The Scottish forestry industry produced a record 7.5 million tonnes of wood in 2014, accounting for 57% of all UK soft wood, figures revealed today will show.
An outdoor clothing and equipment retailer is set to launch a sales portal in China in time for the country's biggest online shopping day.
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney dampened expectations of an interest rate hike coming before the end of this year as he raised the prospect of inflation falling below zero again.
The Chancellor’s move to a single-Budget calendar from 2018 has given business hope that this, what you might call the first and last “Spring statement”, would contain few negative surprises so close to the new financial year.
A slump in DIY has hit B&Q owner Kingfisher but a trade-only business aimed at small builders has enjoyed a stronger half year.
A 2% cut in duty on wine and spirits would give Chancellor George Osborne a £1.5billion boost to the public finances in 2015, new industry analysis by EY has today revealed.
The tiny plastic blocks that are so unaccountably painful when stepped on with bare feet have surpassed Italy's most desirable sports car as the world's leading brand, according to a report.
Calls to raise interest rates grew louder yesterday after Bank of England (BoE) policy makers edged closer to a rise this month.
Forest adventure company Go Ape said it reached "new heights" in Scotland after more than 50,000 visitors swung through its trees during the 2015 season.
The business running the Trump International Golf Links hailed a "dramatic improvement" in the club's fortunes as it narrowed losses last year.
Northlink Ferries operator Serco disappointed investors yesterday after it revealed it was not out of difficulties yet.
A team of executive search specialists have regrouped following the demise of Aberdeen recruitment agency, Maxwell Drummond International (MDI).
The boss of Aberdeen Asset Management has "no plans" to step down from the firm he founded, the group has confirmed, as it contended with a flurry of speculation over claims it was up for sale.
A pair of hospitality and drink specialists have teamed up to launch a new whisky brand.
The world’s biggest shipping owner warned it has slashed £650million from its expected performance due to deterioration in the market.
Consultancy firm Turner & Townsend (T&T) has unveiled an 11 % rise in profits after its infrastructure and property practices helped its natural resources division to shrug off plummeting oil prices.
The owner of Four Seasons Healthcare has dismissed claims it will be forced into new ownership as it struggles with the rising costs of nursing care and the burden of its debts.
When will UK interest rates start to rise? It's a simple enough question, but anyone looking for an easy answer in the Bank of England's Inflation Report, summarising its latest views on the outlook for the economy, will find themselves disappointed.
Energy giant SSE has pledged to invest £12million in order to help meet the need to recruit a shortfall of 208,000 workers in the sector by 2023.
The owner of Aberdeen's Union Square shopping mall saw its profits last year more than double to £703million.
One of the companies behind the £745million Aberdeen western peripheral route (AWPR) yesterday issued its fourth profit warning in less than a year after accountants found shortfalls in the value of its contracts.
As George Osborne completes preparations on his Autumn statement this week, business owners, contractors established as “personal service companies” and public sector workers should watch out, professionals have warned.
Drinks giant Diageo reported a slump in sales and volumes as turmoil in emerging markets and currency fluctuations delivered a hangover in the firm's first quarter.
The Bank of England has said that British banks had a "dreadful record" on mis-selling complex interest rate hedging products to small businesses and warned that it would keep a close eye on them.
Aberdeen Asset Management has revealed plans to buy out a hedge fund for an undisclosed sum.
Diageo, the world's largest spirits maker, reported lower-than-expected sales for the six months to December, hurt by foreign exchange rate moves and discounting on vodka in the US, its biggest and most profitable market.
UK house prices have reached a new all-time high of £186,512 on average after leaping by 11.1% in the space of 12 months, figures from building society Nationwide show.
George Osborne is widely expected to offer a fillip for the oil and gas sector in this week’s budget although the impact of so-called “rabbits out of the hat” is expected to be fiscally neutral.
Tool and equipment-hire company HSS plans to raise £100million as it targets a stock market listing next month.
UK companies are suffering more cyber security incidents than their global counterparts but are less nimble in detecting breaches, new research has found.
A Inverness civil engineering contractor has secured a multi-million pound contract to assist in the development of a major road improvement for the Highways Agency in England.