THE prospect of Lloyds Banking Group returning to the private sector moved a step closer when shares edged beyond 61.2p – the level signalled by the UK Government as the break-even point on its investment in the bank.
The 24% rise in Lloyds Banking Group shares this year following the 85% rise in 2012 shows the bank's return to the private sector and the resumption of dividends is getting closer, shareholders have been told.
GLASGOW-based BDL Management has been bought by South Africa-listed real estate giant Redefine Property Group eight months after the death of the hotel management company's former chairman and co-founder, Louis Woodcock.
EASYJET is prepared to be patient as it seeks to build demand from business travellers for its routes in and out of Scotland, chief executive Carolyn McCall said, as the budget airline posted a reduced first-half loss of £61 million.
SHARES in internet dating company Cupid have retreated towards the 60p price they listed on the stock exchange three years ago after the Edinburgh-based group came under renewed attack from short sellers.