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Drop in Scottish footfall numbers after three months of growth -SRC

May saw footfall numbers in Scotland 1.8 per cent lower than a year ago, down on the 1.1 per cent rise in April, according to latest figures from the Scottish Retail Consortium.

Published 15 June 2015

Manufacturing in Scotland needs support as cornerstone of economy -BDO

Manufacturing in Scotland needs to be encouraged as the sector experiences a downturn in activity according to the accountants BDO.

Published 15 June 2015

Aberdeen raises £100m from non-voting shares issue

Aberdeen Asset Management has struck a deal to issue £100m of non-voting, perpetual, non-cumulative, redeemable shares to Japanese bank Mitsubishi UFJ and Banking Corporation (MUTB).

Published 15 June 2015

Clear growth for lawyers Morton Fraser as turnover passes £18m

Scottish law firm Morton Fraser has today announced an increase in turnover of 8 per cent to hit £18.3 million, with net profit up by 20 per cent to £6.6 million.

Published 15 June 2015

Dundee City Council to buy mortgages in bid to tackle homelessness

Dundee City Council has given its unanimous approval for a new scheme that will see the council buy homes from tenants in financial difficulty.

Published 15 June 2015

KPMG Scotland strengthens team with trio of senior appointments

KPMG has signalled its intention to target growth in its financial services, cyber security, restructuring, and tax teams in Scotland following a string of promotions at partner and director level.

Published 15 June 2015

Hampden Bank considers leaving Edinburgh ‘but it’s not a political thing’

An Edinburgh-based private bank aimed at high net worth clients has refused to rule out shifting its headquarters south of the Border.

Published 15 June 2015

UK government to reject SNP’s full fiscal autonomy amendment

The UK government is to reject an amendment to the Scotland Bill which calls for full fiscal autonomy north of the border, the Scottish secretary has confirmed.

Published 15 June 2015

Scots staff availability contracts sharply but growth in placements continues -BoS

The number of people placed into work in Scotland increased again during May, though the rate of growth remained below the levels seen in the opening quarter of 2015 and throughout last year.

Published 15 June 2015

Business Briefs - June 12

Over 3000 new Scots businesses started in Q1

Published 12 June 2015

All smiles for Scots comic Bridges as company posts cool £1m

A company owned by Scots comic Kevin Bridges, aka ‘Kev.in’, has posted total assets of nearly £1 million.

Published 12 June 2015

Streaming will see UK music industry revenue hit £2.7bn within four years -PwC

With Scotland’s biggest music festival set to kick off in under four weeks, a new PwC report reveals the growing popularity of music streaming and its impact on the UK music industry.

Published 12 June 2015

OBR downgrades projected oil revenues as SNP's Full Fiscal Autonomy bid takes a battering

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has downgraded North Sea oil revenues to just £2billion between 2020 and 2040 - £34.5 billion less than previously estimated.

Published 12 June 2015

North Sea woes hit Aberdeen airport as Edinburgh and Glasgow soar

The downturn in the North Sea oil and gas industry has left Aberdeen Airport trailing southern hubs in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Published 12 June 2015

Accountant pay and jobs in finance both on the up

Growth and increased confidence in the economy is leading to better prospects for the accountancy profession, with nearly two-thirds of accountants receiving pay rises above or in line with inflation in the past 12 months, according to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Published 12 June 2015