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Monday’s breaking business and political news

Daily Business yesterday enjoyed a record 28,313 page views and a 0.05% bounce rate to get the week off to a cracking start.

Today we have news of possibly the biggest oil find in the North Sea this century… three bidders are lined up to acquire a Scottish listed company…a record fine for BT…some impressive figures for the tourism industry…success at last for Gordon Strachan… and the PM is back in Scotland

+ May in Scotland: Theresa May is expected to offer some Brexit concessions to Nicola Sturgeon during a visit to Scotland today 

+ Oil: Has an explorer just announced the biggest oil find in the North Sea this century?

+ Oil: A $50m deal for a Scottish oil services group

+ Tourism: Scotland punching above its weight as creative campaigns and investment pays off

+ Three bids: A Scottish listed company is in talks with three potential bidders

+ BT fine: A record penalty has been imposed on the telecoms provider

+ BT hire: BT has hired a new head for its public sector business in Scotland

+ Food and drink: A consortium of trade bodies has written to several government departments over the Brexit talks. Here’s what they say

+ Surveys: latest updates on sentiment from financial services and construction

+ Art: A new exhibition of Modern Art has the ability to shock but is also highly relevant… Pauline Taylor reports on the opening of NOW at Modern One, Edinburgh

+ Enterprise: A former Scots Special Branch officer has developed an app that was used to good effect during last week’s terror attack in London

+ Property: Two major office launches took place last week in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Daily Business was the only media at both. See our updates here

+ Sport: Relief for Gordon Strachan as Scotland secure a last gasp World Cup win

Pension review Comment: Lindsey Rogerson assesses what John Cridland’s recommendations mean for all of us

Appointments: BT Scotland + Buccleuch + Stewart Milne + Chris Stewart Group + SFT + other latest hires and promotions

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