Markets & Economy

  • 1 October 2014

    NORTH Sea oil and gas production is set to increase this year for the first time since 1999, but experts have warned activity will fall unless costs are brought under control.

  • 1 October 2014

    UK growth in the second quarter has been revised up slightly in the latest official figures, which also show the economy regained its pre-recession peak in output earlier than thought.

  • 1 October 2014

    CLOTHING retailers have fallen out of fashion as high street store Next warned of the impact of the sunny autumn weather on sales of jumpers and coats.

  • 30 September 2014

    THE UK economy grew more quickly than previously thought in the second quarter of this year though the start of 2014 was more sluggish, according to revised official figures.

  • 30 September 2014

    THE number of Scottish companies reporting growth in turnover has reached levels not seen since 2007, according to the latest Bank of Scotland Business Monitor.

  • 30 September 2014

    ONE of the world's most dynamic economic hubs has been reaching out to Scotland during the Ryder Cup, in search of trade and partnerships.

  • 30 September 2014

    Unrest in Hong Kong added to City jitters yesterday in a session where traders continued to sell the stock of the country's largest supermarkets.

  • 29 September 2014

    GROWTH in the UK's private sector is expected to accelerate in the next quarter, the Confederation of British Industry has predicted.

  • 29 September 2014

    SCOTTISH construction sector firms are cautiously optimistic about the outlook for the industry but concerned about the possibility of skills shortages in future, a survey has found.

  • 28 September 2014

    Our share tips took a nasty knock last week as stock markets suffered from some of the worst trading conditions of the year following another series of dismal trading bulletins from the Continent.

  • 26 September 2014

    Interest rate hikes will be "gradual and limited" because headwinds facing the economy are likely to take some time to die down, Mark Carney said yesterday.

  • 26 September 2014

    SHOPPERS have continued to ease the pace of their spending after the CBI's latest retail survey showed that sales growth slowed slightly this month.

  • 25 September 2014

    MID-sized firms in Scotland are undervalued and overlooked, even though they account for more than one-fifth of private sector employment and generate £66 billion of revenues, accountancy firm BDO has claimed.