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Thursday, May 4th, 2017


Opportunity for young start-ups

Rasul launches £25,000 ‘PropTech’ challenge

Shaf Rasul

Scots businessman Shaf Rasul is inviting budding entrepreneurs to take up the ‘PropTech Innovation Challenge’..

Energy stocks fall in nervous market

Oil price slumps 5% on faltering output deal

Brent Oil field

A fall in crude oil prices wiped out the gains made since a deal to cut production was agreed last November…

'I can't stand up much' says Prince

Duke of Edinburgh to retire from public duties

Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh is to retire from royal duties in the autumn, Buckingham Palace announced today…

Fund manager strengthens team

Hair and Ashcroft promoted at SL Wealth

John Hair

Standard Life Wealth, the discretionary fund manager, has promoted John Hair to chief investment officer, and Julie-Ann Ashcroft to head of investments, alongside Darren Ripton. Reporting directly to Richard Charnock, chief executive, Mr Hair will have responsibility for the overall performance of Standard Life Wealth’s investment portfolios, which have over £6.7 billion assets under management, and will form part of the leadership team based in London.  Mr Hair will continue to manage portfolios for charities, private clients, trusts and pensions.  Ms Ashcroft will report into John Hair, and will assume overallRead More

Head coach delighted

Townsend adds Blair to Scotland backroom staff

Incoming Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has added Glasgow Warriors Skills Coach Mike Blair – the country’s most-capped scrum-half and former captain – to his coaching team ahead of the 2017 summer tour. Blair, who earned 85 caps for his country and toured with the British and Irish Lions in 2009, arrives with Townsend and assistant coaches Matt Taylor and Dan McFarland from Glasgow Warriors at the end of the 2016/17 season. He will take up his new role as Skills Coach to the national team after the Warriors’ final matchRead More

Scale-up Summit

‘Go for growth’ is message from Summit leaders

Mark Hogarth

Scotland’s small businesses were today urged to move into ‘scale-up’ phase by business leaders, from traditional to modern, keen to pass on their experiences…

Hotel chain moves into Scotland

Five hotels sold as low pound drives demand

Alexandra Hotel Oban

An overseas hotel chain has made a big move into Scotland has the low pound drives demand…

Former British Lion

Interview: Gavin Hastings

Gavin Hastings

We can be heroes

Latest market figures

Trading updates: Next, Shell, Morrisons, HSBC


A number of blue chip firms report figures today…here’s a summary

Warning of advertising slowdown

Facebook reaching quarter of world population


A quarter of the world’s population now use Facebook, helping to push up profits by 76% in the first three months of the year, to £2.4 billion. The number of users each month increased to 1.94 billion, of which nearly 1.3 billion use it daily, the company said. However, the social network has warned that growth in ad revenues will slow down. The company has hired 3,000 staff to help moderate content after it was criticised over its handling of hate speech, child abuse and self-harm.. Most of the new users comingRead More