Scottish Business News

Firms earn royal salute for efforts

Firms from the north, north-east and Argyll and Bute were among those to win prestigious prizes for international trade and an audience with the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
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Published: 21/04/2014

Businesses planning on increasing recruitment, says report

Business are planning to hire workers at a rate not seen since June 2008 mirroring a rise in optimism, according to a survey.
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Published: 21/04/2014

Store giant John Lewis planning to mark 150 years with celebration

John Lewis is to mark its 150th anniversary this year with a celebration of the company’s growth from a humble draper’s shop to a £4billion international business.
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Published: 19/04/2014

Tough rules for chiefs to come in

The UK Government is set to bring forward proposals aimed at implementing more restrictions and punishments for so-called “dodgy directors”.
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Published: 19/04/2014

Scottish firms facing pension fines

Scottish employers could face fines running into tens of thousands of pounds if they ignore new workplace pension rules which are coming into force.
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Published: 19/04/2014

Independent study clears us of small firms scam – RBS

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) said yesterday that an independent review by law firm Clifford Chance found no evidence that it had set out to defraud its business customers.
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Published: 18/04/2014

Diageo sales hit by volatility in international markets

Whisky maker Diageo yesterday reported a 1.3% decline in third-quarter sales after volatility in emerging markets curbed demand for its alcoholic drinks.
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Published: 18/04/2014

Co-op reveals £2.5bn loss in ‘worst year’

The mutual group behind Co-operative food stores, funeral services, insurance and pharmacies, revealed a £2.5billion loss yesterday, reflecting “fundamental failings in management and governance” and write-downs that almost caused the bank to fail.
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Published: 18/04/2014
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