Business Opinion

  • 10 April 2015

    RETAIL can be a tough and unforgiving sector.

  • 9 April 2015

    WHILE Royal Dutch Shell said its commitment to the North Sea would not change with the planned £47billion acquisition of BG, news of the deal will only increase uncertainty about the future of the area.

  • 7 April 2015

    Having just returned from two weeks under the Kalahari sun in Botswana - where I lived and worked 35 years ago - I would much prefer to report on developments there rather than events back in icy and general election- besotted Scotland.

  • 7 April 2015

    The importance of shipping and trade to the economy in the UK, an island nation, is business critical and we must continue to encourage and support the development of our port infrastructure to ensure our competitiveness in a global market place.

  • 5 April 2015

    It may be that there was no "right" way to do it, but nevertheless Scottish Enterprise seems to have made a tremendous horlicks of the community consultation over their proposed marine energy park at Cockenzie, abandoned last week.

  • 3 April 2015

    FIGURES this week revealing a significant fall in Scotch whisky exports in 2014 are likely to have given distillers serious pause for thought as they ramp up production capacity, whatever face they might put on things.