BP and GDF Suez have made an oil discovery in the North Sea off eastern Scotland that underlines the exploration potential of the area.
Tesco has announced a 91.9% plunge in pre-tax profits to £112 million for the first half of the year.
SCOTTISH Power owner Iberdrola has again cast doubt on the long-term future of its Longannet power station in Fife because of high transmission costs.
A BUSINESS services platform for start-up and small to medium sized enterprises will be launched by First Minister Alex Salmond in Glasgow today.
TRAVEL search business Skyscanner is acquiring Hungarian mobile app developer Distinction, as it noted the increasing volume of travel plans made on the move.
FISH-FARMING giant Marine Harvest is expecting its Scottish operations to experience a "challenging" fourth quarter in terms of profit, as biological issues and a low harvest take a toll.
SPIRIT Pub Company has reported an 11 per cent hike in profits to £60 million before exceptional items, two days after its board backed a revised takeover proposal from Greene King.
GROWTH in building public housing in Scotland reached a nine-year high in the third quarter, but caution remains, with calls to tackle issues which hinder further, broader growth.
DIY chain Homebase is to close a quarter of its stores and has ditched its boss after a review by parent company Home Retail Group found failings in its sales performance.
KPMG has recruited 18 staff in Glasgow and is in the market to add to its senior ranks with new partners in Scotland after launching a division aimed at winning clients among small to medium-sized enterprises.
MINOAN Group's Scottish-based travel agency operation has unveiled its first acquisition south of the Border - a deal to buy about 20 per cent of the Miles Away chain.
SAUSAGE skin manufacturer Devro has reported a second successive quarter of volume growth as it continues its comeback from a challenging first half.
GLACIER Energy Services has hired Jim McAleese as managing director of its newly-formed heat transfer division.
A CITY investor has created a £6.5m student living development inside a former council office building in Paisley.
PLANS for the first modern craft brewery in Inverness as part of a new visitor attraction have been refused because of problems over local parking and transport.
Online retailer ASOS has posted a 14% fall in profits after a torrid year in which it was hit by a major warehouse fire and tough overseas trading.