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Monday’s lunchtime business and political headlines

Today’s updated agenda is led by two property sector deals and another potential merger for a Scottish listed company

We ask if the high street needs to become a “leisure experience”..and report on a key legal appointment

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+ Property: State Street has confirmed plans to relocate in Edinburgh, as reported in Daily Business in December 

+ Property: Lomond Capital has secured bank funding for expansion in the south

+ Five-a-side talks: Two five a side football companies are in talks about a £170 million merger

+ Life sciences: The founder of a stem cell company is to step down as the company consolidates in US 

+ French boost: Markets were relieved after French voters rejected the far left candidate in the presidential election …we have the latest on the euro and how London opened this morning

+ Corbyn / Sturgeon: Two party leaders address the STUC conference in Aviemore with the former setting Britain on a socialist path, while the SNP leader will seek to claw back the vote after weekend polls put the Tories on course for a comeback

Tory surge : Pollsters indicate the Conservatives are on course for a landslide and big inroads in Scotland 

Opinion: Have the wheels finally come off the Nicola Sturgeon bandwagon?

+ Banking: Lloyds is poised for a return to ‘normality’ and will update the market this week

Revolution on the high street: Is the future of our shops to turn them into “leisure experiences”?

+ Enterprise / charity: A restaurant chain owner is opening his fourth outlet today and giving profits to charity

+ Whisky sale: A Scottish auction house has just recorded a record sale for rare whiskies

Law: A top legal firm has hired one of the leading figures in Scotland’s Chambers’ of Commerce as a director


Property: A prime office development in Edinburgh has attracted a new tenant

Property: new office data provides evidence of stability in the Aberdeen market + latest for central belt

CBI change: CBI Scotland is poised to appoint its first female director

Latest appointments: Anderson Strathern + Gilson Gray + Arts & Business Scotland + CBRE + BioQuarter + other latest hires and promotions

+ Sport – football: Celtic remain on course for treble

+ Sport – football: Fortune favours Aberdeen as Dons book place in final

Daily Business Magazine: 

+ Rewind the week: A glimpse inside one of Edinburgh’s rarely seen gems and why a former banker will be happy with the General Election date

Revolution on the high street: Is the future of our shops to turn them into “leisure experiences”?

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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