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Friday’s business and political headlines

Daily Business has this morning’s breaking news on RBS trading figures...a new tax demand from whisky distillers…and we have a full report and list of results from last night’s Digital Technology Awards.. 

Yesterday we brought you first news of SCDI’s new CEO..the best read story of the day…while our other breaking news story on the Scots-Irish finance talks was the next best read…

Daily Business Magazine today has the programme for the Edinburgh International Film Festival.. and we report on the latest must-have home luxury for the well-heeled

Today’s agenda from Scotland’s online business and political news service…

+ Tory surge: A new survey says the Tories are likely to reclaim some of their traditional seats in Scotland

+ Bank comeback? Royal Bank of Scotland has this morning reported a first quarter profit…it comes as the bank settles with more of its shareholders over the 2008 rights issue. Full story here.

+ Comment: Terry Murden looks at today’s figures from RBS and asks if it could attract a buyer

+ Whisky: Distillers have this morning confirmed export figures first revealed in February but have issued a new demand to the UK government. Full story here…

+ Digital Awards: Report and full list of winners including a special honour for one leading tech company

SCDI appointment: The policy group has appointed a CEO  to replace Ross Martin

Finance talks: A group of finance sector leaders from Scotland and Ireland has held talks on post-Brexit collaboration

Sensor deal: An Edinburgh company developing pioneering sensors has signed a key deal in Asia

Law: Boyd Legal has hired a finance director

Fund management: A senior figure at an Edinburgh fund manager has been appointed to a key advisory role

Music to rich ears: the latest must-have luxury for the well-heeled was on show in Leith last night

Banking: Lloyds Banking Group has released figures showing it is on the way back to normality

Tax / property: A new study has criticised the government’s land and buildings transaction tax

Property: CBRE has poached a big hitter to join its Glasgow team 

Latest appointments: Boyd Legal + Martin Currie + CBRE + Sick Kids Friends Foundation + Anderson Strathern + other latest hires and promotions

Daily Business Magazine: 
+ Film: The Edinburgh International Film Festival unveiled its ‘retro’ programme to mark its 70th year. Pauline Taylor reports

Music to rich ears: the latest must-have luxury for the well-heeled was on show in Leith last night

Golf / tourism: A survey of 3,000 golfers has identified Scotland’s favourite holes – we have the full list

Street food revolution: One fashionable corner of Edinburgh is drawing weekly crowds lured by its varied food-to-go stalls. Pauline Taylor reports
Digital dilemma: Scotland’s digital economy is growing fast, but it is creating some challenges for the skills agencies. Terry Murden assesses the state of the market
Food and drink: The latest recommendations on where to eat and drink

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