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Who is the world's largest employer?
Take the rediff business quiz and see how much you know about some of the biggest global brands and employers.

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1. Which single issue had the most investors?
a) Microsoft issue
b) Yahoo.com public offer
c) UTI Mastergain '92

2. Which company reported the largest annual loss ever?
a) Enron
b) AOL Time Warner
c) WorldCom

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong!
The correct answer is AOL Time Warner.
The greatest annual net loss by a company is $98.7 billion reported by AOL Time Warner on January 30, 2003. The loss is almost equivalent to the gross domestic product of Israel. It works out at a loss of $10.10 per share, much higher than the 2001 loss of $4.9 billion or $1.10 a share reported by the company.
Correct!
The greatest annual net loss by a company is $98.7 billion reported by AOL Time Warner on January 30, 2003. The loss is almost equivalent to the gross domestic product of Israel. It works out at a loss of $10.10 per share, much higher than the 2001 loss of $4.9 billion or $1.10 a share reported by the company

3. Who is the world's largest employer?
a) ExxonMobil
b) PetroChina Company Ltd
c) Indian Railways

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is Indian Railways.
Indian Railways is the world's largest commercial or utility employer. It has more than 1,600,000 regular employees on its rolls (as per figures available).
Correct!
Indian Railways is the world's largest commercial or utility employer. It has more than 1,600,000 regular employees on its rolls (as per figures available).

4. Which is the largest global brand?
a) Nokia
b) Coca-Cola
c) Xerox

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is Coca-Cola.
The Guinness Book of Records says: "On May 8 1886, the Atlanta pharmacist Dr John Styth Pemberton mixed a 'brain and nerve tonic' based on water, suger, coca leaves and kola nuts (the 'k' was changed to a 'c' to improve the look of the name). It sold around nine units a day, and gross just $50 in its first year. Today, according to a study released by AC Nielsen, Coca-Cola is the largest global brand in the world based on sales -- in 2002, the company made over $19 billion (13 billion). The brand is present in 30 countries, which represent 90 per cent of the world's gross domestic product and cover all core geographic regions."
Correct!
The Guinness Book of Records says: "On May 8 1886, the Atlanta pharmacist Dr John Styth Pemberton mixed a 'brain and nerve tonic' based on water, suger, coca leaves and kola nuts (the 'k' was changed to a 'c' to improve the look of the name). It sold around nine units a day, and gross just $50 in its first year. Today, according to a study released by AC Nielsen, Coca-Cola is the largest global brand in the world based on sales -- in 2002, the company made over $19 billion (13 billion). The brand is present in 30 countries, which represent 90 per cent of the world's gross domestic product and cover all core geographic regions."

5. Which is the world's oldest stock exchange?
a) Bombay Stock Exchange
b) New York Stock Exchange
c) Amsterdam Stock Exchange

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is Amsterdam Stock Exchange.
The Stock Exchange in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, was founded in 1602 for dealings in printed shares of the United East India Company of the Netherlands.
Correct!
The Stock Exchange in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, was founded in 1602 for dealings in printed shares of the United East India Company of the Netherlands.

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