News archive from 9 May 2013

PIP breast implant campaigners question findings of independent report

PIP breast implant campaigners question findings of independent report

An independent inquiry into the PIP breast implant scandal concluded there was no significant risk to women. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters The PIP breast implants that were fraudulently filled with industrial-grade silicone may have caused their...

 
Private and public sectors launch £20m fund

Private and public sectors launch £20m fund

INSURANCE group RSA and Vince Cable's Department for Business are pumping £20 million into a new funding scheme for small companies developed by Artemis Fund Managers co-founder Lindsay Whitelaw, The Scotsman can reveal. Urica, launching in Scotland...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Builders call for help after quarter of jobs lost

Builders call for help after quarter of jobs lost

THE crisis facing Scottish construction has been laid bare by figures showing a quarter of jobs in the industry have been lost since the credit crunch began. Last night the Scottish Building Federation (SBF) said the figures proved the need for...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Comment: Sainsbury’s banking on customer loyalty

Comment: Sainsbury’s banking on customer loyalty

SAINSBURY'S was one of the first new entrants into banking 16 years ago when it set up its operations in Edinburgh in a joint venture with Bank of Scotland. It is perhaps a sign of the times that the supermarket group has followed Tesco in buying out...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 

Aegon profits hit by industry reforms, say firm

Pensions firm Aegon UK has blamed sweeping industry reforms for a 20 per cent drop in first-quarter profits, despite enjoying a surge in sales. The Edinburgh-based group also pledged its commitment to its financial advice businesses, which saw their...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 

M&S lures new ‘knicker queen’ from rival Next

MARKS & Spencer has lured Jo Jenkins from Next as director of lingerie and beauty, replacing "knicker queen" Janie Schaffer who quit after just three months in the job. Jenkins will join the struggling general merchandise division,...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 

High flier Ferrari cuts production

Ferrari will cut production by at least 4 per cent this year to preserve the exclusivity of its brand but still hopes to increase profits. Predicting the Italian luxury carmaker will continue to flourish while the global economic outlook remains...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 

BAE confident of ‘modest’ earnings growth despite budget constraints

Defence contractor BAE Systems has forecast "modest" earnings growth this year amid ongoing uncertainties over budget cuts in the US. However, the group – which saw its proposed merger with European aerospace firm EADS collapse last October...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 

Amor grabs its place on latest cloud

Technology services company Amor Group has gained a place on the UK government's latest G-Cloud framework. The programme aims to encourage public sector bodies to adopt cloud computing in an effort to clamp down on costs while improving IT provision....

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 

Webhelp TSC creates 400 jobs across Central Belt

SCOTLAND'S largest call centre company is to get bigger with 400 jobs being created across the Central Belt. Nearly three-quarters of the jobs will be in the Glasgow offices of Webhelp TSC, the business formed earlier this year when French group...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 

Business in brief: Sleeperz | Aridhia | Virgin Media

HOTEL industry start-up Sleeperz will use the site of the former Travelodge in Edinburgh's Shandwick Place to launch a brand of budget hotel. The group, which acquired the site as struggling Travelodge sought to offload properties last year, says it...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 

Jumpstart takes leap with Moroccan joint venture deal

Tax credit specialist Jumpstart is targeting expansion into the mainland European market after setting up a joint venture in Morocco. The Edinburgh-based company, which was founded in 2008, said the North African country was attracting strong investor...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
31 arrested over Brussels Airport diamond robbery

31 arrested over Brussels Airport diamond robbery

THIRTY-ONE people have been arrested in three countries following a €40 million (£33.8m) diamond robbery at Brussels Airport three months ago. BACKGROUND: Diamonds worth $50m stolen from Brussels Airport (Feb 19) A Frenchman, believed to have been one...

 
Bangladesh factory collapse: Death toll passes 800

Bangladesh factory collapse: Death toll passes 800

DOZENS of bodies pulled from the collapsed Bangladesh factory building are so decomposed they have been sent to a laboratory for DNA identification. The revelation came as the death toll from the 24 April disaster rose to more than 800. Officials have...

 
Global ‘black fish’ market worth £15bn annually

Global ‘black fish’ market worth £15bn annually

TRADE in black fish - marine species caught illegally and not reported to regulators - costs up to £15 billion ($23bn) in global losses each year, a conservation group has estimated. Oceana, a Washington-based organisation, looked at the records of...

 


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