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Tuesday, October 10th, 2017


UK economy grew by 0.4% in last quarter, says think tank (click for more)

The UK economy grew by an estimated 0.4% over the previous three months, says the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. If confirmed this would push growth slightly above the April to  June quarter (0.3%). Though stuck in low gear the economy is probably not weak enough to dissuade the Bank of England from raising interest rates next month. But Amit Kara, NIESR’s head of UK macroeconomic forecasting, said: “Activity has slowed since last year…At a time when real GDP growth in other major economies such as the EuroRead More

SNP leader shifts to domestic issues

Sturgeon unveils plan for publicly-owned energy company

Nicola Sturgeon cough sweets

First Minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon today revealed that the Scottish government will set up a publicly-owned energy company, promising low prices for consumers.

FreeAgent reports strong revenue growth

Accounting software company FreeAgent said it is trading in line with expectations and has strong revenue growth…

Expansion for translation firm

Lingo24 extends overseas with Amsterdam office

Translation service Lingo24 has opened an office in the Netherlands, taking its total number of offices around the world to six…

Scottish International Week

Scots urged to improve ‘poor’ export record

David Watt

A week of presentations aimed at stimulating international business opened in Edinburgh with a damning verdict on Scotland’s record on overseas trade.