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RBS and Lloyds announce job cuts

Category: Scotland Business News — Mark on March 31, 2012

There will be nearly 150 job cuts made throughout Scotland, The Royal Bank and Lloyds banking group have confirmed. (more…)

Scottish insurer boosted by North American business

Category: Scotland Success Stories — Gary Cain on March 30, 2012

Edinburgh-based insurance firm Standard Life has seen a 28% boost in its profits, largely helped by a solid performance across the Atlantic in Canada. (more…)

Magnificent leap for US exports of Scottish salmon

Category: Scotland Success Stories — Paul Morgan on March 28, 2012

There was a huge increase of 36% in exports of Scottish salmon to the United States last year, the biggest rise ever recorded. (more…)

Job agency in positive mood about Scottish job market

Category: Scottish Economy — Mark on March 26, 2012

For the second consecutive quarter, recruitment company Manpower has recorded an optimistic outlook towards the jobs market in the country, just the second time since 2008 this has happened. (more…)

Scottish drinks firm rescued from administration

Category: Scotland Business News — Gary Cain on March 24, 2012

Sangs, an Aberdeenshire-based soft drinks company, has been rescued from administration following a successful buyout by US firm Cott Beverages. (more…)

Aberdeen scientists converting sign language to text

Category: Scotland Success Stories — Paul Morgan on March 22, 2012

Aberdeen scientists are developing an exciting new technology that could see sign language being translated into text as early as 2013. (more…)

Double dip danger recedes in Scotland

Category: Scottish Economy — Mark on March 20, 2012

The Bank of Scotland’s chief economist has said that the likelihood of a double dip recession hitting the country is “diminishing”. (more…)

Six thousand added to Scottish unemployed

Category: Scottish Economy — Paul Morgan on March 18, 2012

The most recent figures from the Office for National Statistics has shown that unemployment levels in Scotland grew by 6,000 over a period of three months prior to February.
The announcement follows a fall of 11,000 in the preceding three months. (more…)

Oyster firm benefits from a Fyne investment

Category: Scottish Investment — Gary Cain on March 16, 2012

Argyll-based Loch Fyne Oysters is set to see a seven-figure investment, following the completion of a takeover. (more…)

Could Sky be moving to Edinburgh?

Category: Scotland Business News — Paul Morgan on March 14, 2012

According to the presenter of the BBC’s Sunday Politics programme Andrew Neil, BSkyB could be factoring in a move to the Scottish capital. (more…)

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