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Wednesday’s business, political and sports headlines

Today we report that Fred Goodwin is due in court… Tesco and Tesco Bank have unveiled full-year figures…there is an update on the football coach blast… plus an acquisition in America by a Scottish firm..we can also reveal speculation that a Glasgow retail group is planning a flotation, as yet unconfirmed…watch the Daily Business website for updates..

Our story and video footage of the airline passenger being dragged from his seat was the best read item yesterday..followed by our Magazine interview with motivational coach Jacqueline Brown

A top US author and speaker took time out from a world tour to talk exclusively to Daily Business about how to become a better leader… read his story in today’s Magazine feature..

Here is today’s news and catch up…

+ 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

+ Tesco: CEO Dave Lewis hails further progress while Edinburgh-based Tesco Bank takes hit from charges

+ Coach blast: The coach carrying a top German football team was hit by three explosions last night

+ Dolly centre funding: Business minister Greg Clark had some good news for a research centre in Scotland

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

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

Airport milestone: There is some good news from the aviation industry..with a new Scottish passenger record

Latest appointments: Morton Fraser + ICAS + Hall Morrice + SwarmOnline + other latest hires and promotions

Catch up…

Customer service: The CEO of an airline whose security guards dragged a passenger from his seat recently won a top communications award + what the airline said about the incident

Inflation: The latest data was released and we have reaction from the market.

Sport: A Scottish Premier League club has raised almost £4m to boost its facilities

Outdoor boost: How did Tiso, the Scottish outdoor chain, perform over the past year since its acquisition by JD Sports?

High street blow: Buyers are being sought for the collapsed fashion chain Jaeger

Telecoms: A Glasgow firm has secured a deal to extend services across Europe 

Media: A PR agency has rebranded and expanded

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

Daily Business Magazine:

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: 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 

Recharging the batteries: Ever felt you’ve hit a wall? Lost your mojo? Jacqueline Brown talks about the growth of motivational coaching 

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