ASCO, the oil and gas logistics specialist, is braced for a fall in activity in the North Sea but has won a contract worth more than £100m to support BP's operations in the area, writes Mark Williamson.
Arguments will continue to rage over the political presentation of the Chancellor's last pre-election Budget, generally seen an understated exercise, designed to position the Conservatives for the coming campaign.
Edinburgh-based entrepreneur Alan Muir, a longstanding pioneer of business links between Scottish biotech companies and Chinese investors, has been appointed to a new UK/China trade role at the British Embassy in Beijing with a remit to help UK firms exploit China's exploding market for hospital-based drugs.
The parliamentary committee responsible for overseeing the work of the Scottish Housing Regulator has voted to support The Dumfries Trades Union Council in its efforts to secure a parliamentary investigation into Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP).
Brewin Dolphin, the third largest investor in the embattled Dundee-based Alliance Trust, has hit out at the management of the investment managers for embarking on a "cynical campaign" to denigrate the three City financiers that the US hedge fund Elliot Advisors is seeking to have appointed as independent directors of the trust.
A new £36 million-a-year subsidy regime designed to support Scotland's forestry industry to be introduced this month is "insufficient" and will not ensure the long-term viability of the £1.7bn sector, industry leaders have warned.