A Level Secondary Business

Business News Quiz – 17.01.13

 

1.       Which retailer has just gone into administration making it the latest casualty on the High Street and putting about 4,350 jobs at risk?

Game ( )             Oasis ( )                HMV ( )             Comet( )

2.       UK consumer prices inflation held steady at what figure in December, official figures have shown?

3.5% ( )            2.7% ( )                  3% ( )               2.5% ( )

3.       The UK economy contracted by how much in the last three months of 2012, according to the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)?

1.5% ( )              0.2% ( )                0.3% ( )              3% ( )

4.       Which company’s shares hit an 11-month low in New York last week after a report of a cut in orders for their latest phones? 

Apple ( )        Nokia ( )       HTC ( )      Microsoft ( )

5.       Which car manufacturer is to cut 800 jobs at its Swindon plant, blaming weak demand in European markets?

BMW ( )             Vauxhall ( )        Ford ( )              Honda ( )

6.       Investigations are under way to try to find out how beef-burgers on sale in UK and Irish Republic supermarkets became contaminated with?  

Horsemeat ( )         Dog Meat ( )              Cat Meat ( )            Fish( )

7.        Facebook has announced a major addition to its social network – a smart search engine it has called…?

Table search ( )      Graph search ( )       Google search ( )     Facebook search ( )

8.       The construction industry in the UK will not recover its pre-recession peak level of output until when, says a study by an industry lobby group?

2016 ( )        2014 ( )            2020 ( )       2022 ( )

9.       Shares in chocolatier Thornton’s have fallen 7% and fashion chain French Connection 11% after both reported disappointing sales figures. In addition, Dixons has fallen a further ?% on fears the electrical retailer may cut its profit outlook on Thursday?

10.5% ( )         7%  ( )        3.5%  ( )         5%  ( )

10.   UK mobile users will be able to send and receive money by sharing only their phone number by what year, the Payments Council has said?

2014 ( )         2016( )          2017( )          2015 ( )

Answers –

1 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21021073

2-  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21025585

3 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20987571

4 –  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21022111

5 –  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20987708

6 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21038521

7 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21032506

8 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21039522

9 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21043359

10 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21032503

 

Donna Jestin

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