Markets & Economy

  • 22 August 2014

    Markets lifted as economic data showed modest growth in the eurozone this summer following a second quarter when its recovery ground to a halt.

  • 21 August 2014

    Markets struggled for direction today after minutes from the US Federal Reserve's latest meeting appeared to suggest policy makers were preparing to raise interest rates sooner than previously thought.

  • 21 August 2014

    DEMAND for office space has continued to recover in Scotland in the first half of the year, but the uncertainty brought by the independence referendum has led to a "prolonged pause" in activity during the summer.

  • 21 August 2014

    A LEADING Scottish economist has expressed surprise and ­disappointment over the decision of two members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to push for a rise in benchmark interest rates this month.

  • 21 August 2014

    BRITAIN'S manufacturing recovery has "rebuilt some steam" after latest figures from the CBI showed significant growth in order books in the three months to August.

  • 20 August 2014

    SIR Tom Hunter is giving his financial backing to an extension of the Scottish Edge funding programme for start-up and small businesses.

  • 20 August 2014

    NEARLY two-thirds of Scottish businesses which do not export believe they do not have the right products or services for overseas markets, and this is the main barrier to exporting activity, a survey has found.

  • 19 August 2014

    STERLING has received a boost against the dollar and euro from an apparently more hawkish signal on interest rates from Bank of England Governor Mark Carney.

  • 19 August 2014

    AROUND half of small businesses, 51 per cent, have not taken any steps to comply with rules that require employees to be automatically enrolled in pension schemes although 90 per cent are aware of when the regulations will apply to them, a survey by the Forum of Private business has found.

  • 19 August 2014

    A NEW loan fund for the third sector has seen applications for more than £10 million of cash in its first three months of operation.