Markets & Economy

  • 28 January 2015

    The FTSE 100 Index failed to take inspiration from Apple's quarterly profits haul today with corporate results from other Wall Street giants offsetting the technology giant's record figures.

  • 28 January 2015

    UK economic growth slowed sharply in the fourth quarter of last year - falling back below its long-term average as manufacturing achieved only marginal expansion and construction output tumbled - official figures have revealed.

  • 28 January 2015

    GLASGOW Chamber of Commerce has begun a study on the impact of the Living Wage, with its members, and expects this will be completed by May.

  • 28 January 2015

    THE North Sea will be hit especially hard by cost cutting by oil and gas firms following the slump in the crude price which will only stabilise at $90 per barrel in 2018, a prominent investment bank has warned.

  • 28 January 2015

    LENDING by the major UK banks to companies fell by £2.4 billion net of repayments in December, for the second successive month, industry figures have shown.

  • 27 January 2015

    The FTSE 100 Index pulled back from four-month highs today as it slipped lower after eight sessions in a row of gains.

  • 27 January 2015

    STRONG growth of housebuilding activity will enable Scotland's construction sector to expand steadily over the next five years, with thousands of new tradespeople required to replace those retiring, an industry report has concluded.

  • 27 January 2015

    THE annual weight of shipping visiting the port of Montrose exceeded two million tonnes for the first time in 2014, amid strong activity in the North Sea before the oil price slumped.

  • 26 January 2015

    Markets steered clear of turbulence today as British Airways owner International Airlines Group helped the FTSE 100 Index avoid storm clouds threatened by the success of Greece's left-wing Syriza party in elections.

  • 26 January 2015

    The growing polarisation of Scotland's financial sector is set to have a significant impact on its ability to recruit in the coming years, according to an analysis published today.