A Level Secondary Secondary Business

Business News Quiz – 09.02.12

Here is this week’s Business News Quiz! To use this resource with your own A Level classes, print off the Word version (which includes answers and weblinks).

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  1. Mining firm Xstrata has formally announced plans to merge with Glencore, the world’s biggest commodity trader, how much is the deal worth?
    $90bn ( )
    $100bn ( )
    $80m ( )
    $70m ( )
  • Which TV & broadband company reports £48m profit in fourth quarter of 2011?
    Talk Talk ( )
    Virgin media ( )
    BT ( )
    Sky ( )
  • Which low cost airline has reported a net profit of 14.9m euros ($19.6m; £12.5m) in the last three months of 2011, thanks to higher fares and better weather than the same period a year earlier?
    Flybe ( )
    Jet 2 ( )
    Easyjet ( )
    Ryanair ( )
  • Who with revenues of 480m euros (£401m) topped the Deloitte league table of the world’s richest football clubs for the seventh straight year?
    Real Madrid ( )
    Manchester United ( )
    Bayern Munich ( )
    Arsenal ( )
  • Why has aircraft maker Airbus has been ordered to check the wings of all A380 superjumbo planes currently in service?
    Cracks in them ( )
    Wrong metal used ( )
    Adhere to H&S measures ( )
    Holes in them ( )
  • Diageo has reported a rise in half-year profits as demand for its global brands continues to grow in emerging markets, in what industry do they operate?
    Tobacco ( )
    Drinks ( )
    Commodities ( )
    Mobile phones ( )
  • The chief executive of Lovefilm is to become head of childcare at which major retailer?
    House of Fraser ( )
    Mama’s & Papa’s ( )
    kiddicare.com ( )
    Mothercare ( )
  • Daily voucher company Groupon has reported an unexpected loss of how much?
    $17.7m ( )
    $22.7m ( )
    $42.7m ( )
    $32.7m ( )
  • A pay freeze for MPs, voted through in the Commons last year, will be extended until when?
    2015/16 ( )
    2014/15 ( )
    2013/14 (  )
    2012/13 ( )
  • The company behind the Superdry fashion chain has seen its shares fall by how much after it scaled back its profit forecast for the year?
    15% ( )
    12% ( )
    10% ( )
    17% ( )
Donna Jestin
Teacher of Business Studies Notre Dame College & Senior Examiner for AQA

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