Five-a-side football pitch operator Goals Soccer Centres yesterday said it is on course to grow its U.S. business after sales at its Los Angeles centre rose 13% to £1.12million in 2014.
UK and abroad
The price of a barrel of Brent crude oil has dropped for a fifth consecutive day, its longest retreat in almost three months, amid signs that the global supply glut will persist.
The US embassy in Riyadh said today it was aware of a possible plot to attack employees working with oil giant Chevron in Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil supplier.
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.
Actor Harrison Ford has been taken to hospital following a plane crash.
French aerospace giant Airbus Group yesterday posted a rise of nearly 60% in net income for 2014 despite flagging helicopter sales and a £400million charge incurred for delays to its A400M military transporter.
Plans for a major new wind farm in the Moray Firth were dented yesterday by the government’s decision to overlook a funding application for the project.
Aberdeen city and shire was the most economically productive region in the UK outside of the south-east in 2013, new figures have revealed.
European airlines have a year to prepare for new rules governing the amount of time pilots are on duty after a survey of more than 6,000 of them revealed shocking levels of fatigue in the cockpit.
The owner of Aberdeen's Union Square shopping mall saw its profits last year more than double to £703million.
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.
Scottish climbers who love scaling trees but are less fond of falling out of them without a harness have been flocking to forest adventure company Go Ape in recent times.
The UK could find itself outside the world's top 10 largest economies by 2050 despite its potential to outperform its EU allies over the same period, according to recent report by PwC.
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.
Around 2ft of snow has fallen in some parts of the USA as the north-east of the country is battered by a huge snowstorm.
A woman was shocked after she found a sinister message on her TV screen when she checked into a Travelodge hotel on Wednesday.
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.
The drink giant behind some of Scotland’s best known whisky brands is poised to sell Cuban rum in the US in the latest sign of thawing relations between Washington and Havana.
Tool and equipment-hire company HSS plans to raise £100million as it targets a stock market listing next month.
Statoil has flown home more than 100 workers from seven installations in the North Sea. The company said the measure had been taken as a precaution due to “limitations” to lifeboats on board. Read the full story on The Press and Journal’s sister website Energy Voice.
Acumen Financial Planning pensions specialist Kevin Mackenzie explains how those people who are lucky enough to receive a new year bonus can make it go further
The UK's accounting watchdog has launched a new investigation into a £263million overstatement of profit expectations at Tesco.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are being squeezed by other companies failing to pay their invoices on time, according to the Institute of Directors (IoD).
A new report and map by insurance broking giant Marsh highlights the 20 most riskiest places in the world to do business in 2015.
The question for the court was whether obesity was covered by disability discrimination under EU law.
The UK’s oil industry is “close to collapse” but the falling oil price could have a net benefit to the UK economy, according to experts.
Bebo is making a return from the dead, six years after it was bought for $850 million by AOL.
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.
At this time of year, most people are getting into the festive spirit and thinking about putting up their Christmas trees at home.
Scottish bank workers who were forced to keep vegetables on their desks until they won new business highlight a "toxic culture" in the industry that will take a generation to fix, a financial services think-tank says.
Aberdeen appears to be the Scottish city with the best chance of producing the country's next great inventor.
UK carrier Eastern Airways has signed a new codeshare agreement with Norwegian airline Wideroe to provide smoother connections between Britain and the Scandinavian country.