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Monday’s business, political and sports headlines

Daily Business got the weekend off to a cracking start with news on Saturday of BrewDog‘s new milestone and today we have an analysis of its growth… and there is a scandal brewing at the Bank of England… Plus we can confirm our story last month of a tie-up between two Scots events companies.. we also have the latest from the US Masters and news of the return to Ibrox of a former striker..

Here is today’s news and catch up…

+ Exclusive – events tie-up: Bruce Walker, the young Scot behind the Start-up Summit, has confirmed a merger deal with a rival as revealed by Daily Business last month

Brewer’s billion: BrewDog had raised new funds from the US and that it had become a £1bn company…

+ Dogged determination – Comment: How two young Scots joined the billionaire club by doing it their way

+ Bank scandal: A secret tape has emerged implicating the Bank of England in Libor fixing PLUS reguiators begin an investigation into Barclays as CEO admits to wrongdoing

+ Media: A PR agency has rebranded and relocated after marking a key milestone

+ Economy: Two surveys from Bank of Scotland and Grant Thornton offer new pointers on the economy

+ Accountancy: A firm of chartered accountants has hired two staff to head up a new division ahead of an expected upturn in the north east economy

+ Construction: A company has been named to allow early work to begin on the £700m hub at Glasgow university

+ Sport – Golf: Sergio Garcia finally ended his search for major glory

+ Sport – Football: A former Rangers striker has returned to the Ibrox club

Arthur’s Feat: A big pay day for two Scottish golf widows as a Scottish-trained horse won the Grand National for the first time since 1979…it comes just a week after signing a big sponsorship deal with a Scots gin company

Europe / politics / economy: A group of European politicians have written to the Scottish parliament offering their support to an independent Scotland + a new analysis by the Fraser of Allander Institute of the economic impact of the 2014 referendum + why Brexit will prompt a rebalancing of the UK economy, according to EY Item Club 

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

Latest appointments: Hall & Morrice + SwarmOnline + BTO + Buccleuch + JLL Scotland + Blackadders + other latest hires and promotions

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

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