Business News Quiz – 26.03.14

Who has reported a 12% increase in annual profits to £695m? The UK fashion retailer also reported a 5.4% growth in sales to £3.7bn to the end of January, and increased its expectations for the year ahead.

Primark ( )     Next ( )     Marks and Spencer ( )     Topshop ( )

Which supermarket giant has been forced to scrap a national advertising campaign after it used the wrong breed of cow in one of its milk adverts?

ASDA ( )      Morrisons ( )         Tesco ( )     Waitrose ( )

The number of people out of work in the UK fell by 63,000 to ??? in the three months to January 2014, according to official figures?

3.2m ( )      2.55m ( )      1.74m ( )      2.33 m ( )

Tencent and Alibaba are battling for internet dominance in which emerging market?

Turkey ( )      Russia ( )       India ( )      China ( )

Which carmaker plans to cut production at its Swindon factory from three shifts to two, threatening 340 jobs?

Toyota ( )      Honda ( )    Vauxhall ( )     Ford ( )

Pilots at which airline have voted to strike in a long-running dispute over pay and working conditions?  The pilots’ union, Vereinigung Cockpit (VC), said more than 90 per cent of its members voted in favour of the industrial action.

Air Berlin ( )      Lufthansa ( )   Wizzair ( )       Air France ( )

Petrol prices have fallen to their lowest in three years with the cheapest fuel sold in Yorkshire and the Humber, says the Automobile Association. What is the average price of a litre according to the AA?

109.6p ( )       229.46p ( )        179.6p  ( )      129.46p ( )

Royal Mail is planning to cut how many roles as part of a drive to cut costs, mainly among its head office managerial staff?

1750 ( )      1600 ( )       2100 ( )     2250( )

What was the UK inflation figure in February?

1.7% ( )      1.9% ( )      2.1% ( )      2.3% ( )

Internet giant Alibaba has invested $215m (£130m) in which US-based free mobile messaging service?

Pepsi ( )     Lilt ( )    Fanta ( )     Tango ( )


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