Hawick-based company Emtelle, which manufactures cable duct - the plastic piping which encases underground fibre-optic cables - has helped BT reach its milestone of connecting one million homes and business in Scotland.
NIALL Booker, the Scot who runs the troubled Co-operative Bank, has revealed he is going to be only a temporary appointment as he sought to justify his £1.7 million pay package for working half of last year.
THE investment affairs unit of the Association of British Insurers is to be merged with fund management trade body the Investment Management Association in a move designed to bolster the UK's waning influence in the boardroom.
Cairn Energy's turbulent times are continuing with the departure from the board of its two longest-serving executives, who will however devote themselves full-time for up to a year to resolving Cairn's crisis in India.
THERE are tentative signs that Marks & Spencer chief executive Marc Bolland's calls for patience in his overhaul of the retailer may have been justified after it posted a rise in clothing sales, although there was unexpected weakness in its food business.
CHANCELLOR of the Exchequer George Osborne has been rebuked by Conservative colleague Andrew Tyrie for failing to provide full records of Government contact with bidders for Lloyds TSB Scotland and other Lloyds branches that were up for sale, to Parliament's Treasury Committee.
BP CHAIRMAN Carl-Henric Svanberg has taken a more emollient stance on Scottish independence than the oil giant's chief executive by admitting it would not have a major long-term impact on its North Sea operations.
The embattled Co-operative group was plunged into a fresh round of bloodletting yesterday as its largest independent society was accused of making a "meaningless" political statement by voting against reform plans.
MAVEN Capital Partners has sunk £7.5 million of growth capital into Forfar-based RMEC as part of a management buy-in, declaring it plays directly into its "sweet spot" of investing in oil and gas services firms.
THE promotion of grain whisky as a worthy drink in its own right has taken a step forward after drinks giant Diageo announced a partnership with former footballer David Beckham and entrepreneur Simon Fuller to launch Haig Club Single Grain Scotch Whisky.