Markets & Economy

  • 21 October 2014

    The number of public-sector contract awards being won by home companies through the Public Contracts Scotland online portal has increased from 6,000 to more than 12,000 in two years, the Scottish government has said.

  • 21 October 2014

    Markets were back in the red as nervous investors failed to sustain a rebound at the end of last week.

  • 21 October 2014

    OUTSTANDING lending to businesses by UK banks and building societies has broadly stagnated in the past six months, with the smallest firms often struggling to obtain credit, the Bank of England has observed.

  • 20 October 2014

    THE Scottish labour market has remained strong but the pace of staff appointments has eased despite record demand for IT and computing workers, according to research published today.

  • 20 October 2014

    THE Confederation of British Industry has called for a major review of public sector procurement as part of action to revitalise the supply chain and create 500,000 jobs.

  • 20 October 2014

    THE prospects for a sustainable recovery in the UK will be dented by next year's General Election and rising geopolitical risks, according to one of the most respected economic forecasts.