Markets & Economy

  • 28 July 2014

    Business groups are calling on the Scottish Government to allocate more cash for potholed local roads, following Chancellor George Osborne's creation of a £200 million emergency fund for road repairs across the UK.

  • 28 July 2014

    A RISE of just one per cent in interest rates could cost businesses across the UK more than £2 billion in additional borrowing costs next year, according to research published today.

  • 27 July 2014

    Shares in Scottish media group STV raced ahead to fresh six-year peaks in our 2012 portfolio last week as buyers scrambled to find the next takeover candidate after industry leader ITV was put in play by Rupert Murdoch.

  • 26 July 2014

    SHARES in Royal Bank of Scotland leapt 11 per cent after the state-backed lender smashed expectations with a near doubling in half-year profits.

  • 25 July 2014

    SHARP falls for B&Q owner Kingfisher and low-cost airline easyJet did not bar another positive session for the London market yesterday.

  • 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.

  • 23 July 2014

    THE value of Scottish retail sales in June was down 1.1 per cent on the same month of 2013, in contrast to a year-on-year rise in the UK as a whole, industry figures have revealed.

  • 23 July 2014

    THE Inspiring City Awards, organised by The Herald and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce in association with award-winning city brand People Make Glasgow, are designed as a platform for Glasgow to showcase its talents.

  • 23 July 2014

    Tesco shares fell sharply as investors began to tot up the problems facing the supermarket's new boss Dave Lewis.

  • 23 July 2014

    JIM McColl has said Scottish companies should look to explore the untapped potential of many Commonwealth countries, particularly as growth in Europe remains subdued.