THE importance of Taiwan as a market for Scotch whisky is perhaps, in an Asian context, overshadowed at times these days by the understandable fascination with the prospects for distillers in the mind-bogglingly populous mainland China.
NEWS arrives from the Scottish Fishermen's Federation, which readers may remember attracted a few thrusts of the dirk from SNP politicians for having the temerity to pose questions about the effect of independence on the industry.
ANDREW Thorburn, the new chief executive of National Australia Bank, is already helping ensure the institution's top brass retains its richly-deserved reputation for bluntness when it comes to its Glasgow-based Clydesdale operation.
SPECIALIST motoring firm Allied Vehicles says it is looking forward to reporting further growth next year, after posting what it called an excellent performance for the 12 months to April 30, including a 21.5 per cent jump in turnover.
WHILE it will undoubtedly be a relief to many hard-pressed households, the growing likelihood that the first rise in UK interest rates from their record low will happen later rather than sooner is absolutely no cause for celebration.
WE are rightly proud of the role that the food and drink business sector has on boosting exports and promoting Scotland abroad, but are we doing enough to exploit growth opportunities in our domestic market?
I recently came across some statistics relating to US corporate deals that got me thinking about whether our own Scottish family businesses should take a cue from some rather large operators across the pond.