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Business News Quiz – 24.09.13

Which football club have reported record revenues of £363m for the 12 months to June?
Arsenal ( )   Manchester United ( )  Leeds United ( )    Liverpool ( )

UK inflation measured by the consumer prices index (CPI) fell to what level in the year to August, from 2.8% in July?
2.5% ( )     1.5% ( )     2.7% ( )     1.7% ( )

The coffee chain Starbucks has asked its customers in the US to stop bringing what into its outlets. Starbucks has not imposed a ban, but says they “should not be part of the Starbucks experience”?
Laptops ( )     Shopping trolleys ( )   Dogs ( )     Guns ( )

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has accused three major department stores of colluding with a manufacturer to fix the price of what item. The agency said Debenhams, John Lewis and House of Fraser agreed to set the prices of this product?
Sports bras ( )    Jeans ( )      T Shirts ( )    Winter Coats ( )

Which company is to reform its “abrupt culture”, chief executive Michael O’Leary says?  Speaking to shareholders at its annual general meeting, Mr O’Leary said: “We should try to eliminate things that unnecessarily” annoy customers.

Easyjet ( )   N Power ( )    British Gas ( )     Ryanair ( )

Which company has begun rolling out a redesign of its homepage – the world’s most visited web address. The revamp features a flattened, reshaped logo and replaces the previous menu bar with a smaller range of links on the page’s right-hand side?
Amazon ( )     Google ( )    iTunes ( )    Yahoo ( )

Which company has announced its biggest smartphone to date? The phone features a 5in (12.7cm) screen and a relatively large battery, which, the company says, should last more than two days between charges? 
iPhone ( )    Nokia ( )    Blackberry ( )    Samsung( )

Which giant company has asked a US court to halt payments from its settlement deal over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill amid concerns about fraud control?
Texaco ( )    BP ( )     Shell ( )    Esso ( )  

Tesco has just launched the Hudl, but what is it?
Clothing chain ( )    Restaurant chain ( )    Tablet computer ( )   Smart phone ( )

Apple has sold how many of its new iPhone models in three days. The company said that sales of the iPhone 5S and 5C had beaten previous launches of new phones?
12m ( )     11m( )    10m ( )     9m ( )

Answers –
1) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24143384
2) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24124705
3) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24142085
4) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24171266
5) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24177834
6) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24170053
7) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24148641
8) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24218138
9) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24203271
10) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24201526

 

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