Markets & Economy

  • 25 February 2015

    The London market closed lower after Tuesday's all-time high as traders pulled back from a fresh assault on the 7000 barrier.

  • 24 February 2015

    OIL and gas firms will slash investment in the North Sea by around 80 per cent in coming years following the oil price slump potentially leaving parts of the area abandoned, industry leaders have warned.

  • 24 February 2015

    THE Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart sold 61 store heifers in Dumfries yesterday to a top of 285.3p per kg and an average of 207.7p, while 143 store bullocks peaked at 300p and levelled at 234.9p.

  • 24 February 2015

    THE challenge tourism businesses face in attracting visitors to so-called cold water islands will be the subject of a three-day conference on the Isle of Arran next month.

  • 23 February 2015

    THE strength of sterling against major currencies such as the US dollar and the euro has led to a fall in revenues at FTSE-350 companies.

  • 23 February 2015

    The banking sector will dominate a busy week for annual results with figures due from Lloyds Banking Group, Royal Bank of Scotland and HSBC.

  • 21 February 2015

    A GLASGOW MSP has warned there will be a "devastating" effect on tenanted pubs in Scotland unless action is taken to reform the relationship between lease holders and their powerful landlords.