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Scottish jobs market growth continues as UK experiences first fall in permanent placements for two years

The Scottish labour market continued to tighten during January. Permanent staff appointments and temporary billings both rose further, but rates of increase softened in each case, according to the latest Royal Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs.

Published 8 February 2019

Blackadders announces merger with Aberdeen firm

Dundee-based law firm Blackadders LLP is set to reinforce its service offering by merging with Aberdeen-based solicitors, Plenderleath Runcie.

Published 8 February 2019

Gillespie Macandrew announces Glasgow expansion

Scottish law firm, Gillespie Macandrew, has expanded its Glasgow offering with the opening of new premises in the city centre.

Published 8 February 2019

Value of rare whisky bottles sold at UK auction exceeds £40m

The UK’s rare whisky auction market has exceeded sales of more than 100,000 bottles of rare whisky in a single year for the first time as global demand accelerates.

Published 8 February 2019

Canada life backs Scottish housebuilder with £30m investment

North Ayrshire-based Cunninghame Housing Association has secured a £30 million Private Placement Investment from insurance giant Canada Life to part fund its ongoing approved new build housing development programme.

Published 8 February 2019

Serial Scottish entrepreneur & venture capitalist joins P2P lending body

Serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and leading light in the Scottish entrepreneurial community, Paul Atkinson has joined WeDO Scotland as chairman.

Published 8 February 2019

£88.9m loan deal agreed for Glasgow’s biggest office development

HFD Property Group has secured an £88.9 million development loan to progress its Bothwell Exchange office project in Glasgow.

Published 8 February 2019

And finally... Mastercard introduces sonic branding to world of invisible payments

Global payments firm Mastercard is to launch a "sonic brand identity" so that whenever and wherever consumers engage with Mastercard – via physical, digital or voice platforms – the "distinct and memorable Mastercard melody" will now be heard.

Published 8 February 2019

Johnston Carmichael appoints top international corporate tax specialist

Scottish independent accountancy and business advisory firm, Johnston Carmichael, has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of a new director to head up its international corporate tax offering.

Published 7 February 2019

Glasgow City Council to 'remortgage' assets to make £548m equal pay settlement

Glasgow City Council's City Administration Committee has backed a deal that will see the authourity use property assets to secure loans that allow it to meet the cost of settling its £548m equal pay settlement.

Published 7 February 2019

Labour announces plans to nationalise RBS as shareholders back buyback proposal

Royal Bank of Scotland, which is still majority owned by the UK taxpayer, yesterday won approval from shareholders to buy back shares from the UK Government.

Published 7 February 2019

Interest rates held as Bank says recession is a one in four chance

The Bank of England has announced that interest rates are to be held at 0.75 per cent ahead of what it says will the slowest year of growth since the recession that followed the financial crisis of a decade ago.

Published 7 February 2019

Scottish Chamber: Political uncertainty and cost pressures taking toll on Scottish economy

The latest Scottish Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Economic Indicator survey for Q4 of 2018 shows Brexit uncertainty and rising cost pressures take toll on the Scottish economy as investment slows down.

Published 7 February 2019

East central Scotland house prices up 3.6 per cent year-on-year

From November 2018 to January 2019, the average selling price in east central Scotland rose to £239,709, a 3.6 per cent increase compared to the same period last year, ESPC reports.

Published 7 February 2019

Tributes paid to Scottish accountant, businessman and newspaper executive

Tributes have been paid to Scottish Chartered Accountant, businessman and former newspaper executive Liam Kane, who has died following a short illness.

Published 7 February 2019