A gambler who bet a world record political bet of £900,000 on a No vote is set to collect more than £1 million after his wager was a success.
UK and abroad
The pound has surged to a two-year high against the euro on the Asian markets this morning as the result of the referendum became clear.
Professional services giant PwC hailed a strong performance in Scotland as it reported UK revenue growth of 5% to £2.8billion for the year to June 30.
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.
International oilfield service company Expro, of Aberdeen, is to open a new base in Macae, Brazil. The company said the seven-figure investment highlighted its commitment to major projects in South America’s largest country. Read the full story on the Press and Journal’s sister website, Energy Voice.
EU Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki is nearing the end of her five years in office. In this month's essay, Keith Findlay delivers an end-of-term report...
More than 40 dogs have died after a blaze at one of the country’s largest dogs’ homes.
Unfavourable exchange rates took a slice out of profits at Scottish intellectual property firm Murgitroyd Group during the year to May 31.
The banking industry is upping its game in its fight against fraud.
Faroe has made peace with the European Union after a long-running spat over fish quotas, but the small Nordic nation is at the centre of a new battle with whale cull protesters.
Russia has broken its own ban on fish imports from the European Union.
The UK service industry - the main driver of economic growth across Britain - suffered a slowdown in the three months to August, new figures show.
Financial advisers are constantly scouring the market for new investment opportunities. Here, Barry O'Neill, investment director at Carbon Financial Partners, takes a look at one of the more interesting ones.
Brisbane is counting down the days before world leaders arrive in the city for the G20 summit.
Oil firms were last night with withdrawing staff from Nigeria and Liberia after the World Health Organisation declared the Ebola outbreak to be an international public health emergency.
People and skills top the list of priorities for UK businesses after years of under-investment during the recession, according to a survey by professional services firm KPMG.
More than half (57%) of cat and dog owners don't have pet insurance, research has found.
Design and engineering firm WS Atkins has suffered a sizable revolt over bosses' pay and its remuneration policy.
Celebrity favourite lingerie brand Agent Provocateur is set to be put up for sale with a £200million price tag.
Top bankers could be jailed or at least stripped of their bonuses for up to 10 years for behaving recklessly under proposed new rules for the financial service sector.
Norwegian oil and gas giant Statoil said second quarter profits were hit by asset sales, lower gas prices and seasonal effects.
The brother of Labour leader Ed Miliband is on a mission to save the world's fish stocks.
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.
Currency investors are starting to factor in the possibility that Scotland may not be part of the UK for much longer.
The bulk of Norway's AGR Group is poised for new ownership after a £155million-plus deal.
Tesco has ditched beleaguered chief executive Philip Clarke and recruited an outsider from consumer goods giant Unilever to restore its fortunes.
Broadcaster Sky has taken a majority stake in the producer of hit BBC show, the Great British Bake-off.
Britain's "big four" lenders are facing a full-scale competition probe over personal accounts and small business banking under plans set out by the watchdog yesterday.
Asian cash and carry tycoon Sir Anwar Pervez has clinched a £620million deal to buy pharmacy stores from the struggling Co-operative Group.
Tool rental firm Speedy Hire has reported a large jump in sales just months after appointing a new chief executive.
Scotland's economy has grown past its pre-recession peak to a new record level, official figures show.