Business Opinion

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 13 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.

  • 11 October 2014

    What to make of 2013 being the first year since records began that there were no bank heists in Scotland?

  • 11 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.

  • 9 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".

  • 4 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.

  • 29 September 2014

    Moving forward, change is inevitable.

  • 27 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.

  • 25 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.