Business Opinion

  • 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.

  • 17 July 2014

    After all the significant delays in getting them up and running, the devastation of many small businesses during the extended building process, the on-going disputes between the key contractor and Edinburgh City Council and the escalating price tag which finally peaked at around £775m, the trams project for Scotland's capital city now has cause for quiet celebration.

  • 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.

  • 1 July 2014

    CONTINUED investment in our infrastructure is critical to a strong business environment and to facilitate growth.

  • 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.

  • 29 June 2014

    Scotland's legal profession has all the skills necessary to handle any of the complex questions that might arise following a Yes vote in September's independence referendum, the head of the Law Society of Scotland has insisted.

  • 27 June 2014

    UK banks could certainly not be accused of failing to lay it on thickly enough when it comes to fine words about the importance of serving their customers and earning their trust.