News archive from 7 July 2014

The Scotsman cartoon: Team Scotland uniform

The Scotsman cartoon: Team Scotland uniform

TEAM Scotland have unveiled the parade uniform for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Shown off at a special event in Stirling, the style received a positive reception from more than 400 athletes and officials who were...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
Uncertainty is harming solar sector, PM warned

Uncertainty is harming solar sector, PM warned

More than 150 businesses from across the solar power industry and beyond have joined forces to warn David Cameron of the threat to a sector that could be worth almost £80 billion globally by the end of the decade. The coalition of companies, which...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Comment: CAPE crusaders may not save the day

Comment: CAPE crusaders may not save the day

Clear signs that the mighty US economy has overcome the weather-related setbacks earlier this year sent both the Standard & Poor's 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average to record highs last week. The Dow closed above 17,000 for the first time...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Week ahead: Plenty of news for the city to ponder

Week ahead: Plenty of news for the city to ponder

SUMMER may have arrived but the City should remain a lively place this week with a string of updates and economic news to keep traders on their toes. Two important annual meetings will also take place, with boss Justin King stepping aside at...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
BUSINESS DIARY: Mark Carney | Jann Brown | Tanya Ewing

BUSINESS DIARY: Mark Carney | Jann Brown | Tanya Ewing

Cricket's innings as the centrepiece of the Bank of England's summer sports day has ended following the arrival of governor Mark Carney. Canadian-born Carney, who took over at the central bank last July, asked his 3,500 staff what they wanted to play...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Monday interview: Peter Gowers, Travelodge

Monday interview: Peter Gowers, Travelodge

Customer research comes naturally to Travelodge boss Peter Gowers, whose passion for travelling around Britain means he is a regular client of the company he runs. Chatting to other customers helps the hotel group chief executive keep in touch with...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Farming: Seed dressing ruling could be last straw

Farming: Seed dressing ruling could be last straw

There was an uncharacteristic outcry from the country's arable farmers late last week. Disappointment abounded when they learned hopes of a last-minute reprieve which would have allowed them to continue using a highly targeted and effective seed...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Greens accuse Brussels of letting big banks reduce cost of EU safety net

Greens accuse Brussels of letting big banks reduce cost of EU safety net

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi. Green MEPs say Brussels is protecting 'risk-taking' banks. Photograph: Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images Green MEPs have accused Brussels of capitulating to demands from leading banks that want to cut the...

Guardian, 00:06 in Business
 
General election and EU referendum worries main risks to business, says poll

General election and EU referendum worries main risks to business, says poll

While some cited higher borrowing costs, a housing bubble and volatility in emerging markets as risks, the main concern was the political outlook. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Political uncertainty around next year's election and the prospect of a...

Guardian, 00:06 in Business
 
Brian Ferguson: Questions over Bannockburn Live

Brian Ferguson: Questions over Bannockburn Live

VERY little of my dusty paperwork survived my evacuation from The Scotsman's office at Holyrood a couple of weeks ago. But the contents of the bulging file on the huge clan gathering in Edinburgh at the height of 2009's "Year of Homecoming"...

 
UK regional investment plans revealed

UK regional investment plans revealed

Former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine's review last year led to the creation of the local growth fund. Photograph: David Jones/PA The government is to set out plans for £5bn of investment in building homes, improving transport links and opening...

Guardian, 00:06 in Business
 
Selling personalised perfumes online

Selling personalised perfumes online

Of all the things to sell online, the last thing you might think would be successful would be a smell. Selling visible items would seem like an easy pitch - after all, you can put the picture up on the website. But a smell? Yet that is exactly what...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
World Cup boosts UK consumer spending

World Cup boosts UK consumer spending

World Cup fans splashing out on food, drink and replica football strips have given an early summer boost to UK consumer spending. Visa Europe’s latest UK expenditure index – published today – shows that year-on-year growth was recorded for a ninth...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
Probe begins after 11 die in Poland air crash

Probe begins after 11 die in Poland air crash

PROSECUTORS in Poland have opened an investigation into the causes of a light aircraft crash that claimed the lives of ten parachutists and one pilot on Saturday. The twin-engine Piper Navajo came down not long after take-off from an airfield near the...

 
Al-Shabaab blamed after 29 die in Kenya raids

Al-Shabaab blamed after 29 die in Kenya raids

GUNMEN killed at least 29 people in raids on two coastal areas of Kenya, the latest in a series of attacks claimed by Somali Islamists who have vowed to drive Kenyan forces out of Somalia, although a police officer cast doubt on their role. The...

 


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