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Scotland to return to profit before UK

Category: Scottish Economy — Paul Morgan on July 30, 2012

The chief economist at Holyrood has said that the country could return to levels seen before the recession as early as 2014 – resulting in a faster recovery than (more…)

Local companies being let down by Scottish councils

Category: Scotland Business News — Mark on July 28, 2012

The results of a study conducted by the Federation of Small Businesses in Scotland (FSB), has revealed that councils risk (more…)

Scotland hits double-dip recession

Category: Scottish Economy — Gary Cain on July 26, 2012

Official figures show that Scotland has fallen back into recession. The so-called ‘double-dip’ follows just weeks after the UK as a whole (more…)

Plan to underwrite investments to boost economy

Category: Scottish Economy — Paul Morgan on July 24, 2012

The UK government has announced it will underwrite £40bn in infrastructure investment in a bid to (more…)

Scottish shops at risk of failure

Category: Scotland Business News — Mark on July 22, 2012

A report by the trade body for insolvency practitioners has warned that over a quarter of all shops in Scotland face going bust in (more…)

Holidaying at home boosts Scottish tourism

Category: Scottish Economy — Paul Morgan on July 20, 2012

The continued rise of so called ‘staycations’ are helping boost visitor numbers in Scotland, with recently released official figures showing a 5 per cent rise over (more…)

Edinburgh Festival to get pop-up hotel

Category: Scotland Business News — Gary Cain on July 18, 2012

A pop-up, or portable, hotel is set to make its Scottish debut next month as it sets up shop in the centre of (more…)

Scottish economy shows ‘signs of slowdown’

Category: Scottish Economy — Mark on July 16, 2012

A new business survey has suggested that the Scottish economy could be slowing down – and could continue to do so throughout the (more…)

Hope for Scottish economy “remains positive” amid growth

Category: Scottish Economy — Paul Morgan on July 14, 2012

A new survey has indicated that the country’s economy performed better in the last month, with Scotland outperforming the rest of the UK in many key (more…)

Textile company in deal to safeguard jobs

Category: Scotland Business News — Mark on July 12, 2012

A Borders-based textile firm has agreed to sell half of its business in a move which it says will help secure about 200 jobs at (more…)

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