News archive from 6 July 2013

Venezuela names admiral to be first female defence minister

"Here, where the remains of our commander lie, I have decided to name a new military high command," President Nicolas Maduro said in a speech carried live on all local TV networks. "I've decided to name a woman to head the defence...

 

Murray through to Wimbledon final

Andy Murray has cemented his place in the Wimbledon final following an electrifying and controversial clash with 6ft 8in Polish player Jerzy Janowicz. Murray, 26, held both hands aloft as he looked to the skies after being cheered to glory by a lively...

 
From the archive, 6 July 1955: A subdued Perón: political truce sought

From the archive, 6 July 1955: A subdued Perón: political truce sought

Argentine President Juan Perón and his wife Eva wave to the crowds during a political rally in 1950. Photo: Popperfoto/ACQ In a broadcast to-day which observers here considered to be the most conciliatory of his career, President Perón asked his...

 
James Callander & Son in £4m funding deal

James Callander & Son in £4m funding deal

ONE of Scotland's biggest sawmill operators is eyeing a range of growth "opportunities" after switching banks and agreeing a £4 million funding deal. James Callander & Son said the package from Clydesdale Bank would support the next...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
HTC and Samsung ‘assailed by cheaper Chinese rivals’

HTC and Samsung ‘assailed by cheaper Chinese rivals’

ASIAN smartphone giants HTC and Samsung found themselves on the ropes yesterday after missing second-quarter profit expectations. The duo, often credited with taking market share from struggling western rivals Nokia and Blackberry in recent years, now...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Nucleus powers to record half year in wake of new fee regime

Nucleus powers to record half year in wake of new fee regime

Nucleus, the "wrap" platform for financial advisers, has turned in a record first half on the back of changes to the industry's charging regime. Operating profit of £500,000 for the six months to the end of June compared with break-even in...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 

Hargreaves Services acquire assets of Scottish Coal

HARGREAVES Services yesterday acquired the assets of Scottish Coal for £8.4 million, three years after its parent company embarked on a £250m plan to float on the stock market. Hargreaves will reinstate 300 jobs, rising to 500, after taking control of...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 

Offshore safety concerns raised

A SURVEY of offshore oil and gas workers has found that 80 per cent believe not enough offshore health and safety checks are being made. The report, published on the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha Disaster today, also found that 88 per cent of...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 

Loch Lomond Shores strong early-summer footfall figures

LOCH Lomond Shores has recorded the highest early-summer footfall figures since the attraction opened more than a decade ago. The shopping centre and visitor complex at Balloch, West Dunbartonshire, welcomed more than 210,000 visitors in May and June...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 

Over 180 graduates from Scotland’s Rural College

Yesterday saw a notable first when more than 180 graduates received their degrees at the first ever Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) graduation. The ceremony was the first to take place since SRUC was formed through the merger of SAC with Barony,...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 

Farmers and consumers disagree on GM

The majority of British farmers say they would be happy to grow genetically-modified (GM) crops, despite almost half of consumers saying they had negative views of the technology. A survey of more than 600 British producers found 61 per cent would use...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 

EasyJet to face order showdown

Easyjet will next week try to face down a revolt by founder and largest shareholder Sir Stelios Haji-Ianonnou when it asks investors to approve the multi-billion pound purchase of up to 235 Airbus planes. Stelios, who with his family controls over 36...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 

Business briefs: Petroceltic | Vodafone | McBride

Waitrose - Wimbledon and Glastonbury gave a boost to the supermarket chain with weekly takings up 12.3 per cent on surging barbecue, Champagne and beer sales. • Petroceltic – The firm has begun legal action against two parties with whom its previous...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 

Carney’s opening gambit is bad news for savers

THE outlook for savers, retirees and first-time buyers looks bleak after the new head of the Bank of England dashed hopes of a rise in interest rates, experts have warned. Mark Carney, who took over from Sir Mervyn King as governor earlier this week,...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 

How to boost your pension with cash perks

Three top tips, from Kevin Garfagnini, Mazars Scotland 1. Free cash Payments into a pension are one of the few investments that provide you with tax relief. The relief is based on your marginal rate of income tax. So if you are a basic rate taxpayer,...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 


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