LOW & Bonar has produced a strong second-half showing to bring profits and turnover growth in line with expectations in its final set of annual results to be announced by departing chief executive Steve Good.
TRAVEL search engine Skyscanner has nearly doubled its annual revenue to £65.8 million, thanks to a growing audience on mobile devices and more people accessing its services in Asia Pacific and the Americas.
UK Commercial Property Trust, the £915 million investment trust run from Glasgow by Ignis Asset Management, says subdued conditions in the office and retail markets outside London have prompted it to reset its dividend and cut it by 30%.
Compensation payouts to small businesses mis-sold derivative-linked loans have speeded up but only 11% of the SMEs in the mis-selling review have so far accepted an offer, with less than four months left for banks to meet the regulator's deadline.
NEARLY £2.4 billion was wiped off the market value of Lloyds Banking Group after it put aside a further £130 million as compensation for mis-selling interest rate swaps to small businesses as part of a £1.9bn charge and warned it would not make a dividend payment until later this year.
A COMPANY with interests in quarrying, haulage and engineering has taken legal action against South Lanarkshire Council to stop it awarding a domestic waste management contract to its rivals, claiming it was unfairly ruled out of the tender process.
MAVEN Capital Partners has enjoyed its strongest year for private equity deals since it was launched in 2009 in the teeth of the Great Recession, and attracted about £60 million of new funds since the start of 2013.
There is strong support among major Scottish employers for a lower state pension age in an independent Scotland, and for tax breaks on health and wellbeing programmes at work, to tackle Scotland's "sick man of Europe" status, according to a new survey.