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RBS posts £153m first-half loss

Still 80 per cent Government-owned Royal Bank of Scotland has reported a half-year loss of £153 million.

Published 30 July 2015

Scottish Government defends funding and progress of infrastructure projects

The Scottish Government has insisted that infrastructure projects will be delivered on time and on budget following questions over how much private finance is being used to fund them.

Published 29 July 2015

Business Briefs - 29 July

SSE takes £565m stake in North Sea gas field

Published 29 July 2015

RBS targets $2.2bn with further Citizens Bank sell-off

Royal Bank of Scotland has announced that it is selling up to 75 million shares in its former US subsidiary Citizens Financial Group, the parent company of Citizens Bank.

Published 29 July 2015

Fife credit union worker jailed over £80,000 embezzlement

A “trusted” member of staff who embezzled almost £80,000 from the Fife credit union where she worked is has been jailed.

Published 29 July 2015

One in four youths just stay with banks chosen by parents

A quarter of young adults in the UK are still using the bank account chosen for them by their parents when they were a child, according to new research.

Published 29 July 2015

10 million UK pensions going completely unchecked - Aviva

New research carried out by insurance giant Aviva has revealed that nearly two-thirds of people aged over 45 who are not yet retired admit to paying little or no attention to their pensions.

Published 29 July 2015

Blog: A tax on all your houses - Is Land and Buildings Transaction Tax affecting prices across the board?

Eric Curran is managing partner of DM Hall Chartered Surveyors, based in the firm's Glasgow North office

Published 29 July 2015

Scottish house prices up 3.5 per cent

Scottish house prices were up 3.5 per cent in the first quarter of 2015-16 compared to the same period last year, according to new figures from Registers of Scotland (RoS).

Published 29 July 2015

Scottish construction SME growth fastest since 2007

The Scottish construction industry is experiencing a boom, according to the latest survey of the sector's small and medium-sized (SME) firms.

Published 28 July 2015

Record North Sea licences issued but industry still needs support, say experts

The level of interest in exploiting the North Sea’s remaining oil and gas reserves was described as a “very positive message” yesterday after the Oil and Gas Authority confirmed one of its biggest rounds of licencing awards in the industry’s history.

Published 28 July 2015

Historic Bladnoch Distillery to restart production

Bladnoch Distillery, thought to be Scotland’s most southerly whisky producing site, is set the restart production after six years following its acquisition by an Australian entrepreneur.

Published 28 July 2015

Scottish manufacturers see orders fall - CBI

Scottish manufacturers’ exports fell in the last quarter at their fastest pace for 30 months, according to latest CBI Scotland data.

Published 28 July 2015

Bank of Scotland’s £60m backing for Iomart

Bank of Scotland has provided cloud computing and internet hosting business Iomart with a £60 million funding package to serve as an acquisitions war chest.

Published 28 July 2015

Commercial occupier demand intensifies in Edinburgh and Glasgow

After a relatively modest start to the year, demand for commercial office space is now at the highest level since the downturn, according to latest figures.

Published 28 July 2015