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Business News Quiz – 10.05.13

The UK economy has avoided falling back into a recession after recording faster-than-expected growth in the first three months of the year. By what amount did the UK grow?
0.3% ( ) 1.3% ( ) 0.5% ( ) 1.5%( )

Which European countries unemployment rate soared to a new record of 27.2% of the workforce in the first quarter of 2013, according to official figures?
Portugal ( ) France ( ) Spain ( ) Germany ( )

The eurozone’s biggest bank, suffered a 25.9% fall in profits for the first three months of the year. Which bank is this?
Credit Agricole ( ) BNP Paribas ( ) HSBC ( ) Santander ( )

A broadband bill sent to a deceased man, which included a fine for late payment, has been shared more than 53,000 times by Facebook users. Which company sent this?
Virgin Media ( ) Sky ( ) Talk Talk ( ) BT Vision ( )

Who has released a mobile phone with a dedicated WhatsApp physical button. The feature triggers the cross-platform messaging app which offers a free alternative to SMS texts
Samsung ( ) HTC ( ) Apple ( ) Nokia ( )

Which technology maker has reported its first quarterly drop in profits in a decade, but said it will raise dividends for shareholders. It made a net profit of $9.5bn (£6.2bn) in the January to March quarter, down from $11.6bn last year?
Microsoft ( ) Apple ( ) Yahoo ( ) Google ( )

The planned sale of 631 UK bank branches by Lloyds Banking Group to which bank has fallen through. They have blamed the continued economic downturn and tougher regulatory environment imposed on bank?
Virgin Money ( ) Co-op ( ) Natwest ( ) HSBC ( )

Who has doubled its earnings forecast for the full year to March 2013, helped by the weaker yen and money raised from asset sales. The consumer electronics firm now expects to report net income of 40bn yen ($403m; £261m) compared with its previous forecast of 20bn yen?
Sony ( ) HTC ( ) Dell ( ) Samsung ( )

Which online retailer saw a fall in profits but rising sales in the first three months of the year. The company, which is the world’s biggest online retailer by sales, recorded a net income of $82m (£53m) for the quarter, down 37% on last year?
LL Bean ( ) Best Buy ( ) Netflix ( ) Amazon ( )

Which country has agreed to buy 60 planes from European firm Airbus, in a deal worth $8bn (£5.2bn) at list prices. It is the first such deal since the European Union suspended the inclusion of foreign airlines in its controversial Emissions Trading Scheme.?
United States ( ) Russia ( ) India ( ) China ( )

Answers –
1 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22290407
2- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22290422
3 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22290414
4 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22283453
5 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22278955
6 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22274324
7 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22276082
8 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22292524
9 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22304280
10 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22305182

Donna Jestin

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