Markets & Economy

  • 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

    ENTREPRENEURIAL Spark is rolling out its ­innovative approach to supporting early stage ­businesses south of the Border in a partnership with Royal Bank of Scotland's NatWest operation.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 25 September 2014

    THE referendum must spur Scotland's business community to keep the economic growth agenda at the heart of discussions over the constitution, the National Business Convention heard yesterday.

  • 24 September 2014

    Eurozone gloom and a drive by the US to tighten the rules that allow foreign takeovers as a way of lowering tax bills rattled investors with Scottish online dating firm Cupid was a big faller in the AIM index.

  • 24 September 2014

    LENDING by major UK banks to non-financial businesses rose by a net £1.5 billion in August, after 10 straight months of decline, industry figures have shown.