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    Put your knowledge of 2023 to the test in our City Christmas quiz

    It has been a gripping 12 months, with a banking crisis, the departure of two heavyweight FTSE 100 chief executives and the sight of personal equity sharks sinking their teeth into our greatest loved firms.

    But there have been also signs of stability, with cooling inflation sparking hopes that the economy can revive itself in 2024.   

    Think you recognize the rating? Test your knowledge of the past 12 months in our City quiz.

    1 What’s the name of the NatWest chief executive who resigned this 12 months over the Nigel Farage debanking row?

    A) Alison Rose B) John Rose C) Alison Hammond D) Alison Brittain

    2 Where did Birkenstock list its shares?

    A) Frankfurt B) London C) Recent York D) Amsterdam

    3 Who eventually bought The Body Shop?

    A) TDR Capital B) Carlyle C) Aurelius D) KKR

    4 Who’s the chief executive of X, formerly often known as Twitter?

    A) Jeff Bezos B) Elon Musk C) Linda Yaccarino D) Poppy Gustafsson

    5 How much was the record fantastic handed by gambling regulators to William Hill owner 888?

    A) £9 million B) £19 million C) £90million D) £900 million

    6 Which bank saved Credit Suisse?

    A) HSBC B) UBS C) Lloyds D) Nationwide

    7 Who was the highest-paid FTSE 100 boss last 12 months?

    A) Charles Woodburn, BAE Systems B) Pascal Soriot, AstraZeneca C)Bernard Looney, BP D) Erik Engstrom, Relx

    8 How much does a FTSE 100 chief executive earn in comparison with a mean full-time employee’s salary?

    A) 18x B) 80x C) 118x D) 180x

    9 Which newspaper did THG boss Matt Moulding buy?

    A) The Telegraph B) Yorkshire Post C) Manchester Evening News D) City AM

    10 How much did Bernard Looney lose after he was forced out of BP?

    A) £320,000 B) £3.2 million C) £32 million D) £320 million

    11 Who’s the brand new president of the World Bank?

    A) Janet Yellen B) Ajay Banga C) Indermit Gill D) Vindi Banga

    12 Which former Bank of England bigwig endorsed Labour Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves?

    A) Mervyn King B) Jerome Powell C) Mark Carney D) George Osborne

    13 How over and over in a row did the Bank of England raise rates of interest since December 2021? 

    A) 4 B) 6 C) 10 D) 14

    14 What number of Chancellors of the Exchequer have there been since George Osborne?

    A) 3 B) 4 C) 6 D) 10

    15 What does the ‘E’ in ESG stand for?

    A) Entrepreneurial B) Ecological C) Economical D) Environmental

    16 Which tech company fired after which re-hired its boss Sam Altman inside every week?

    A) Space X B) OpenAI C) ClosedAI D) Microsoft

    17 Nick Ephgrave was a member of which police force before he became Serious Fraud Office chief?

    A) South Yorkshire Police B) Greater Manchester Police C) British Transport Police

    D) Metropolitan Police

    18 Tufan Erginbilgic left BP to hitch which FTSE 100 engineering group?

    A) Melrose B) Johnson Matthey C) Rolls-Royce D) BAE Systems

    19 What did HSBC buy for £1 in March?

    A) A Pret sandwich B) Barclays C) UK arm of SVB D) Brighton & Hove Albion FC

    20 Name the UK pharma company sold to a Swedish private equity firm for £4.5bn?

    A) GSK B) AstraZeneca C) Dechra Pharmaceuticals D) Oxford Nanopore

    21 Who said chief executives of UK listed corporations must be paid more?

    A) Pascal Soriot, AstraZeneca B) Jeremy Hunt, Chancellor of the Exchequer C) Julia Hoggett, London Stock Exchange D) Andrew Bailey, Governor of the Bank of England

    22 How much in dividends did the Wilkinson family extract in the last decade before Wilko’s collapse?

    A) £7 million B) £17 million C) £70 million D) £77 million

    23 Who replaced Andrew Griffith as City Minister?

    A) Bim Afolami B) Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg C) Laura Trott D) John Glen

    24 Marks & Spencer returned to the FTSE 100 after what number of years away?

    A) 2 B) 4 C) 8 D) 10

    25 The Competition and Markets Authority eventually allowed which Big Tech takeover?

    A) Microsoft and Activision

    B) Activision and Alphabet

    C) Meta and Microsoft

    D) Alphabet and Sage

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