Markets & Economy

  • 24 July 2014

    SCOTTISH corporate insolvencies in the three months to June were up more than one-third on the same period of 2013, against a backdrop of record low interest rates and improving economic conditions, official figures have revealed.

  • 24 July 2014

    A PROFITS warning from GlaxoSmithKline curtailed a rally for the FTSE 100 Index as shares in the pharmaceuticals giant slid by nearly five per cent.

  • 24 July 2014

    SCOTTISH manufactured export volumes rebounded by three per cent in the first quarter, boosted by the return to normality at the Grangemouth refinery and petrochemical complex and by firm overseas demand for food and drink, official figures have revealed.

  • 23 July 2014

    SCOTLAND'S manufacturing, construction, tourism, and financial and business services sectors enjoyed growing demand in the last quarter, and increased employment, a survey has revealed.

  • 21 July 2014

    Scotland's flagship high street revival projects show the need for a more co-ordinated boost for town centre regeneration, a leading business group has warned.

  • 21 July 2014

    ALMOST two-thirds of small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK have ambitions to grow "dramatically" or "moderately" in the next two years.

  • 21 July 2014

    COMMONWEALTH countries account for nearly ­ one- fifth of Scotch whisky exports, figures released by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) on the eve of Glasgow 2014 have revealed.