As I See It
Weekend Comment: Standard Life Aberdeen’s decision to sell most of its insurance business marks a historic and seismic change in Scotland’s financial services sector that should not be underestimated.
We now have a more complex income tax system and it will not result in any significant improvement in public services…
As I See it
Scottish Widows dealt a blow to Standard Life Aberdeen which raises questions about the rationale for the merger…
It’s Jim McColl versus Benny Higgins in the Battle of the Banks….and do we really need an interest rate increase?
After the former Carillion executives were described as ‘delusional’ it is surely time for a more thorough review of how big businesses conduct themselves.
Richard Leonard is demanding more action to boost productivity. But how can the Scottish government do it?
As I See It: Week in Review
The past week has seen upheaval at Hampden…the end of the road for the walk-on girls…a tycoon giving parliament a finger-wagging…and some ups and downs for the hotels industry..
Businessman Jim McColl is probably still one who many Scots would struggle to recognise, but he planted a few seeds for future economic policy this week.
A week in the Daily Business diary began with a call from a housebuilder and also featured lunch at a historic venue, an Oscar winning actress, a pop singer and one of the world’s richest men…
Scots everywhere will be tucking into their neeps and tatties tonight with celebrations of the bard tainted by another row over nationhood.