As I See It
Can Scotland build new dominant global companies? Ahead of another Entrepreneurial Scotland conference Terry Murden argues that the country must accept its place in the new world order
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.
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.
Talks with regulator
Ofcom Scotland has agreed to a meeting with Daily Business to discuss ongoing concerns over BBC Scotland’s continued promotion of selected media.
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.
Headline Money Awards
Daily Business editor Terry Murden has been shortlisted as Financial Journalist of the Year in a national awards scheme.
In a week of protests and petitions against sexual harassment and the weapons trade, one ‘voice’ can’t be ignored: big money.
So much expectation had been built up ahead of Theresa May’s set-piece speech on Brexit that it was inevitable that it would disappoint.