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Friday, August 28th, 2015

 

Most volatile month for FTSE100 since 2012

Fri close: Britain’s index of leading shares showed their sharpest monthly drop for three years as fears over China’s slowdown gripped the market. Buyers returned to mitigate the losses and the FTSE 100 was 55.91 points or 0.9% higher on the day at 6,247.94 in a volatile week that saw it plunge before staging its biggest one-day gain in years. Over the month the index fell 6.7% its worst performance since May 2012, prompted by China’s surprise devaluation of its currency and slow response as markets around the world began to panic. The falls thisRead More


Glasgow facility proved huge success

Vardy repeats CarStore concept in Dundee

Peter Vardy is to build a car supermarket in Dundee in the expectation of repeating the success of a similar venture in Glasgow. READ MORE


Deila heading home

Celtic face tricky ties in Europa League draw

28th: Celtic have been drawn against Dutch giants Ajax, Turkish powerhouse Fenerbahce and Norwegian outfit Molde FK in Group A of the Europa League READ MORE


Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says 1 billion people or 1 in 7 of earth’s population used the social media site on Monday


Post aims to heal rift

BBC responds to attacks with new editor role

BBC Scotland protests (BBC)

The BBC is creating the post of Scotland Editor following criticism of its referendum coverage. READ MORE


Collagen involved in consortium

Glasgow bio firm signed up for Parkinson’s project

Stewart White Collagen YouTube

A Glasgow medical research company has secured a contract to work on treatments for Parkinson’s Disease. READ MORE


Show will put Crieff on the map

Jason cooks up a Perthshire treat for TV

Jason Henderson

A Perthshire hotelier and chef is the latest to join the celebrity cook circuit. Jason Henderson (left) of Knock Castle Hotel & Spa is currently filming a new series of cookery programmes. Summerhouse Kitchen will be recorded in the grounds of the Crieff hotel and Jason will be promoting the use of Scottish produce. He is assisting Scottish Production Company, BNN Media Group to produce the show which will be shown on the Sky platform over six weeks. Director of photography Bobby Nelson said: “We have worked with Jason on various TV andRead More


French group in retreat

Total signals exit from North Sea with asset sales

Total has signalled its withdrawal from the North Sea by selling gas pipelines and the St Fergus Gas Terminal to US private equity firm North Sea Midstream Partners for £585 million. The Frigg UK pipeline was constructed in 1977 to connect the Frigg Field on the UK-Norway median line to the terminal in Scotland. The Frigg Field is now decommissioned but the pipeline is still operational, delivering gas from some 20 fields in the Northern North Sea to the terminal at St Fergus. Total has been operating in the UK since 1962. TheRead More