News archive from 3 March 2014

CBI call on Osborne to boost investment and trade

CBI call on Osborne to boost investment and trade

BUSINESS leaders are today calling on the Chancellor to use his upcoming Budget to prioritise measures to boost investment and export trade in order to rebalance the economy. In a wide-ranging submission ahead of George Osborne’s 19 March speech, the...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Business interview: Jamie Coleman, Codebase

Business interview: Jamie Coleman, Codebase

JAMIE Coleman has just moved home and will be welcoming a lot of people to come and stay. It's not the place where he lives, you understand, but the new headquarters of his incubator business which he hopes to fill with some of Scotland's cutting-edge...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Comment: Debt at the heart of Ukraine’s woes

Comment: Debt at the heart of Ukraine’s woes

QUITE the scariest troubles are those that bubble up from nowhere. Those elaborate statistical models predicting how stock markets were likely to behave this year could now be facing a demolition ball. Few of the stock market’s star-gazers at the...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Business people: Campbell Hart | Humza Yousaf

Business people: Campbell Hart | Humza Yousaf

FORMER BBC journalist turned PR man Campbell Hart has joined the ranks of Scotland's crime novelists with his debut work Wilderness now available on Amazon. The book has been inspired by the bitterly cold winter of 2010 when temperatures dipped as low...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Elaine Motion to chair legal firm Balfour & Manson

Elaine Motion to chair legal firm Balfour & Manson

BALFOUR & Manson, one of Scotland's longest-established legal practices, will today unveil a shake-up in its top team following chairman Fred Tyler's decision to step down. The 125-year-old firm, which is based in Edinburgh, is replacing Tyler,...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
New York ideal for Scots entrepreneurs to emulate

New York ideal for Scots entrepreneurs to emulate

SCOTS must learn to fail if they want to succeed in the bold world of start-up business, writes Jim Duffy NEW York City was hit with the crash of 2008 just as badly as every other big payer. Property prices raced to the bottom and the corporate jobs...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Ukraine: Russians refuse to back down

Ukraine: Russians refuse to back down

UKRAINE stood "on the brink of disaster" last night, as its government called up emergency reservists while Russia continued to ramp up hostilities between the neighbouring countries. President Vladimir Putin refused to back down despite...

 
China: ‘Terrorist’ knife attack kills 29

China: ‘Terrorist’ knife attack kills 29

WITNESSES to chilling violence at a Chinese train station placed under heavy security yesterday recalled moments of fear and chaos after at least 29 people were killed in what authorities called a terrorist attack. Officials said a group of...

 
South Africa: Pistorius trial set to begin

South Africa: Pistorius trial set to begin

THE mother of the model shot dead by Oscar Pistorius will attend his trial so she can "look him in the eyes" and understand what he did to her daughter. June Steenkamp, whose daughter, Reeva, was the South African Olympic athlete’s...

 
Burma/Myanmar: Country backtracks on MSF doctors

Burma/Myanmar: Country backtracks on MSF doctors

BURMA is to allow Medecins Sans Fronti

 
Leaders: Ukraine crisis | RBS accounts

Leaders: Ukraine crisis | RBS accounts

BY ANY measure, events in Ukraine have exploded into the worst European crisis since the end of the Cold War. The country has ordered a full military mobilisation in response to Russia’s build-up of its forces both in the Crimea and now along the...

 
Senior Tory calls for focus on low-skilled migrants

Senior Tory calls for focus on low-skilled migrants

THE Prime Minister must ditch the pledge to bring net migration down to tens of thousands and instead focus efforts on curbing the number of low-skilled workers heading to Britain to stave off the threat from Ukip, former defence secretary Liam Fox...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Hot News
 
100 shop staff abused or attacked every day

100 shop staff abused or attacked every day

NEW guidelines on protecting shopworkers have been issued after 36,000 fell victim to violence or abuse last year. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) survey also found crime cost businesses £511 million in 2012-13. The BRC said this poses an...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Hot News
 
18% of hyperactive youngsters wait months for care

18% of hyperactive youngsters wait months for care

ALMOST a fifth of children and young people needing access to mental health services in Scotland are waiting more than 18 weeks to be seen, figures show. The latest statistics also revealed a fall in performance by health boards in reducing the...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Health
 
More height means higher IQ, finds Scottish study

More height means higher IQ, finds Scottish study

SCOTTISH researchers have claimed that shorter people are more likely to have a lower IQ than their taller counterparts. Scientists at Edinburgh University identified genes which influence both height and intelligence. In a joint study with Aberdeen...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Health
 


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