Markets & Economy

  • 26 November 2014

    OIL and gas firms need to double exploration drilling in UK waters to more than 90 wells per year over the next two decades to make the most of the estimated $1.3 trillion (£0.8trn) of resources which potentially remains in the area, accountancy giant Deloitte has said.

  • 25 November 2014

    FRIENDS Life was the top riser in the FTSE 100 Index after investors cheered the disclosure of a possible merger with Aviva.

  • 25 November 2014

    THE oil and gas industry has called for tax cuts to boost activity in the North Sea amid warnings firms may abandon the area unless the Government does more to encourage investment.

  • 25 November 2014

    THE dominant UK services sector achieved steady growth in the three months to November, and expansion is projected to continue into next year, a survey has shown.

  • 21 November 2014

    On the spot
    THE finalists in the 2014 Herald Family Business Awards enjoyed a deserved moment in the spotlight when they were presented with their certificates last week, shortly before the winners are unveiled at Glasgow's Grand Central Hotel on December 3.

  • 21 November 2014

    THE chairwoman of Scottish Chambers of Commerce believes interest rates should stay low for the "immediate future" and there remains a further need to reduce the taxation burden on businesses.

  • 21 November 2014

    THE recovery in the manufacturing sector has continued to lose momentum as weak export orders reflect sluggish demand in the eurozone, the CBI has said.

  • 21 November 2014

    MIXED signals on the global economy ensured blue-chip shares came under pressure as the FTSE 100 Index gave up some of its recent gains.

  • 20 November 2014

    ECONOMISTS have forecast UK base rates could rise significantly earlier than markets had been expecting, after the revelation that there was a significant spread of views among the seven Monetary Policy Committee members voting to keep them on hold.

  • 20 November 2014

    MORE than 80 per cent of female entrepreneurs in Scotland are seeking access to enterprise support, finance and market opportunities, a survey of women business owners has found.