News archive from 12 July 2014

ProStrakan swoop on rival hastens European growth

ProStrakan swoop on rival hastens European growth

DRUGS company ProStrakan yesterday unveiled its biggest acquisition in a move designed to help it accelerate its expansion in Europe. The Borders-based specialty pharmaceuticals group is acquiring Archimedes Pharma for £230 million in cash provided by...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Comment: Banco Espirito Santo | capital buffers

Comment: Banco Espirito Santo | capital buffers

WHY the big panic in the markets over Portugal's Banco Espirito Santo? OK, some firms in the family holding company to which Espirito Santo belongs have just missed debt payments. But Portugal's central bank has long since ring-fenced Espirito Santo...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Personal finance: Beware the web’s unseen copycat

Personal finance: Beware the web’s unseen copycat

Consumers remain at risk of being ripped off by so-called "copycat" websites that imitate widely used government services, despite a belated crackdown on 
the scams. CONSUMERS remain at risk of being ripped off by so-called...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Fourth year of growth for Scots law firm Brodies

Fourth year of growth for Scots law firm Brodies

LAW firm Brodies has reported revenue and profit growth for the fourth year in a row. Income jumped 13.2 per cent to £52.1 million, following a 7.5 per cent rise in the previous year. The practice said the figures can be credited to the completion of...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Burberry investors express anger at pay deal

Burberry investors express anger at pay deal

BURBERRY shareholders yesterday staged a major revolt in protest at a multi-million pound pay package for the luxury brand's new chief executive. Voting at the group’s annual general meeting in London showed 52.7 per cent against a resolution which...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Relief as Faroe strikes oil in Bue well prospect

Relief as Faroe strikes oil in Bue well prospect

OIL explorer Faroe Petroleum has discovered oil in the Bue prospect in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea - which has come as a relief to analysts and investors following a recent setback in a part of the Butch field. The Aberdeen-based firm, which...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Vitamins firm’s vow on Scots site after China deal

Vitamins firm’s vow on Scots site after China deal

Dutch chemicals group DSM has insisted that it remains "fully committed" to its Ayrshire plant after striking a deal to buy a Chinese vitamins producer. DSM, the last remaining producer of vitamin C in the western world, is paying an...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Macdonald Hotels chair in control as CEO departs

Macdonald Hotels chair in control as CEO departs

DONALD MACDONALD, the chairman of the eponymous Scottish hotels group, is to take over day-to-day running of the business following the departure of chief executive David Guile. The 50-year-old has been in control for the last six years and been with...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Stephen Jardine: Overseas fare better than beans

Stephen Jardine: Overseas fare better than beans

THE next time you are passing through airport security, take a good hard look at your fellow passengers. The new security precautions introduced this week mean we must be ready to fire up laptops and smart phones to prove we’re not international...

 
Personal finance: How to finance further education

Personal finance: How to finance further education

How much do I need to set aside? HOW MUCH DO I NEED TO SET ASIDE? Over the course of just one child’s schooling you’ll be looking at a total cost of between £150,000 and £300,000 for private schooling alone.

 
Brian Wilson: Storm clouds gather over energy

Brian Wilson: Storm clouds gather over energy

The latest self-indulgent waste of taxpayers' money to emerge from St Andrew's House carries the portentous title Energy Regulation in an Independent Scotland, prepared by an "Expert Commission". The clue is in the title. However “expert”...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Leaders: Cable benefits lie in avoiding bottleneck

Leaders: Cable benefits lie in avoiding bottleneck

An UNDERSEA electricity cable may have no visible impact on the landscape, but the scale of the project prop

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Referendum round-up: Highlander | New opinion poll

Referendum round-up: Highlander | New opinion poll

CATCH up on the latest news, opinion, video and analysis on Scottish independence from Scotland and beyond in this daily round-up from our dedicated referendum website. TODAY’S MAIN NEWS: An audience member at the BBC’s Question Time in Inverness has...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 

Wall St Week Ahead-Tech earnings take center stage next week

Big tech names set to report next week include Intel Corp and Yahoo Inc on Tuesday; eBay Inc on Wednesday and Google Inc on Thursday. The tech sector has the highest projected earnings growth rate among the 10 S&P sectors for the second quarter at...

 
Running rings around Buxton

Running rings around Buxton

A Buxton teacher turned a short jog into an ultramarathon at the weekend by completing 652 loops of The Slopes, in aid of a Ghanian school he plans to visit with his pupils. Aleks Kashefi ran just under 75 miles from 4.20am on Saturday till 1.40am on...

 


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