News archive from 9 March 2014

Review: Michael Buble, SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Review: Michael Buble, SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Michael Buble sure knows how to make an entrance - but then again the Canadian crooner doesn't need to try very hard. The king of swing had every woman in the palm of his hands from the very moment he walked onto the Glasgow Hydro stage on Saturday...

 
Scotch industry puts pressure on Osborne

Scotch industry puts pressure on Osborne

THE Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) and Chancellor George Osborne are heading for a showdown over the industry's hopes of a pre-referendum tax cut in his forthcoming Budget. Campaigners, led by the SWA, argue that abolishing the duty escalator on...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Time running out to comply with new EU rule

Time running out to comply with new EU rule

HUNDREDS of small engineering companies across Scotland are in danger of trading illegally because they are running out of time to meet new European regulations on quality control coming into force in the summer. Geoff Crowley, managing director of...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Shareholder hopes rise for RBS legal action trial

Shareholder hopes rise for RBS legal action trial

SHAREHOLDER action groups who have launched or are weighing up lawsuits against Royal Bank of Scotland over its £12 billion rights issue in 2008 believe they are close to a firm date for trial. The groups, which allege they were misled by RBS as to...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 

Comment: Sporting chance of women getting to top

WITH limited exposure and sponsorship opportunities, few women ever look upon sport as a career move, yet for those at the top of the corporate world the road to the boardroom seems to pass through the locker room. The link was identified as far back...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Comment: Threats to quit are calls for reassurance

Comment: Threats to quit are calls for reassurance

THERE was always going to be a point where the independence campaign became dirty. I mean really dirty. But maybe not so soon. At least not until the Scottish team were emblazoned with their clutch of Commonwealth gold medals and Scotland was ready to...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Low interest rates will help to shape election

Low interest rates will help to shape election

FEW could have imagined when the Bank of England cut the base rate to 0.5 per cent in March 2009 that five years later it would remain unchanged. The implications are far-reaching, and not only in the most apparent ways. The impact on savers has been...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Morrisons reveals profits slump as price war looms

Morrisons reveals profits slump as price war looms

MORRISONS will reveal a slide in profits this week after a dismal year for the supermarket as it also faces up to the threat of a full-scale price war among the "big four" players. The chain, headed by chief executive Dalton Philips, warned...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Goals tackles debt and eyes growth

Goals tackles debt and eyes growth

GOALS Soccer Centres, the five-a-side football pitch operator, is tipped to unveil plans for a new wave of expansion this week as it continues to tackle its debt pile. The East Kilbride-based firm put its growth strategy on ice in 2012 to focus on...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Liberal Democrats vow to cut income tax

Liberal Democrats vow to cut income tax

DANNY Alexander yesterday said the Liberal Democrats would make raising the personal tax allowance to £12,500 a key demand in coalition negotiations after 2015's election. The Chief Secretary to the Treasury made the pledge as he attempted to out-...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Hot News
 
French dressing paying off

French dressing paying off

FASHION retailer French Connection will unveil much reduced annual losses this week following a trading turnaround that was highlighted by a better-than-expected Christmas sales performance. The group revealed in a trading update last month that UK...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Hot News
 
Ukraine: Russia sends more troops to Crimea

Ukraine: Russia sends more troops to Crimea

DOZENS of military trucks transporting heavily armed soldiers rumbled along Crimea's roads last night as Russia reinforced its armed presence on the disputed peninsula on the Black Sea. Moscow’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, ruled out any dialogue...

 
Mystery over identity of snipers who caused city bloodbath

Mystery over identity of snipers who caused city bloodbath

IT IS the mystery hanging over the mayhem that drove Ukraine's president from power: who was behind the snipers who sowed death and terror in Kiev? That riddle has become the latest flashpoint of feuding over Ukraine – with the nation’s fledgling...

 
Matthew Day Referendum may see Crimea in Russian hands

Matthew Day Referendum may see Crimea in Russian hands

Yes vote could see disputed peninsula follow path of breakaway republic Transnistria THE speed with which the Ukraine crisis shifts and evolves is both alarming and a nightmare for anybody trying to seek a solution to one of the biggest threats to...

 
Iran: EU chief arrives for nuclear talks

Iran: EU chief arrives for nuclear talks

THE European Union's foreign policy chief has arrived in Iran, her first visit to the Islamic Republic as nuclear talks with world powers continue. The official IRNA news agency said Baroness Catherine Ashton arrived in Tehran last night for talks...

 


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