Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
No plans to sell life business
Standard Life may be willing to sell its £16.1 billion annuity portfolio but …
Opening night: the years have flown by but the story remains the same for the stars of the hit musical Dirty Dancing. Pauline Taylor was at the first night. Read her review here.
As Leonardo opens in Haymarket
Developers of the £1 billion St James Centre in Edinburgh have let one of the hotels..
Archangels leads funding round
Optoscribe, a global supplier of glass-based integrated photonics components, has closed a series B investment round …
Senior hire for Marketing Edinburgh
Marketing Edinburgh has appointed Amanda Ferguson as head of business tourism. Ms Ferguson brings more than 19 years of experience in UK and international B2B marketing and events to the role. This includes spells with Edinburgh International Convention Centre (EICC), University of Edinburgh, and most recently, VisitScotland Business Events. Working at VisitScotland for the last ten years, she was responsible for the implementation and management of the organisation’s business events marketing strategy for the UK and European markets, which combined, represent 85% of all business events and meetings in Scotland.Read More
Performance 'on target'
Scottish Building Society has announced a reduced pre-tax profit of £1.27 million during the year to 31 January 2017. The figure is £300,000 down on the previous year’s total, though chief executive Mark Thomson said the performance met the targets outlined in the Society’s five-year plan. Mortgage balances increased by 8.8% to stand at a record £311m. while savings balances also grew to an all-time high of £365m. compared to £342.1m. in 2016. Total assets increased by just over £20m. to £409.2m., with reserves up from £31.5m. in 2016 toRead More
Misery for full-back
A dejected Stuart Hogg has spoken of his disappointment after being ruled out of the remainder of the British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand due to injury. The Glasgow Warriors star, a two-time Lion who featured in the victories over the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians and the Crusaders, suffered a facial bone fracture in Saturday’s match in Christchurch after a collision with team-mate Conor Murray. The British & Irish Lions medical team have been working in consultation with his club and Hogg will return to Scotland for furtherRead More
Firms make most of currency moves
Scottish exports have soared as a result of the slump in sterling.
Cost of living going up
Inflation’s rise to 2.9% has reinforced the case for a temporary reduction in VAT ..