Business Opinion

  • 17 November 2014

    THE menu of regulatory and enforcement powers for food safety and food fraud in Scotland is changing.

  • 16 November 2014

    The Scottish Government, perhaps noting that wild europhilia is not necessarily a vote-winner, is having the odd crack at "Brussels", while defining itself against a Ukip-ified UK.

  • 14 November 2014

    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.

  • 9 November 2014

    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.

  • 7 November 2014

    YOU do not have to look hard to see the surge in housebuilding activity in Scotland at the moment.

  • 31 October 2014

    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.

  • 30 October 2014

    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.

  • 23 October 2014

    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.

  • 20 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?

  • 19 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.

  • 17 October 2014

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

  • 17 October 2014

    CRANEWARE, which supplies healthcare software, has revealed that remuneration for its directors remained flat for the year ended June 30.