News archive from 2 August 2015

David Nish to depart Standard Life on a high

David Nish to depart Standard Life on a high

STANDARD Life boss David Nish brings down the curtain on his six-year tenure at the helm of the Edinburgh life assurer this week, with the City expecting a swansong of rising profits and dividends. Nish is also set to reveal that a fall in life and...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Ryden warns of large hike in rates

Ryden warns of large hike in rates

COMPANIES in many prime locations across Scotland face steep hikes in business rates due to the forthcoming rating revaluation, experts have warned. Commercial properties in Aberdeen look like bearing the brunt of the changes, with new business park...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Riddle of single tier pension spreads fear

Riddle of single tier pension spreads fear

"Mind-blowing' complexity of deal for those who contracted out undermines pledge of more generous flat rate, writes Jeff Salway PEOPLE who have contracted out of the additional state pension face a struggle to work out their entitlement to the...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Drive to boost start-ups rolls into Scotland

Drive to boost start-ups rolls into Scotland

A CAMPAIGN to promote entrepreneurship arrives in Scotland this week on the way to helping the number of UK businesses started in 2015 reach a record 600,000. StartUp Britain was set up in 2011 and this summer’s tour, using an iconic Routemaster bus...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Comment: Chancellor’s got nothing to shout about

Comment: Chancellor’s got nothing to shout about

THERE'S been an unsettling familiarity about some of the data filtering out of the Bank of England over the past few weeks. Its latest money and credit figures reinforce the growing impression that we’re increasingly at risk of repeating the mistakes...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Comment: Thank heavens for shopper confidence

Comment: Thank heavens for shopper confidence

HOW ironic that the happier and more confident we feel, the more that economists despair. We are supposed to be “re-balancing the economy”, boosting manufacturing and driving ahead with exports. But of these there is little sign in the latest numbers....

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 

I, Boris Johnson, have so much in common with Shakespeare

With Pippa Middleton yet to complete her commentary on Wittgenstein’s Tractatus, Hodder & Stoughton settled upon Boris Johnson as the only living author qualified to complete a new Shakespeare biography in time for the 400th anniversary of the...

 
Comment: Diversity key to reinvigorating high streets

Comment: Diversity key to reinvigorating high streets

WHAT makes a successful high street? Clearly, a lack of boarded-up shop fronts helps, though it's not in itself a recipe for success. Not if the only occupiers are charity shops and discounters. The real success stories have managed to strike a...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
DPS bucks trend with increases in staff and sales

DPS bucks trend with increases in staff and sales

AN ENGINEERING firm has defied the looming loss of one of its major customers with an increase in both headcount and sales. Fife-based DPS Group created 22 jobs in the first six months of this year, including four apprentice and graduate positions....

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Calnex agrees lucrative China Mobile deal

Calnex agrees lucrative China Mobile deal

TECHNOLOGY firm Calnex is eyeing a multi-million pound boost to sales on the back of a deal to collaborate with China Mobile, the world's largest network operator. The Linlithgow-based maker of kits for testing mobile phone networks will work with the...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
QPR eye £1.6m swoop for Southend star Daniel Bentley

QPR eye £1.6m swoop for Southend star Daniel Bentley

After the sale of Alex McCarthy to Crystal Palace, Rangers boss Chris Ramsey is concerned he could yet lose Robert Green before the end of the window. Ramsey wants a quality replacement and is keen on England Under-21s star Bentley. Hull had a £1m...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
Newcastle 0 Monchengladbach 1: Low key affair for Steve McClaren's first home match

Newcastle 0 Monchengladbach 1: Low key affair for Steve McClaren's first home match

The former England manager shunned an introduction on the pitch before kick-off. Instead he made his way through the press box to take up a seat in the directors' box as the match started. It was not exactly high profile action out on the pitch...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 

How will Arsenal line-up against Chelsea in the Community Shield?

The new season is almost upon us and what better way to kick it off than another trip back to Wembley for the Community Shield to face Chelsea? With pundits everywhere claiming Arsenal should be able to get the better of Chelsea it’s a little bit...

Metro, 00:06 in Sport
 
Manchester City to delay Paul Pogba swoop until January

Manchester City to delay Paul Pogba swoop until January

City still want the France midfielder but won't meet Juventus' valuation of £80million. They also have been given the impression by the Italian champions that they don't want to sell Pogba, 22, in this transfer window, having already seen Carlos Tevez...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 

Arsene Wenger "convinces Arsenal board to make £42.2m Karim Benzema transfer offer'

Arsene Wenger has convinced the Arsenal board to offer £42.2million to sign Karim Benzema, according to reports. The Gunners are believed to have already had a £31.3m offer rejected by Real Madrid for Benzema, while a fresh £40.5m bid has yet to be...

Metro, 00:06 in Sport
 


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