Markets & Economy

  • 20 October 2014

    THE Scottish labour market has remained strong but the pace of staff appointments has eased despite record demand for IT and computing workers, according to research published today.

  • 20 October 2014

    THE Confederation of British Industry has called for a major review of public sector procurement as part of action to revitalise the supply chain and create 500,000 jobs.

  • 20 October 2014

    THE prospects for a sustainable recovery in the UK will be dented by next year's General Election and rising geopolitical risks, according to one of the most respected economic forecasts.

  • 19 October 2014

    Two of Scotland's leading business organisations have hit out at Scottish Government plans that could see the owners of empty retail and commercial property faced with millions of pounds in extra charges.

  • 18 October 2014

    THE FTSE 100 Index staged its biggest one-day rise in 15 months as global markets bounced back at the end of a volatile week which saw fears over the world economy weigh heavily on shares.

  • 17 October 2014

    SMALL and medium construction businesses in Scotland suffered in the run-up to the independence referendum vote, research from the Federation of Master Builders has shown.