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Sunday’s business and political headlines

Korean tensions dominate the news agenda…we have the latest developments……in business a Glasgow retailer is closing in on a flotation as we revealed last week…while The Sun newspaper is facing serious questions over comments by its former editor…Hibs are celebrating their title success….though there are concerns in Leith over a plan to demolish part of Leith Walk to make way for a housing and retail development…check out all these stories below..

..and catch up with the latest lifestyle and work-related issues in our new Daily Business Magazine…including Pauline Taylor’s food reviews and our Weekend Rewind column looking at a range of topical issues.

+ Korea:  this morning’s breaking news on North Korea missile launch

+ Retail IPO: A Glasgow retailer is defying the market and moving closer to a stock market flotation as revealed by Daily Business last week

+ Media: The Sun is under increasing pressure to take action as hostility grows to comments by its former editor 

+ Leith shops battle: The owner of a row of shops, cafes and other businesses wants to demolish them to build flats 

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

+ Sport – Rangers: Paul Kiddie says new boss Caixinha ready to take Celtic by the horns

+ Sport: Hibs and Aberdeen have a weekend to savour

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

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

Catch up on top stories from Daily Business..

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

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

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

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

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

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

Daily Business Magazine:

+ Weekend Rewind: Tesco in hot water over advert; are we at peak punk? and Goodwin showdown pitches banker v banker

+  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 – Harbour master: Pauline Taylor visits one of the west coast’s oldest hostelries

+ 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 

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