News archive from 9 June 2014

New campaign to tackle domestic violence during World Cup

New campaign to tackle domestic violence during World Cup

Northumbria Police has launched a campaign aimed at tackling domestic violence during the World Cup. The tournament begins on June 12 in Brazil with England’s first match, against Italy, on June 14. The Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera...

 
Pace of recovery slows after firms hit by drop in exports

Pace of recovery slows after firms hit by drop in exports

Growth in Scotland's private sector economy has eased to its slowest pace in more than a year following the fourth month in a row of falling export orders, according to a new report. However, today’s Bank of Scotland’s purchasing managers’ index (PMI)...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Incubator searches for future stars

Incubator searches for future stars

Technology incubator CodeBase has teamed up with European start-up "accelerator" Seedcamp to help more companies in their search for investment. As part of the partnership, the pair will run an event in August with up to 15 fledgling firms...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
People: The business diary

People: The business diary

Keen to put her simmering row with Westminster education secretary Michael Gove behind her, Theresa May sought sanctuary in a data centre run by Glasgow-based web hosting specialist, Iomart. The Home Secretary was at the site, in her Maidenhead...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Financial Reporting Council wants clear and concise annual reports

Financial Reporting Council wants clear and concise annual reports

Head of codes and standards at the Financial Reporting Council, Melanie McLaren, says annual reports should be concise enough to be read over a cup of coffee. Photograph Sarah Lee for the Guardian Top companies are being urged to produce clearer and...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 
David Cameron opens business festival for 'nation of geniuses'

David Cameron opens business festival for 'nation of geniuses'

Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson touring the site of this weeks International Festival for Business 2014. Photograph: Howard Barlow for the Guardian Britain is a "nation of geniuses" that can be turned into the "most creative country on...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 
Oban and Abu Dhabi link to save marine life

Oban and Abu Dhabi link to save marine life

Both places are surrounded by islands and offer a wealth of pleasure cruises to the tourists who flock to their shores. But the similarity between Oban, with its quaint Victorian facade, and Abu Dhabi, with its shiny skyscrapers, ends there. However,...

 
Death toll in Afghanistan flood rises to 80

Death toll in Afghanistan flood rises to 80

More than 80 bodies have been found after a devastating flash flood in Afghanistan's mountainous and remote north, an official said yesterday, as police and villagers scoured the rugged terrain for missing people. Lieutenant Fazel Rahman, the police...

 
Chinese laugh as boy, aged 2, smokes

Chinese laugh as boy, aged 2, smokes

Footage has emerged of a toddler in China smoking a cigarette - as onlookers laugh and encourage him. The child, who is believed to be aged just two or three, sits on a chair in front of a low table in what appears to be a courtyard of sorts. He holds...

 
Egyptians hope for end to chaos as Sisi sworn in

Egyptians hope for end to chaos as Sisi sworn in

Former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in as president of Egypt yesterday following the ousting of Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi last year. Last month’s election, which officials said Mr Sisi won with 97 per cent of the vote, followed three...

 
Tourists flock to Edinburgh – but London still No1

Tourists flock to Edinburgh – but London still No1

SCOTLAND'S tourism industry has received a major boost after Edinburgh held on to its crown as the most popular city in the UK with international visitors outwith London. Arch-rival Manchester has been held at bay by Scotland’s capital, which brought...

 
Comment: Best to keep eyes open for opportunity

Comment: Best to keep eyes open for opportunity

IN BRITAIN and America, stock markets graze all-time highs. Interest rate rises loom on the horizon. And after a 57 per cent rise in the FTSE 100 over the past five years, a market correction looks ever more likely. Investors are finding shares...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 
Monday Interview: Dan Macdonald, Macdonald Estates

Monday Interview: Dan Macdonald, Macdonald Estates

THERE is no-one answering the bell at reception, so the only option is to climb the winding staircase to the second floor of his George Street headquarters and knock on Dan Macdonald's office door. He smiles and apologises for the short-staffing...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 
Mixed blessings in prospect for Carney and Osborne

Mixed blessings in prospect for Carney and Osborne

The latest unemployment figures will be scrutinised for signs that the UK economy is running out of "spare capacity" and putting pressure on the Bank of England to raise rates. Governor Mark Carney, who shifted his forward guidance on...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 
Wednesday marks end of one battle in war over CAP

Wednesday marks end of one battle in war over CAP

I found myself wondering if the farming page should have a black border round it later this week when an announcement by the Scottish Parliament by rural affairs cabinet secretary, Richard Lochhead finally reveals the details of how the latest reform...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 


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