Investment on hold over uncertainty
A businessman has warned he will withhold investment in Scotland as uncertainty around a second referendum on independence threatens to stunt business growth…
Global rally stumbles
Markets suffered their biggest falls of the year as investors fretted over delays to President Trump’s plans to boost the economy….
Low pound causing price rises
Inflation rose to 2.3% in February, higher than the 2.1% forecast and topping the 2% mark for the first time since November 2013.
Fall in number out of work
Scottish unemployment has fallen to 4.7% and now stands at the same rate as the whole of the UK..
Food holds up sluggish retail sales
Romantic Scots helped fuel a rise in food and drink sales last month as they went on a spending spree for chocolates and wine for Valentine’s Day…
Economy showing resilience
Britain’s economy continues to show a robust, if cautious, response to the Brexit speculation with the British Chambers of Commerce today upgrading its GDP growth forecast..
Stronger manufacturing sector
Output from Scotland’s private sector, particularly manufacturers, is growing at it fastest rate..
Deals show first fall for five years
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay will have to find £73 million to plug a shortfall in expected revenue from the Scottish Government’s new property tax…
Snapchat IPO + Scottish Mortgage elevation
Stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic soared to record highs today on the back of fresh hopes of economic stimulus…
President 'to go softer' on immigration
Stock market investors drove Wall Street to a new high today after President Donald Trump adopted a softer tone on a series of policy issues…