pensioners will be entitled to the full, new, flat-rate state pension in the first five years of the system, according to government figures?

25% ( )    85% ( )    100% ( )    45% ( )

 

Which supermarket has said it will close 43 unprofitable stores across the UK – more than half of which will be local convenience shops?

Waitrose ( )    Tesco ( )    Sainsbury ( )    Morrison’s ( )

 

Two major US department store chains, they have announced plans to close stores and cut thousands of jobs. One is JC Penney, who is the other?

Bloomingdales ( )    Saks ( )    Macy’s ( )    Barney’s ( )

 

The price of a barrel of the North Sea benchmark dropped by 5.5% to $47.36, its lowest level since early what year?

2008 ( )    2007 ( )    2009 ( )    2006 ( )

 

American banker Robert Sarver has pulled out of takeover talks with which football club after his second offer for the club was rejected?

Manchester City ( )    Rangers ( )    Everton ( )    Liverpool ( )

 

The UK inflation rate fell sharply to what level in December, the joint lowest on record, official figures show.

0.5% ( )    1% ( )    1.5% ( )    0.75% ( )

 

The Chief executive of which supermarket Dalton Philips is to leave after five years in charge? The firm said the search had begun for a replacement and Mr Philips would stay until the year-end results in March.

Tesco ( )    Morrisons ( )    Sainsbury ( )    Marks and Spencer ( )

 

Overall sales at Britain’s second-biggest department store fell 0.8% in the last three months of 2014. Who are they?

Harods ( )    Selfridges ( )    House of Fraser ( )    Debenhams ( )

 

Two people have been killed during an accident at a factory for which company in South Korea?

Microsoft ( )    Samsung ( )    Apple ( )    LG ( )

 

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

 
Answers –
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30772631
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30777166
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30712762
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30737748
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30775577
http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/30774504
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30794673
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30792217
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30792209
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30777830

 

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