Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s enterprise and investing information quiz. Every week, be a part of us to check your information of the tales making the headlines. Our enterprise reporters give you the questions, and you’ll present us what you recognize.
Take our quiz under to check your recall for the week ending July 21.
1Inflation fell to 2.8 per cent in June. When was the final time the speed was this low?
a. June, 2020
b. Could, 2021
c. March, 2021
d. March, 2020
c. March, 2021. The annual inflation charge in Canada has eased to its lowest stage since early 2021. That places the determine throughout the Financial institution of Canada’s goal vary of 1 per cent to three per cent.
2Whereas general inflation is down, grocery costs rose 9.1 per cent but once more, with costs for one meals merchandise leaping a shocking 30 per cent over the earlier month. Was it:
3Canada’s Competitors Commissioner has accused Cineplex of “misleading advertising practices” to promote tickets. What’s the alleged deception?
a. Shoppers can’t purchase tickets on-line at marketed costs as a result of there’s a obligatory $1.50 on-line reserving charge.
b. Shoppers who bought tickets for Barbie had been compelled to additionally buy tickets for Oppenheimer.
c. Shoppers who purchased tickets on-line obtained false notices of profitable a prize.
d. Shoppers can’t purchase tickets on-line with out signing up for a Cineplex e-mail e-newsletter.
a. The $1.50 on-line reserving charge. The Competitors Commissioner argues the charge constitutes “value dripping,” a misleading follow the place prospects are drawn into a purchase order with out full disclosure of the ultimate value.
4A automotive is stolen each ___ minutes in Canada, on common.
a. 6 minutes
b. 60 minutes
c. 20 minutes
a. 6 minutes In accordance with a 2023 report from the Canadian Finance and Leasing Affiliation, a car is stolen each six minutes in Canada. Car-theft insurance coverage claims have spiked to $1-billion in 2022 from $700-million in 2021.
5YouTube elevated the price of their U.S. premium subscription. How a lot is YouTube Premium now per thirty days?
a. $1.99 per thirty days
b. $13.99 per thirty days
c. $3.99 per thirty days
d. $32.99 per thirty days
6ATM operator Perativ Holdings Ltd. filed for creditor safety, citing a decline in customers’ use of money. How a lot did the amount of money transactions decline between 2016 and 2021?
a. 18 per cent
b. 33 per cent
c. 55 per cent
d. 62 per cent
d. 62 per cent. In accordance with a 2022 report by Funds Canada, the amount of money transactions fell by 62 per cent between 2016 and 2021.
7Two hotly anticipated – however wildly completely different films – premiere this weekend. How a lot do specialists suppose Barbie and Oppenheimer will pull in on the field workplace on opening weekend?
8Netflix’s crackdown on password sharing had what affect on its worldwide subscriber depend?
a. Subscriptions sank by about two million
b. Subscriptions stayed roughly the identical
c. Subscriptions rose by practically six million
d. Subscriptions declined by about two million
c. Practically six million. The streaming service added 5.9 million subscribers in the course of the April-June interval, based on numbers they launched Wednesday. Netflix now boasts 238.4 million worldwide subscribers. Nevertheless, the corporate’s inventory fell 9 per cent on Thursday after the video-streaming pioneer’s lacklustre income enhance.
9What’s a house fairness line of credit score (HELOC)?
a. An uninsured line of credit score used to buy a house
b. A secured line of credit score that makes use of fairness in your house to borrow cash
c. A secured line of credit score that makes use of fairness in your house for insurance coverage
d. Any line of credit score used for house purchases
10What’s the lowest accessible insured variable mortgage charge this week?
a. 5.4 per cent
b. 5.6 per cent
c. 5.9 per cent
d. 6.1 per cent
c. 5.9 per cent. The bottom nationally accessible insured variable-rate mortgage as of July 20 was 5.90 per cent, based on columnist Robert McLister. HSBC supplied a charge of 6.40 per cent for uninsured variable-rate mortgages.
11 What’s the asking value for this home? This Forest Hill house in Toronto is 4,660 sq. toes. The home can host receptions and charity occasions for as much as 100 folks. Friends are welcomed by ivy that climbs the red-brick partitions of the two 1/2-storey home.
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