News archive from 6 June 2013

MPs concerned over key hiring at central bank

Politicians have expressed "serious concerns" over the appointment of a former London Stock Exchange chief executive to the Bank of England's stability arm. The Commons Treasury committee voiced “reservations” about the choice of Dame Clara...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 

Expanding HR firm saw sales double last year

Oil and gas recruitment firm Infinity Resources International is hiring more staff of its own after doubling its turnover last year. Business has been booming for the Aberdeen-based group as competition intensifies for trained workers in the offshore...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 

Ikea founder leaves key post as power handover continues

Ingvar Kamprad, creator of Swedish furniture giant Ikea, is to take another step back from his company as the youngest of his three sons takes a key board role in a gradual handover of power. Kamprad, 87, who founded the business in rural south Sweden...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 

Tenant farmers want a bigger say

The Scottish Tenant Farmers Association (STFA) yesterday called on the Scottish Government to either set up a newly constituted land reform review group (LRRG) or to create a Lands Commission to look at farm tenancy issues. The tenants’ group’s ire at...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Stop and search reduction has led to fairer policing, says equality group

Stop and search reduction has led to fairer policing, says equality group

Police officers stop and search a handful of men near the Notting Hill Carnival. Photograph: Gideon Mendel/Corbis Police use of stop and search has been cut by up to 50% in five forces, including London and the West Midlands, without slowing the fall...

 

What the future holds

Lifting their heads from the immediate issues facing the agricultural industry, a group of farming leaders have published what they see as be the main research priorities for the next two decades. These include the utilisation of modern technologies...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Malnutrition identified as root cause of 3.1 million deaths among children

Malnutrition identified as root cause of 3.1 million deaths among children

Children wait with their mothers at a hospital in Mali. Malnutrition is behind 45% of all deaths among children under five. Photograph: Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images Malnutrition is the underlying cause of death for at least 3.1 million children,...

 
Mercedes-Benz sales boosted by small car demand

Mercedes-Benz sales boosted by small car demand

Luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz said strong demand for its smaller models helped drive up sales to record levels last month. The Stuttgart-based marque said sales in the UK jumped 17.3 per cent, pushing overall deliveries up 7.3 per cent to 121,360...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 

Syria: a town falls, talks falter

The battle for the border town of Qusair had all the ingredients of a total tragedy: thousands of civilians trapped without food or medicine; rebels resisting for two weeks against intense assaults, outnumbered and outgunned; the numbing realisation...

 

Benedetti to retire after selling first aid business

Serial entrepreneur Gio Benedetti is calling time on his 50-year business career after selling his first aid kit company. Benedetti, the father of critically-acclaimed violinist Nicola, has sold Wishaw-based Wallace Cameron to car-parts supplier V...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 

Legionnaires' outbreak causes Brisbane hospital to stop admissions

A Brisbane hospital has cancelled all admissions and surgeries as it hunts for the source of a legionnaires' outbreak that has killed one person and left another in intensive care. The Wesley hospital in Auchenflower has begun calling around 240...

 

Funds to create RelayMed jobs

technology startup RelayMed vowed to create 20 jobs after it secured £300,000 in Scottish Government funding to develop its healthcare diagnostic software for GP offices. The firm, based at the technology incubator TechCube in Edinburgh, raised...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 

Business news in brief: Sainsbury’s | Sesame | Simpson & Marwick | Ryanair

Justin King, the chief executive of Sainsbury's, has seen the value of his pay deal jump more than 22 per cent after overseeing the retailer's fifth consecutive rise in annual profits. King, who has run the UK’s third-largest supermarket chain since...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Film review: Behind the Candelabra

Film review: Behind the Candelabra

By showing a gay relationship story without the Holywood moralising, Steven Soderbergh cuts to the heart of Liberace's fascinating weirdness Behind the Candelabra (15) Directed by: Steven Soderbergh Starring: Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Rob Lowe * *...

 


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