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Friday’s business, political and sports headlines

SNP plans to create what would effectively become a central bank have emerged in new papers... Labour has stepped into the row over bank branch closures
..we have the latest appointments....and what’s the latest must-have colour fashion? Find out in our Magazine feature below

Today’s news and catch up…

+ Bank plan: Newly-issued papers have revealed how the SNP planned to set up a monetary and economic institution to run the country

+ Bank battle: Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell has stepped into the row over branch closures…the party’s latest declaration this week on the economy, including late payments and public sector contracts

Rangers: Chairman Dave King is facing new legal action after defying the City regulator

+ Alan Steel – On the Money: Why low costs can mean high hurdles for those looking to invest

Media / Comment: A new editor for The Scotsman…but the paper’s owner wants him to keep an eye on another title

+ Property hire: Ex-Scotland cricketer now batting for property firm 

+ Tech hire: A director of Jumpstart has taken the chair at a technology company

+ Accountancy: RSM adds to growing tax team

+ ICAS: Tax leader hired by accountancy body

Enterprise: Activity centre plans diversification into hospitality and conferences

Bus order: Falkirk manufacturer Alexander Dennis has received some good news

Latest appointments: thinkWhere + RSM + Grant Property + ICAS + Morton Fraser + Hall Morrice + other latest hires and promotions

Sport: Hearts owner Ann Budge issued a robust statement yesterday…commenting on Craig Levein’s role and the club’s plans for the early weeks of next season

Confidence rising: A new survey on the SME sector offers some hope and a little caution..

Road ready: The M8’s missing link is close to being opened – with update and video

Daily Business Magazine:

+  Style – Colour statement: The latest must-have colour fashion is spreading from phones to jewellery and is now making its way into the bedroom

+ Food and drink – Kitchen draw: Dougal Sharp marks the opening of a bar with a difference

Leadership: US speaker Michael Anderson believes that creating a better relationship with ourselves can help us become better leaders 

Foxy food: Pauline Taylor visits a popular inn in Fife to sample the lunchtime menu

Happy accident: The Candy Bar proved to be a surprise hit

Style – tailoring: 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 

Mojo on the wane? Ever felt you’ve hit a wall? Jacqueline Brown talks about the growth of motivational coaching 

Catch up on top stories from yesterday’s Daily Business..

+ Late payment: Latest data reveals the extent of one of the biggest problems facing SMEs

School alarm: Defects have been found in more buildings following an inspection of building standards

Goodwin in court: A date has been set for the former CEO of RBS to make a rare public appearance when he appears in court + a private shareholders group wants the current chairman to step down

Retail float: Daily Business has learned that a Scottish retailer is looking at financing options which may include a flotation

Scots acquisition: A Scottish engineering company has acquired a business in the US

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

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