SHAREHOLDERS in Britain's biggest companies have raised more concerns about controversial pay packages for executives this year, in the first set of investor votes since new rules giving them a bigger say on pay came into effect.
SCOTS have made more trips to the shops and spent more on brand-name food and drink in the past year, but their overall grocery bill is broadly equal to shoppers in the rest of Britain, according to new figures.
A SMALL Scottish company has been appointed by BP to supply sofware that is intended to help the oil and gas giant get the most out of technology it will use on the giant Clair Ridge development West of Shetland.
Businesses which try to rely on confusing contract wording to push commercial property disputes in their favour risk having courts take the decision out of their hands, according to law firm HBJ Gateley.
DGHP, the housing association at the centre of a procurement probe, was warned by a senior Dumfries & Galloway Council officer not to award a £38 million contract to builders R&D Construction on the grounds that it was the least qualified of the four competing bidders to complete the project.
A FLAGSHIP international life sciences company in Stirling which makes heart disease diagnostic devices is to close with the loss of 60 jobs following a strategic review of the ailing US holding company's global assets.
Scotland's long-awaited £8.4 million training school for the promotion of traditional building skills, the Engine Shed in Stirling, has taken a step closer to being realised, with the submission of its £3.5 million final Heritage Lottery Fund bid.
Troubled lender the Co-operative Bank has reported a £75.8 million pre-tax loss for the first half of the year but said it was encouraged by its progress since it was rescued from near-collapse last year.