Business Opinion

  • 26 July 2014

    It would not be wise to assume good times are here again just because Royal Bank of Scotland has reported a better than hoped for half-year trading update.

  • 25 July 2014

    IN the world of business, you come across a fair volume of hot air and corporate jargon, and a great deal of general management nonsense.

  • 22 July 2014

    IT now appears that Philip Clarke was on a hiding to nothing when he completed his rise from the shop floor three years ago.

  • 21 July 2014

    In the latest of our series to help the Scottish business community, Gareth Magee gives an insight into how to do business in Germany.

  • 20 July 2014

    We bent our rules to give engineering giant IMI the benefit of the doubt last week as its shares triggered a sell signal under our stop-loss system.

  • 20 July 2014

    Agenda was privileged to get a tour of the Commonwealth Games Athletes' Village with Harper Macleod, legal advisers to the organising committee and official supporters of the event.

  • 18 July 2014

    Scotland's economic output, we have learned this week, is at a record level.

  • 15 July 2014

    THE convenience brought by out-of-town shopping centres has been warmly received by Scottish consumers, as the thousands of cars parked outside Silverburn or Braehead each day readily testify.

  • 13 July 2014

    Our share tips suffered a torrid time last week, with three out of our four portfolios recording overall losses when we carried out our review of progress on Wednesday.

  • 8 July 2014

    FEW people are ever truly enthusiastic about the prospect of paying taxes and business (or non-domestic) rates.

  • 1 July 2014

    ACCORDING to many, the growth path of Scotch whisky is assured but the austerity measures imposed in China have blunted the trajectory of high-end spirit sales recently.

  • 29 June 2014

    Our share tips have ended the first half of 2014 in subdued fashion as global stock markets suffered another bout of jitters over the Iraq crisis.

  • 29 June 2014

    Shredded, the thumping great book on Royal Bank of Scotland by Sunday Herald compadre Ian Fraser, was formally launched in Edinburgh last week at a do attended by the cream of Scotland's hack pack as well as some of the book's sources and assorted maverick financiers.