UNITED Wholesale (Scotland) has hailed its strategy of giving its independent grocery customers access to improved credit facilities and product deals which allow them to compete with their larger rivals as it hiked turnover by nearly five per cent last year.
FirstGroup will carry out a complete review of its remuneration policy in response to shareholder concerns, new chairman John McFarlane has told the annual meeting in Aberdeen, whilst failing to offer any guarantees on resuming the beleaguered group's dividend.
Rupert Murdoch's Twenty First Century Fox empire has been spurned after making a reported $80 billion (£47 billion) bid to create a film and TV behemoth bringing together titles including The Simpsons and Harry Potter.
CRANEWARE, the Edinburgh-based software firm, has sealed record contract wins worth more than $70million (£40.8 million) in its latest financial year, a rise in excess of 80 per cent on the $38.5m won last year.
The total deficit in FTSE 100 pension schemes is estimated to have fallen by £16 billion to £60bn in the year to March 31, according to a study that has also highlighted the major burdens that companies including Royal Bank of Scotland are carrying.