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Tuesday, September 29th, 2015


Labour leader calls for new style politics

Business leaders express doubts over Corbyn’s economic credibility

Corbyn collage

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s address to the party’s conference received a frosty response from business leaders tonight who expressed concern that he had credible solutions to tackle economic problems…READ MORE

Converge Challenge Award

Walker’s Photon picks up £60,000 Converge prize

Richard Walker

Richard Walker of Photon Force picked up the £60,000 first prize as winner of the coveted Converge Challenge Award. READ MORE

As I See It

Fintech: how Scotland is developing a new industry

Terry Murden

A Scottish firm borne out of the global financial crisis is celebrating a major milestone which also points to the growing emergence of a valuable sector in Scotland. READ MORE

RBS proposes buy-back; global markets slump

Tue: Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Ross McEwan (left) says the bank could buy back shares to help the government reduce its 73% shareholding. The Treasury raised £2.1 billion after selling a 5.4% stake in RBS at a loss of £1bn last month and wants to sell three-quarters of its stake over five years. “I would rather participate as the government is selling down … I think it’s probably the best thing for all investors, where excess capital goes back through buy-backs,” Mr McEwan told the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Banking & Insurance conferenceRead More

Highland Spring has seen its sales push through £100 million for the first time

Ex-BBC weather presenter lends a hand

Public urged to buy shares in solar energy scheme

Former BBC weather presenter Heather ‘The Weather’ Reid today helped launch a project to install solar energy panels at 25 schools, community and leisure centres that will cut down on greenhouse gases. READ MORE

Move coincides with offer

Ashley takes stake in replica football strip firm

Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has taken an 18.9% stake football strip retailer Findel. The move comes just days after the Rangers shareholder dropped his interest in upmarket fitness centre chain Soho Gym. READ MORE

UK retail sales grew at faster rate in year to Sept than anticipated, says CBI; however, Scottish sales figures may be weaker

Nish appointed to board of Vodafone

David Nish

Former Standard Life chief executive David Nish is joining Vodafone as a non-executive director with effect from 1 January. Mr Nish led the Edinburgh pensions and wealth manager from January 2010 until recently making way for Standard Life Investments chief Keith Skeoch. He joined the company as group finance director in November 2006.  Under his tenure as chief executive, Standard Life’s market capitalisation increased from £4.8 billion to £9.3bn and the company returned £3.7bn to shareholders. Mr Nish was the group finance director of Scottish Power plc from 1999 toRead More

Advice for shoppers

Add a splash of colour at free fashion event

Numba Pinkerton

Glasgow shopping centre, Princes Square, will host a fashion and beauty event next month aimed at introducing shoppers to the art of colour matching. READ MORE