A Level Secondary Business

Business News Quiz – 30.01.13

1.       Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has threatened to sell more of his shares in the airline if it places an order for more aeroplanes. Which airline is he the founder of?

Jet 2 ( )             Easyjet ( )        Ryanair ( )      Spanair ( )

2.       London’s Stansted Airport is being sold to the owner of which other airport for £1.5bn, it has been announced?

Gatwick Airport ( )      Heathrow Airport ( )      Manchester Airport  ( )      Liverpool John Lennon Airport ( )

3.       Online grocer Ocado has appointed Sir Stuart Rose as their new chairman, which other retailer did he used to be chairman of stepping down in 2011?

BHS ( )      Primark ( )    John Lewis ( )      Marks and Spencer ( )

4.       Which technology giant is to move its UK headquarters following a £1bn property deal? It has bought a 2.4 acre site at King’s Cross in north London and plans to build a seven and 11 storey complex.

Apple ( )           Google ( )      Yahoo ( )      Microsoft ( )

5.       House sales rose by how much in 2012 to five-year high?

20% ( )              15%( )            5%  ( )          105 ( )

6.       Restructuring specialist Hilco has taken effective control, saying they were working closely with Hilco as they “continue to seek a positive outcome for the business”?     

Virgin ( )           Dixons ( )              Jessops ( )             HMV ( )

7.        The number of people out of work fell by 37,000 between September and November to,  what figure, which is the lowest since 2011?

1.49 million ( )          4.49 million ( )          3.49 million ( )            2.49 million ( )

8.       Which company has unveiled what it says is the thinnest tablet computer of its kind. The Android-powered Xperia Z is 0.27in (6.9mm)-thick. That is 0.01in thinner than Apple’s iPad Mini despite featuring a bigger 10.1in screen?

Sony ( )                 Microsoft ( )                  Nokia ( )                   HTC ( )

9.       Which football club has topped Deloitte’s football rich list for the eighth year in a row, with revenues breaking (500m euros) £420m for the first time?

Bayern Munich ( )        Manchester United  ( )       Chelsea ( )        Real Madrid  ( )

10.   Which technology giant has reported flat profits and record revenues that still fell short of market expectations?

Apple ( )            Microsoft ( )                Nokia ( )              Sony ( )

Answers –

1 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21125190

2- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21093783  

3 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21137733

4 –  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-21074951

5 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21082110  

6 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21141209  

7 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21158815  

8 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21140820

9 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21168666

10 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21172259

Donna Jestin

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