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Tuesday, November 15th, 2016


PwC partner co-opted

Roxburgh to join VisitScotland board

Caroline Roxburgh, a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, has been co-opted to the board of VisitScotland and will..

Help for new firms

Steel fund provides help for start-ups

Start-up companies are being offered up to £7,500 from a fund set up by…

Hopes rise for deal

Oil prices surge on Opec supply talks

Oil prices have risen by 6% on renewed hopes that OPEC will agree to reduce a global supply glut…

Success for spin-out

Top game maker signs up animation software

An Edinburgh university informatics spin-out has licensed its ground-breaking animation software…

Group prepares for tenth year

Finnieston revival team ready to raise the bar

One of the inspirations behind Finnieston’s transformation into one of the UK’s “hippest places to live” has secured another location in Glasgow’s west end. ..

New construction director

Hadden steps up at Ashwood Scotland

Bathgate contractor, Ashwood Scotland, has appointed Graeme Hadden as construction director. He will take over from Brian Mackay who is taking semi-retirement at the end of this year. Mr Hadden, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Building and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, will bring a wealth of technical and contracting knowledge to the Ashwood team. During his time as a senior technical manager at Land Engineering and previously as managing director of Watson Stonecraft, Mr Hadden was involved in a range of high-profile projects including the Scottish Parliament,Read More

US President should heed wise words

Trump needs to channel his ‘inner Mandela’

On his release from his long incarceration on Robben Island, Nelson Mandela was entitled to be a bit peeved. He could have been forgiven for expressing deep, personal disappointment. But no. No tantrums, no bitterness, no unfocused anger. In the peroration of the speech he delivered at Cape Town City hall he said: “My friends, I have no words of eloquence to offer today except to say the remaining days of my life are in your hands.” And by that he meant the hands of every South African. For sureRead More

Expansion for comms firm

Copylab confirms Canada office opening

Copylab, the investment writing and communications agency, has confirmed plans to open a Canadian operation…

Savers continue to struggle

Inflation falls from 1% to 0.9% in October

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Inflation fell slightly last month, though it is expected to pick up in the coming months, not least because of the rising cost of imports…

Markets remain robust

Dollar strengthens on Trump expansion plan

London Stock Exchange

The US dollar is trading at a near-14 year high and bond yields rose as investors forecast stronger inflation and higher interest rates amid expectations of expansionary fiscal polices under Donald Trump’s presidency. Two days of selling last week wiped out more than $1 trillion across global bond markets, the worst rout in nearly 18 months, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Brent crude rose 1.6% to $45.14 a barrel, while US crude climbed 1.87% to $44.13 on expectations of falling shale output. The FTSE 100 opened this morning upRead More