Weekly News Quiz

Weekly News Quiz

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Big congratulations to Nic from the UK, winner of last week’s News Quiz. She walked away with a handy $100 in cash. Spend it wisely, Nic 🤑

Take this week’s quiz by the end of Sunday, and be in with your own shot at the prize. Remember, answers must be in before the weekend is out!

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Here are the answers to last week’s questions:

Q1: Delta Air Lines reported results on Thursday. Why has Delta's stock benefited from the grounding of Boeing's 737 MAX 8 airplane? A: It has no MAX 8's in its fleet

Q2: What prompted Goldman Sachs to recommend shares of European banks this week?A: Their attractive dividend yield

Q3: Daimler reported record third-quarter sales for its Mercedes-Benz brand this week. Sales in the US weren't great, however, with Mercedes selling fewer cars in September than arch rival BMW. How many more vehicles did BMW sell than Mercedes in September? A: 34

Q4: Our Chart of the Week highlighted how the rise of music streaming services like Spotify is changing the modern pop song. How are songwriters adapting their compositions to perform better online?A: They're getting to the chorus quicker

Q5: As the next round of trade talks between the US and China got underway, Chinese officials got grumpy with which animated TV show?A: South Park

Q6: What was special about the bonds PepsiCo sold this week? A: They're green bonds, which means the proceeds will fund environmental initiatives

Q7: HSBC is reportedly planning to cut 10,000 jobs. But how many staff does the bank currently employ?A: 238,000

Q8: The third-quarter earnings season is approaching, when companies unveil their financial results to the world. According to analyst estimates compiled by FactSet, will earnings at US companies rise or fall compared with this time last year?A: Fall

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