Markets & Economy

  • 23 April 2014

    THE value of retail sales in Scotland last month was down 2.5% on March 2013 — a much steeper drop than that recorded for the UK as a whole — industry figures reveal.

  • 23 April 2014

    BANK lending to non-­financial firms fell by another £0.5 billion net of repayments in the three months to February according to official research, which suggests credit conditions were toughest for small and medium-size enterprises.

  • 23 April 2014

    Pharmaceuticals companies were the big winners on London's blue-chip share index as they added billions of pounds in value amid a focus on major deals in the sector.

  • 22 April 2014

    A focus on major deals in the pharmaceuticals sector added billions of pounds in value to the UK's biggest players GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca.

  • 22 April 2014

    LATE payments remain a big problem for many small firms in spite of the improvement in the economy, research shows.

  • 21 April 2014

    On FEBRUARY 24 this year, Sir Ian Wood published his final report setting out his proposals for maximising the potential of the North Sea (UKCS Maximising Recovery Review:

  • 21 April 2014

    THE UK economy now looks set to expand by over 3% this year, according to the latest projections from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR).