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100 new shipbuilding jobs created at Ferguson Marine

A further £1 million investment has been secured for the Fergusons shipyard on the Clyde creating 100 new jobs.

Published 24 November 2015

Global debt defaults hit 6-year high

Data from ratings agency Standard & Poor’s has revealed global defaults on debts have reached the second highest level in a decade.

Published 24 November 2015

'Autumn Statement a chance to boost floundering confidence of small and mid-cap businesses'

With the exception of January when the upcoming election was causing jitters amongst businesses, the confidence of small and mid-cap quoted companies in the economy is at its lowest level for over two years.

Published 24 November 2015

Yorkshire firm ABL Business launches new Glasgow office

Yorkshire-based finance and marketing consultancy ABL Business has expanded its operations into Scotland after spotting a gap in the market.

Published 24 November 2015

Royal visit marks opening of RSM’s new Glasgow office

Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has opened its new Glasgow office.

Published 24 November 2015

£30 million city deal investment confirmed

The first £30 million of investment in a transformative £1.13 billion city and region deal for Glasgow and the Clyde Valley has been confirmed.

Published 24 November 2015

National Payroll Award for A2+B

Aberdeen-based accountants A2+B LLP’s Integrated Employment Solutions (IES) team has been successful for the fourth year running at the annual UK-wide Payroll World Awards, having received the Specialist Payroll Provider Award.

Published 23 November 2015

Next executive director announced for Fife Council's finance and corporate services

Eileen Rowand, head of revenue & shared services at Fife Council, has been appointed executive director finance & corporate services at the authority.

Published 23 November 2015

Promotions abound as the festive shopping season gets underway

As the countdown to Christmas begins, PwC has found that more than half (56 per cent) of 100 high street retailers were holding sales or advertising promotions in their shop window, such as '3 for 2' deals.

Published 23 November 2015

CML and Which? launch new mortgage fees tariff to help consumers compare charges

The Council of Mortgage Lenders and consumer watchdog Which? are today launching a new "tariff of mortgage charges" that will introduce a standard format for how lenders communicate their fees, to make it easier for customers to understand charges and compare deals.

Published 23 November 2015

Alliance buys back £64m of shares

Alliance Trust has ramped up purchases of its shares, spending over £26 million last week in a determined bid to lower their discount.

Published 23 November 2015

Scotland needs to encourage and retain medium and large businesses - BDO

The number of business in Scotland may have risen to a record high but the majority of this growth has been in one man operations with the number of medium to large firms either static or having risen by a small percentage, according to analysis of the latest statistics by accountants BDO.

Published 23 November 2015

New risks, new rules: financial community shows governance is the new differentiator in investment decisions

New research from Aberdeen Asset Management has revealed the integral part that governance plays in the investments asset managers make and what clients expect of them.

Published 23 November 2015

Standard Life: shareholders would back HSBC HQ migration

Edinburgh-based insurance giant Standard Life, which owns 1 per cent of HSBC, has said it would back a move by the lender, which is Britain’s biggest bank, to relocate out of the country.

Published 23 November 2015

Lords calls on PM to halt Scotland Bill amid worries over fiscal framework

The House of Lords has called on the Prime Minister to halt the Scotland Bill amid fears the process is being undertaken with “undue haste” and without an assessment of the political and economic consequences for the UK.

Published 20 November 2015