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Friday’s breaking business news

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Last night we reported that a former bank CEO was ready to swoop on a venerable City firm (confirmed this morning – see below)…while Edinburgh Woollen Mill may also be preparing to buy a high street icon…there is a big property deal looming on Princes St.…a plea from a Westminster committee on a key digital strategy… and is one of Scotland’s top brewers heading for the stock market?

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Today’s breaking news highlights….

+ Property: An overseas investor is poised to buy the Jenners building in Edinburgh. We have full details

+ Digital plea: Breaking news on a Lords committee report on the plan to introduce quarterly reporting for SMEs and the self-employed under the Making Tax Digital scheme

+ Retail deal: Is Edinburgh Woollen Mill about to snap up another high street icon?

+ Beer float: Is BrewDog heading for an IPO?

+ Broker deal: A former high street bank CEO has acquired one of the City’s most famous brokers

+ Exports plea: SCDI chairman Michael Urquhart has called for a new strategy on exports

Economy: A new record for the FTSE 100…we have the latest market reaction

+ Politics: John Swinney and Angus Robertson will open the SNP’s conference with defiant messages. Here’s what they will say (updates on this)

+ No deal: Theresa May has given her verdict on the referendum call, marking a new low in Holyrood-Westminster relations (updated)

+ Media: Ofcom has intervened in Rupert Murdoch’s latest takeover approach

+ Headhunters unite: Daily Business revealed the creation of a new recruitment business by two veterans in the sector

+ Small firms funding: A survey has revealed how SMEs plan to finance their growth

+ Ownership: A space technology company is the latest to opt for employee ownership

+ New chair: Edinburgh-based Nucleus Financial has a new chairman

+ Law: A big Scots law firm has unveiled a new partner in its pensions team

+ Media / advertising: The SPT has revealed who will handle the advertising across its network of operations

+ Sport: As Vern Cotter prepares for his last game in charge of the Scotland rugby squad our sports reporter Paul Kiddie looks back on his record

Appointments: Nucleus + Burness Paull + RGU + Ecosse Systems + Pinsent Masons + Loganair + Henderson Loggie + Morton Fraser +  other latest hires and promotions

TV sport: A battle for broadcast rights to Scottish football is looming 

Rangers: The ‘big tax case’ is being heard in the Supreme Court (awaiting verdict)

Agency relaunch: A Scots PR agency has rebranded and relocated. Daily Business joined the party

Funding drama: One of Scotland’s top theatres needs £25m to save it

Food and drink: A collection of rare whisky is to go under the hammer and could raise half a million pounds…

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