The FTSE-100 index surged to its highest close for more than 12 years as free-spending central banks continue to send investors flocking to shares.
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MARKS & Spencer is expected to unveil a slide in annual profits tomorrow, a week after its new fashion team showed off the ranges bosses hope will help buck the decline.
THE number of people finding permanent jobs in Scotland rose at the fastest pace in a year during April, according to a well-watched economic survey.
We loosened our purse strings again on Wednesday morning when we made a notional purchase of £1000 worth of shares in Marks & Spencer for our 2012 portfolio.
Buoyant banks helped the FTSE-100 index return to winning ways as shares in state-backed Lloyds Banking Group passed a key threshold.
FORMER energy minister Brian Wilson has attacked the Scottish Government for abandoning nuclear power, warning that a successful energy policy cannot depend on renewable sources alone.
BANK of England Governor Sir Mervyn King has highlighted the likelihood of a boost to North Sea oil output over the next two years, but warned again that the UK will not enjoy a "typical" economic recovery.
The top-flight has improved every day this month, and although the rise was just 7.5 points to 6693.6, it was still another increase – with a soaring easyJet topping the movers table.
THE value of Scottish retail sales last month was down 2.1% on April 2012, a significantly steeper year-on-year fall than in the UK as a whole, the latest industry figures show.
FORMER Bank of England policymaker Kate Barker "feels terrible" about its failures in the run-up to the credit crunch, she has admitted, after an MP accused her of laughing at savers.
JAMES Anderson, manager of the £2.7 billion Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust, has described the UK's political and economic leadership as "deeply lacking" and "profoundly frivolous".
THE revival of the North Sea will continue this year with the majority of firms expecting to increase activity in UK waters and boost investment in developing new assets.
PASSENGER numbers at Edinburgh Airport were 4.4% higher last month than in April 2012, while Glasgow achieved a 0.4% year-on-year increase.
The FTSE 100 Index continued its upward march as it shrugged off mixed economic news from the United States and China.
GROWTH of Scotland's private sector economy accelerated to its fastest pace in a year in April, and was ahead of the UK average, a survey has revealed.