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Terry Murden, Editor


As I See It

Privacy and decency put social media in the dock

Terry smiling

With impeccable timing the imminent implementation of the new general data protection regulation (GDPR) has coincided with one of the biggest breaches of privacy for a generation.

The US Federal Reserve has hiked interest rates from 1.5% to 1.75%

Jacob Deppe, Head of Trading at online trading platform Infinox, comments: “A rate rise by the US Federal Reserve today was widely expected, priced in by markets and came as little surprise.  “So sure were markets that a rate rise would occur today they gave it a near 95% probability.  “What markets will have been looking for was any indication the Fed planned to tighten monetary policy at a faster rate than expected during the rest of 2018. “We haven’t seen a great deal of evidence to suggest the Fed isRead More

More woes for high street

New Look shutting stores as 1,000 jobs go

New Look

Retailer New Look is closing 60 stores, including eight in Scotland, with the loss of up to 980 jobs.

World Cup qualifier

Scots World Cup hopes washed out in Harare

Kyle Coetzer

Scotland’s hopes of making it to the 2019 cricket world cup were washed away in Harare

Latest official data

More out of work as Scots economy ‘trembles’

Unemployment rose in Scotland last quarter as the labour market continued to grapple with a shake-out in industry and skills shortages in key sectors.

Legal firm expands team

Vialex leads on deals and hires key adviser

Keith Anderson and Greig Williamson

Scottish legal services firm Vialex has completed a string of deals and announced a key hire as it continues to grow its transaction services division.

Shares trade from Friday

Baillie Gifford raises £173m for US Trust

Gary Robinson

Baillie Gifford & Co., the independent investment partnership, has raised..

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Profits warning at retailer

Moss Bros boss says stock delays ‘painful’

Moss Bros

Moss Bros, the suit hire company, became the latest high street retailer to report trading difficulties,