Secondary Secondary Business

Business News Quiz – 25.10.12

Test your students knowledge of what is happening in the business world with this week’s news quiz.

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1. Shares in which business, which is famous for its leather bags, have sunk by more than a quarter after the luxury goods firm issued a profit warning.

Orla Kiely ( )
Mulberry ( )
Chanel ( )
Fendi ( )

2. Which business has been reported as paying only ‘£1.2m in UK tax’ on sales of £800m?

EBay ( )
Google ( )
Apple ( )
Microsoft( )

3. Which band has joined the rich list for British under-30s for the first time?

The Wanted( )
The Saturdays ( )
JLS ( )
One Direction ( )

4. Newspapers accounting for 90% of the circulation in which country, have abandoned Google News?

Ireland ( )
Brazil ( )
China ( )
Russia ( )

5. Which company has reported a loss of $59m (£37m) despite seeing revenues rise 32% during the third quarter?

Google ( )
Apple ( )
Facebook ( )
Samsung ( )

6. Union leaders have said US car giant Ford is closing its factory at Genk in Belgium with the loss of how many jobs?

14,000 ( )
6,600 ( )
4,300 ( )
12,000 ( )

7. Department store chain Debenhams has reported a rise in full year profits despite “challenging trading conditions”. Pre-tax profits for the year to 1 September rose by how much to £158.3m?

7% ( )
6.2% ( )
5% ( )
4.2% ( )

8. Sportswear giant Nike has agreed a deal to sell which UK sports brand to US clothing company Iconix Brand Group for $225m (£140m)?

Reebok ( )
Umbro ( )
Sweaty Betty ( )
Fat Face ( )

9. Crucial security information about the what? Has been leaked online, making it easier for users to play pirated games on the machine?

Nintendo DSi ( )
Nintendo Wii ( )
Sony PlayStation 3 ( )
Xbox ( )

10. Which retailer is planning to close or relocate at least 75 stores over the next five years?

Homebase ( )
WHSmith ( )
Waterstones ( )
Argos ( )

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