Markets & Economy

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 25 September 2014

    European markets regained some of their poise after a difficult week in which geopolitical and eurozone worries have dominated trading.

  • 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.