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Business News Quiz – 21.10.13

Your topical business quiz for the end of October.

Who is to pay customers £8.5m after an investigation by industry regulator Ofgem into its doorstep and telephone selling? Ofgem said customers were misled during sales approaches due to their failure to “adequately train and monitor” staff?

Direct Line ( )   SafeStyle ( )   Scottish Power ( )    AVON ( )

Nokia has unveiled its first phablets – as well as its first tablet computer. What is a phablet?

Extra-large phone ( )       Tablets including Phables ( )  
PC that can turn into a tablet ( )      A tablet with dedicated pharmaceutical apps ( )

The world’s largest coffee chain, Starbucks, has come under fire in which country for reportedly charging locals higher prices than in other major markets.

Mexico( )     China ( )     India  ( )     Brazil ( )

Which online streaming service has seen global subscriber numbers surge past 40 million and profits jump, thanks in part to its popular original programmes?

Amazon ( )     Blockbuster ( )    Lovefilm ( )    Netflix ( )

Retail sales grew by in September compared with the previous month, following an unexpected fall in August?

1.5% ( )     0.6%  ( )      2.5% ( )     3.6% ( )

Who is re-launching its digital music service, six months after the chain was rescued from administration. The company has developed Android and iOS apps which will allow users to download songs instantly using image and sound recognition software.

OurPrice ( )     HMV ( )     Zavvi ( )    Virgin Megastores ( )

Who’s shares have topped $1,000 (£617) for the first time, jumping 13.8% on Friday after the company reported better-than-expected earnings. Shares in the online giant closed 122 points up at $1,011.4, and have risen 42% since the start of 2013? 

Google ( )    Twitter ( )   Yahoo ( )    Facebook ( )

Microsoft has released the update for its flagship operating system. The download seeks to address some of the criticisms levelled at the original version?

Windows 9.5( )    Windows 800.1 ( )   Windows 10.1  ( )   Windows 8.1  ( )  

Which energy firm has become the third major supplier to announce price rises, with a dual-fuel bill to go up 10.4%? The price rise will take effect on 1 December, and is the highest increase announced by any supplier so far.

British Gas ( )    EDF ( )      Npower ( )    Scottish Power ( )

A new series captures what life is like at frozen food retailer Iceland, who is the CEO?
Phillip Green( )    Malcolm Walker ( )   Terry Leahy  ( )    Philip Clarke ( )

Answers –

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24620304
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24608498
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24619544
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24621047
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24562392
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/24552652
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24585998
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24564738
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24607242
10 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01j18bz

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