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Friday’s business and political headlines

Daily Business has the latest market reaction to the US missile strike on Syria in the early hours… a new milestone for the food and drink sector…an update on the sale of a bank

Yesterday we broke news of FanDuel’s change of plans in Edinburgh…our best read story…followed by news of a possible post-Brexit move for Standard Life‘s Euro business…and a campaign to encourage more girls into rugby

Earlier this week we exclusively revealed Robert Kilgour’s plans to lead a business campaign against a second independence an interview today he speaks about the reasons why he is getting involved…

Stay ahead by following the Daily Business news website throughout the day here:

Daily Business Magazine has a report and pix on last night’s restaurant launch in Edinburgh…. an interview with one of Scotland’s independent tailors on keeping up a tradition and preparing to launch in Glasgow…and details on a new film festival:

Today’s highlights..and catch up on top read stories…

+ Bank payout: Lloyds Banking Group has agreed further compensation for victims of a fraud on SMEs.

+ Syria / oil: Crude prices rose after US President Donald Trump ordered a cruise missile attack on Syria early this morning

+ Food and drink: Scotland’s food and drink sector has hit a key new milestone

+ Banking: The Co-operative Bank has this morning issued an update on its sale or refinancing plans

+ Independence: Businessman Robert Kilgour speaks exclusively to Daily Business about why he is launching a campaign against a second referendum

Finance: Standard Life is looking at switching part of its business to Dublin

+ Road contract: Four bidders are shortlisted for a £50m road upgrade

Game changer: FanDuel, the Scottish games company, has quietly changed its Edinburgh strategy

+ Tourism: US hotel chain Marriott confirms expansion in Scotland

Closing the gap: Scotland’s tech skills academy CodeClan is raising its target following a surge in demand

Comment – are high taxes really a cause of Scotland’s economic woes?

Bug buster: A drugs company targeting hospital infections has raised almost a million pounds

Housing – failed pledge: Why Homes for Scotland is unhappy with ministers

President’s address: A former US president is heading to Scotland to address business leaders

Clyde delay: A plan for a £100m development on the Clyde has been held up by planning objections

Latest appointments: BTO + Buccleuch + JLL Scotland + Blackadders + RSM + Chambers of Commerce + Law at Work + other latest hires and promotions

+ Media: Daily Business has launched a new features and opinion website…full details here

New fund: Par Equity, the Edinburgh based venture capital firm, has unveiled a ground-breaking fund 

Sport: A campaign has been launched to persuade more women to take up rugby. Paul Kiddie reports

Daily Business Magazine:

+ Restaurant opening: Daily Business was at last night’s launch party at Wagamama in Edinburgh…see our report and photos

+ Food review – Raeburn Hotel, Stockbridge

+ Film: a  festival of independent international film making is heading to pop-up venues in Edinburgh and Scotland

Style: An Edinburgh retailer is upholding the tailoring tradition and is about to launch in Glasgow…Daily Business Magazine gets the inside story at Walker Slater 

Motivation a problem? Jacqueline Brown speaks about the rise of the professional coach

Dress codes: How should you dress in the workplace? And who should decide?

Art Exhibition: Shocking, relevant.. and Now on show

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