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Tuesday, December 29th, 2015


Conditions right for sal

2016 could be the year of the exit, says financier

Graham Cunning

Conditions are right for 2016 to be the ideal year in which to exit from a business, according to one corporate financier. READ MORE

£112m project will revitalise Queen St

Tenders invited for rebuilding of Glasgow rail station

Queen St

Network Rail has invited tenders for the £112 million contract to rebuild Glasgow’s Queen Street Station in what will be.. READ MORE

Floods lift housebuilders, sink insurers

London Stock Exchange

Tue: Housebuilders lifted the London market after a report showed a record increase of 13.4% in November house prices. Persimmon, Taylor Wimpey and Barratt Development were among the top risers on the FTSE 100 on the back of the data from property group Haart. All were up by between 3% and 3.5%. There has been a surge in registrations from buy-to-let investors since the Autumn Statement announced higher stamp duty would be introduced on 1 April. The housing sector was also supported by the potential boost from the cost of rebuilding and repairingRead More

Consumers take to 'Tinder' shopping

Mallzee in second spot among shopping app users

Cally Russell Moya Greene John Swinney Mallzee hq

  Personalised shopping app Mallzee, whose head office is in Edinburgh, was ranked second behind Amazon on a user list over the two days before Christmas. It came ahead of global giant ebay, H&M, Wish and Argos. Mallzee lists clothes, shoes and accessories from a wide range of retailers, including the entire product range from more than 150 leading chains such as Asda, Riess, Topshop and Whistles. Dubbed the Tinder for fashion, as it uses the same swiping technology as the dating app, the Mallzee team based in new offices off West Port, haveRead More

Founders close to running out of cash

Double dating app founders join ESpark


The founders of a ‘double dating’ app that has been hailed as the next Tinder have joined the Entrepreneurial Spark programme and opened an office in Scotland. READ MORE

Gamers seeking out locations

‘Consoliday’ tourists prove hit for Scottish venues

Grand Theft Auto

A new tourism trend is about to give some famous locations a few extra visitors – the “consoliday” or console holiday. READ MORE

Locally-sourced produce increases

Aldi to open eight stores in Scotland

Aldi is to expand its Scottish presence by opening a further eight stores bringing its total number of Scottish outlets to 72. READ MORE

Claim is damaging oil company

Cairn CEO urges India PM to end long-running tax dispute

Simon Thomson

Cairn Energy chief executive Simon Thomson has urged India’s prime minister to resolve a long-running tax dispute .. READ MORE

Sales decline slowing

IndigoVision returns to profit in second half

Marcus Kneen CR

IndigoVision returned to profit for the second half of the year. Operating profits for the six months to 31 December are expected to exceed $0.5m after a first half operating loss of $1.3m. The Edinburgh based company said in a trading update that the year on year sales decline of 29% reported for the first half has slowed, and is expected to be about 18% in the second half.  Sales in the second half were lower than anticipated, principally due to a delay to a project in the Middle East.Read More

BBC arts head McKerchar joins social change group

Colin McKerchar

Colin McKerchar, head of talent for arts at the BBC, will take over as chief executive of Sistema Scotland on secondment for a year to cover the maternity leave of current CEO, Nicola Killean. Sistema Scotland, through its Big Noise Orchestra Centres, works with children and young people, their families and the wider communities in Raploch, Govanhill and Torry, towards permanent social change. Mr McKerchar has worked in arts at the BBC for more than 15 years, first as a reporter and broadcaster, then as a producer on a numberRead More