As I See It
It’s a big week for Scottish technology, with a major investor event bringing together some of the country’s rising stars and willing investors, although it comes amid a warning that there is a downside to the advance of new ideas.
As I See it
Standard Life Aberdeen is preparing to officially open its new headquarters amid market questions over the newly-merged company’s ability to fulfil projections made a year ago.
There is growing pressure from Britain’s think tanks for we citizens to benefit from a one-off state hand-out. The assumption seems to be that most of the adult population is in need of a cash bonus to tide us over.
The GKN management is now beginning to look desperate as it issued yet another rebuttal to Melrose Industries.
One common theme in the many surveys on business prospects is a concern over skills shortages, though it’s not for the want of efforts to tackle the problem.
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.
There will be a lot of revolutionary talk this week. Not the street-fighting kind, but among those breaking down the digital barricades to create a new economy.
There has been the usual diet of threats, promises and warnings in a week in which women’s voices competed for attention over the ever-present noise surrounding the Brexit debate.
There are lots of clever folk telling us how much output will be lost as a result of the big freeze: £200M? £500m? £1 billion?
In a week of protests and petitions against sexual harassment and the weapons trade, one ‘voice’ can’t be ignored: big money.