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Thursday, August 13th, 2015


INTERVIEW: Rebecca Christensen, entrepreneur

‘My dad said that if you think you can, you will. He was spot on’

Rebecca Christensen

INTERVIEW: Rebecca Christensen,

Project now half complete

Dundee waterfront moves to building design stage

Dundee waterfront

Dundee City Council has issued guidance to architects, designers, planners and investors for the buildings that will emerge on the Central Waterfront development. Read more

Trams report first year loss

Tram inquiry to cost Edinburgh taxpayers £2 million

Edinburgh Trams

Updated 14th: The inquiry into Edinburgh’s delayed and over-budget tram line will cost council taxpayers up to £2 million. A meeting of city councillors next week will be asked to give new chief executive Andrew Kerr permission to spend that sum on administration and legal fees. The additional payment on top of the hundreds of millions more spent on the  eight mile route than originally budget is bound to anger critics. In an attempt to mitigate adverse reaction councillors today said they were opposing a demand from inquiry chairman LordRead More

As I See It

Holyrood must shake off its bunker mentality

Terry Murden

The Scottish government has made much of its commitment to business and innovation but it has managed to score two more own goals even while most of its ministers are on holiday. Read more

Need to get more retirees online

Retirees rush to take cash from pensions says Aegon

Adrian Grace

Aegon has seen a big surge in customers wanting to take part of their pension in cash following the flexibilities introduced in April. Read More

Third China devaluation; FTSE ends flat

Thur close: UK blue chip stocks ended largely unchanged following a third devaluation by China which has sparked fears of a currency war. The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) devalued the yuan by 1.1% to 6.4010 per US dollar from the previous fix of 6.3306 per dollar. This follows cuts by 1.6% and 1.85% on 11 and 12 August, respectively. The yuan opened at a spot rate of 6.3880 per dollar and was changing hands at 6.4288 at midday, 418 points weaker than the previous day’s close. The yuan fix has now comeRead More

Two executives depart

Bosses out as chairman demands change at Prestwick Airport

Prestwick airport

Two senior figures, including the chief executive, are stepping down at the Scottish government owned Prestwick Airport. Read more…

Howson moves from Deloitte to French Duncan

French Duncan, the accountancy practice, has appointed Judith Howson, former assistant director at Deloitte, as a senior manager in the business recovery and insolvency services department at its Hamilton office. French Duncan’s partner-led business recovery and insolvency services team works with a range of stakeholders, including directors, lenders, private investors and creditors to ensure that each case is considered on its own unique circumstances and to advise on, and implement, the most appropriate solution.

MediCity to create 350 jobs

Incubator launches medical technology unit

Diane Harbison BioCity

BioCity Scotland, the life sciences incubator in Lanarkshire, will today launch a medical technology facility that is expected to become home to about 50 new healthcare businesses.

Three to See

Here’s my pick of the oddball comedians

Vlad again

People often ask me what type of comedy I enjoy watching.  I have a very wide taste in humour.  As a topical comedian, I enjoy watching people whose style is similar to mine and who cover similar subject matter but what makes me really guffaw, what gives me the biggest belly laughs, are people who people who do stuff totally different to me, people who are just plain silly.  So if you like your comedy to be oddball, off-the-wall, surreal or simply strange, here are three shows I can heartilyRead More