Business Opinion

  • 21 October 2014

    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?

  • 20 October 2014

    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.

  • 18 October 2014

    THERE is no doubt that Scottish Enterprise needs good business people to be members of its board.

  • 14 October 2014

    Scotland has great opportunities to seize in the next few years, arising from the improving economic performance, but only if we invest in skills, infrastructure and innovation.

  • 14 October 2014

    GOLD miners need to be optimists and Scotgold's deposed chief executive Chris Sangster is no exception.

  • 13 October 2014

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

  • 12 October 2014

    Our share tips took another bashing last week when stock markets tumbled to fresh 12-month lows on concerns over the slowing global economy and a slump in the price of oil and other commodities.

  • 10 October 2014

    AS excuses go, Chancellor George Osborne's latest attempt to blame the eurozone for the lack of balance in the UK's economic recovery is right up there with "the dog ate my homework".

  • 5 October 2014

    Bedfellows don't get much odder than Jim Sillars and John Redwood, but they share a mouth-frothing intemperance in their views on the rights of business leaders to speak out on major political issues like the Scottish independence and potential European Union referendums.

  • 30 September 2014

    Moving forward, change is inevitable.

  • 28 September 2014

    A long farewell to Sir Philip Hampton, Royal Bank of Scotland chairman, whose life in the rarefied higher echelons of British business is now taking him to the troubled pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline.

  • 26 September 2014

    ANYONE listening to Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser at this week's National Business Convention could have been forgiven for looking at him askance, or even pinching an arm to check they were not dreaming, as he painted the picture of a UK economy in fine fettle.

  • 23 September 2014

    A EUROPEAN win is not just what we are all aiming for at Gleneagles.

  • 21 September 2014

    You may have managed to miss the referendum but you would need to have been on a Martian package holiday not to know about Loom Twister, the creative craze in which girls, and yes, boys have been producing friendship bands, charm bracelets and even clothing made from rubber bands.

  • 19 September 2014

    If you were allowed to give Clydesdale Bank chief executive David Thorburn only one piece of advice, it would probably be that he should avoid looking at the Australian press clippings.