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This month in the business world...

Question 1 of 5

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Jack Ma, the founder of Chinese retail giant Alibaba recently announced plans to expand the company's reach in India. Indian businesses are already the second biggest sellers on Alibaba, but while the e-commerce industry is worth some $300bn in China, and $260bn in the US, how much is it currently worth in India?

Select one of the following:

  • $2 billion

  • $20 billion

  • $50 billion

  • $100 billion

Question 2 of 5

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There has been renewed scrutiny of the official 35 hour week policy in France, amid fears that it sends a negative message to businesses looking to invest there, despite reports suggesting productivity is actually 13% higher than the eurozone average. But when was the 35 hour week policy first introduced?

Select one of the following:

  • 1985

  • 1990

  • 2000

  • 2003

Question 3 of 5

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A Swedish green startup company has launched a revolutionary new shower that it claims can reduce water consumption by 90%, and was inspired by technology from Nasa’s Mars mission. How does it work?

Select one of the following:

  • Microparticles of processed carbon and salt crystals introduced into the water increase its apparent volume reducing usage, while enhancing its cleaning efficiency.

  • Water is processed through a hyper-oxygenation tank, increasing its viscosity and volume, so less is required.

  • An innovative shower head design releases a high pressure, fine mist rather than jets of water, dramatically reducing water use.

  • Waste water is collected, rapidly filtered and recirculated in real time.

Question 4 of 5

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An infographic released this month based on diversity figures at some of the largest tech companies in Silicon Valley put into perspective just how far the industry has to go compared to the top 50 US companies. Select the option below which correctly ranks these four tech giants in order of gender parity, from most equal to least.

Select one of the following:

  • eBay, LinkedIn, Google, intel

  • Google, LinkedIn, eBay, intel

  • LinkedIn, eBay, intel, Google

  • Google, intel, eBay, LinkedIn

Question 5 of 5

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Following a ruling from the European Court of Justice earlier this year, EU citizens now have the right to request search engines to remove information about themselves, with an estimated 70,000 take down requests received by Google within the first three months. This has had implications also for HR departments and hiring firms. According to a recent survey reported by the Wall Street Journal, what percentage of employers routinely conduct internet searches of prospective employees?

Select one of the following:

  • 35%

  • 56%

  • 77%

  • 86%


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