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Find out what you know about 2020 big business events

The Covid-19 pandemic has made 2020 a unique year.

But at least where possible, the wheels of the business will continue to spin.

Test your knowledge of the names and events that have shaped the financial world over the last 12 months with a city quiz.

Test your knowledge of the names and events that have shaped the financial world for the last 12 months with the City Christmas Quiz

Q1) Who owns the Arcadia Retail Empire?

A) Sir Philip Green B) Sir Stephen Green C) Lady green D) Graham Greene

Q2) Which businessman and TV personality is West Ham’s CEO?

A) Deborah Meeden B) Christie Allsop C) Karen Brady D) Cherie Lunghi

Q3) Which is the former Federal Reserve Chairman Joe Biden chose as Treasury Secretary?

A) Jerome Powell B) Rally Summers C) Mark carney D) Janet Yellen

The wealthiest people in the world are Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, followed by French tycoon Bernard Arnault, Tesla boss Elon Musk, and Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

The wealthiest people in the world are Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, followed by French tycoon Bernard Arnault, Tesla boss Elon Musk, and Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

Q4) Who resigned as CBI Director in November?

A) Carolyn Fairburn B) Jeff Fairburn C) John Alan D) Sir Roger Carr

Q5) Who established Glencore, a commodity trader in 1974?

A) Ivan Grasenberg B) Marc Rich C) Ian Taylor D) Ralph Oppenheimer

Q6) How long has BP’s CEO Bernard Rooney promised oil giants to achieve net zero?

A) 2025 B) 2060 C) 2050 D) 2040

Q7) How much will the Hut Group founder Matt Molding receive a valuable bonus following the blockbuster in September?

Who is the former chairman of the Federal Reserve Board of Governance, which Joe Biden (pictured) chose as Treasury Secretary?

Who is the former chairman of the Federal Reserve Board of Governance, which Joe Biden (pictured) chose as Treasury Secretary?

A) £ 925,000 B) £ 9.25 million C) £ 92.5m D) £ 925m

Q8) In October, Mosin and Zuber Issa closed a £ 6.8bn deal to buy Asda. What do other business EG groups own?

A) Auto mechanic garage B) gas station C) Oil refinery D) Food warehouse

Q9) Which is the top name of the city that was forced to resign in June because Amanda Stabley of PCP Capital said in an email in 2008 that she was “big and fat”?

A) UK Finance Boss Stephen Jones B) UK Treasury Chairman Bob Wigley C) Barclays boss Jes Staley D) Barclays deal maker Roger “Big Dog” Jenkins

Q10) Which multi-billion pound branded clothing procured from the Leicester factory paid workers only £ 3.50 per hour?

A) Sports Direct B) Topshop C) Boohoo D) Asos

Q11) Which major High Street Bank has announced the decision to resign as Chief Executive Officer?

A) Natwest B) Lloyds C) HSBC D) TSB

Q12) Which insurance company took a further step towards gender equality when Amanda Blanc (pictured) was appointed as the first female CEO in 2020?

A) Aviva B) RSA Insurance Group C) Admiral D) Hastings

Q13) In July, which Chinese company was banned from providing equipment to UK 5G networks after 2027?

A) China mobile B) Alibaba C) Huawei D) Ticktaku

Which insurance company took a step further towards gender equality when Amanda Blanc was appointed as the first female CEO in 2020?

Which insurance company took a step further towards gender equality when Amanda Blanc was appointed as the first female CEO in 2020?

Q14) Which rival has Elon Musk’s Tesla overtaken to become the most valuable car maker in the world this year?

A) GM B) Volkswagen C) Renault D) Toyota

Q15) How much does the government plan to borrow this year?

A) £ 394 B) £ 394m C) £ 394 billion D) £ 394 trillion

Q16) Sajid Javid has become the Minister of Finance with the shortest years of service since Iain Macleod, who resigned in February. How long did he work?

A) One month B) 6 months C) 1 year D) 2 years

Q17) Which bank’s CEO was investigated by regulators this year regarding his disclosure of his relationship with pediatric lover Jeffrey Epstein?

A) Jes Staley, Barclays B) Antonio Horta Osorio, Lloyds Banking C) Noel Quinn, HSBC D) Metrobank, Dan Frumkin

Recipient: PCP Capital Amanda Stavely

Recipient: PCP Capital Amanda Stavely

Q18) The wealthiest people in the world are Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, followed by French tycoon Bernard Arnault, Tesla boss Elon Musk, and Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

A) Warren Buffett B) Mark Zuckerberg C) Sundar Pichai D) Tim Cook

Q19) How much new money did the Bank of England generate through the quantitative easing program?

A) £ 195 billion B) £ 595 billion C) £ 895 billion D) £ 1.95 trillion

Q20) Rio Tinto has been hit by a global backlash after blasting two 46,000-year-old cave shelters in Australia. What was it trying to do when it destroyed the Aboriginal site?

A) Exploring oil B) Expand the iron ore mine C) Mine Gold D) Build a new office

Q21) Which of the tech giants was imprisoned in a Spanish prison this year on suspicion of tax evasion?

A) Elon Musk B) Mike Lynch C) John McAfee D) Elizabeth Holmes

Q22) The economy suffered a record-breaking decline in the second quarter of this year. How steep was the decline?

A) 10.8% B) 15.8 percent C) 19.8% D) 23.8%

Q23) Boeing’s best-selling aircraft was recently given a go-ahead to start flying again after two fatal crashes. What is an aircraft called?

A) Boeing 737 B) Boeing 737 Max C) Boeing 777 D) Boeing 777 Max

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