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CYBG’s £1.7 billion takeover of Virgin Money could mark the start of an M&A wave in the sector, with mid-tier banks now ripe for takeover as crisis-era woes are laid to rest, the global chairman of PwC has said.
The boss of CMC Markets and former Tory party treasurer Peter Cruddas has said Britain should “walk away” unless it can get the right EU deal, and attacked the Lords and rebel MPs for frustrating Brexit efforts.
Pig slaughtering will grind to a standstill at Brechin abattoir on Monday when supplies of vital CO2 gas used in the stunning process run out.
Day two in the sheep rings saw the Texel section prove as busy as ever, with spectators crowding the ring to witness two north-east breeders claim the top awards.
A top boss is being sought to lead the tourist organisation responsible for promoting some of Scotland’s most beautiful landscapes.
Budget airline Ryanair has ditched its service from Aberdeen to Malaga in Spain, citing “commercial reasons”.
Landings at Europe’s busiest white-fish port have surged as it benefits from healthier North Sea stocks.
Macallan whisky boss Scott McCroskie warned yesterday the single malt’s sales could suffer in a trade war between the US and Europe.
An Orkney fish farm has been named producer of the year by international retailer Marks and Spencer.
Residents across the Highland region have experienced unfair delivery surcharges for a number of years.
Scottish scientists have developed pigs resistant to one of the industry’s most costly diseases.
The Scottish Government’s climate change ambitions and the wider anti-red meat lobby pose a bigger threat to the farming sector than Brexit, according to the chairman of the industry promotional body, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).
Future rural policy should put the environment and other public goods at the heart of farming and land management.
Central Scotland farmers have scooped the top awards in the James Hutton Institute’s (JHI) annual best soil competition.
Major manufacturers employing more than 20,000 people in the UK have spoken out about the potential impact of Brexit on key British industries.
Oil firm Total has insisted in an internal memo that its case for changing North Sea workers’ shift patterns is “strong”.
London’s blue-chip index was lifted on Friday as oil-related stocks were helped by the outcome of a key meeting of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec).
A group of workers at a major gas plant in Shetland have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action in a dispute over rotas.
A warning by Airbus that it could pull out of the UK with the loss of thousands of jobs if Britain crashes out of the EU without a deal is “no idle threat”, the aerospace giant has stressed.
House of Fraser has been given the green light from creditors to axe more than half of its store estate, resulting in up to 6,000 job losses.
Premier Foods has kick-started efforts to quell a potential revolt aimed at ousting its chief executive after being blindsided by a top shareholder.
Whitbread boss Alison Brittain will be quizzed over the firm’s plans for Costa Coffee this week when the group reports on first-quarter trading.
With Airbus issuing a stark warning over Brexit, here are some other big firms that are shifting jobs and operations out of the UK:
Energy engineering firm Wood will release substantial funds to explore new technology to aid nuclear decommissioning.
The oil and gas supply chain is likely to have to keep a lid on its rates for another couple of years as the market remains “brutally competitive”, an analyst has said.
Oil giant BP has “no plans” to invest in renewables in Scotland, an energy chief said last night.
French engineering firm Colas has pumped fresh cash into its UK business and is ready to spend billions on takeovers in a push to gain market share in a sector still reeling from the collapse of Carillion.
Cake Box’s founders are set to pocket £17 million after the cream cakes retailer makes its stock market debut in London next week.
Gambling software firm Playtech has been given the green light by Italy’s market authority to complete its 846 million euro (£741 million) takeover of rival Snaitech.
When James Owers discovered he had left it too late to get his bike onto the train for a training trip in the Highlands, he would have been forgiven for giving up on the whole affair.
UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove left the Royal Highland showground last night after spectacularly failing to give the Scottish farming industry the one key assurance it demanded - that the long-promised review into the allocation of £160 million of convergence funding would go ahead.
One of Aberdeen’s best known bars is to reopen today following a £300,000 revamp.