News archive from 16 June 2013

Ediston sets sights on more Edinburgh projects

Ediston sets sights on more Edinburgh projects

PROPERTY developer Ediston has its sights set on doing more deals in Edinburgh following the official launch of its £10 million speculative office development. Danny O’Neill, the company’s owner and senior director, said: “We’d like to do more in the...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Investment strategy aims to tackle IT skills shortage

Investment strategy aims to tackle IT skills shortage

THE Scottish Government is poised to unveil a skills investment strategy for the IT and digital media sector in an effort to stem an impending crisis for talent that threatens to thwart growth. Companies such as flight search group Skyscanner have...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Blackcircles.com in half-year profits doubling hope

Blackcircles.com in half-year profits doubling hope

ONLINE tyre company Blackcircles.com is expected to see its half-year profits double as it prepares to unveil the next phase of its expansion. The Peebles-based “click-to-fit” company will report revenues of £13.6 million, against £10.5m last year. It...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Scotland ‘to fore’ in funds for building

Scotland ‘to fore’ in funds for building

SCOTLAND is "leading the way" when it comes to funding crucial public sector building projects and providing a lifeline to scores of hard-pressed construction firms, legal experts have said. The SNP government set up the Scottish Futures...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 

Politicians will grill Antonio Horta-Osorio

BOSSES at Lloyds Banking Group face a grilling by politicians this week as the failure of a deal to sell branches to the Co-operative Bank turns increasingly toxic. Antonio Horta-Osorio and outgoing chairman Sir Win Bischoff will face the Treasury...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 

Recruiters confidence in financial services sector

CONFIDENCE in Scotland's battered financial services sector is rising, despite concerns over an "anaemic recovery" in the wider economy. Recruitment firms are reporting an increase in demand across the pensions sector, while job prospects in...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Tucker resignation makes room for bank policy shift

Tucker resignation makes room for bank policy shift

Bank of England deputy governor Paul Tucker resigned yesterday removing an obstacle to further money printing. The Bank did not give a date for Tucker’s departure, but it is likely to be in the autumn after he has helped new governor Mark Carney...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 

Fears over oil supplies pushing up prices

OFFICIAL figures this week are expected to show that rising oil prices have contributed to an increase in inflation, although economists believe retail sales volumes will have edged up despite the squeeze on consumer spending. Lower petrol prices...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Vento Ludens plan to build solar farm in Scotland

Vento Ludens plan to build solar farm in Scotland

JOKES about the Scottish weather are as old as the hills, but now an Edinburgh-based renewable energy developer wants to show that grey clouds won't stop the nation from hosting solar energy parks. Vento Ludens plans to build the country’s first...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
ENGLISH TRIO IN CONTENTION

ENGLISH TRIO IN CONTENTION

Luke Donald, Ian Poulter and Justin Rose are in contention to end 43 years of hurt for English golf in the US Open at Merion. Tony Jacklin was the last Englishman to win the US Open back in 1970, with Nick Faldo the last to win any of the four major...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 

Pressure on Soames to reveal deals at Aggreko

INVESTORS who have been starved of deal news since Aggreko's last update in April will be looking for signs of growth when the Glasgow-based temporary power supplier gives its next briefing on Tuesday. Despite a strong long-term track record, it...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 

Falkland prepares for oilfield production

FALKLAND Islands Holdings, which owns interests including retail outlets and warehouses, has spent the last year preparing for the development of oilfields around the British territory. The company, which has been modernising operations and...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 

Majestic Wine expected to feel chill of competition

STIFF competition is expected to have trimmed margins at Majestic Wine as the drinks warehouse chain prepares to unveil full-year results tomorrow. The City still thinks the firm will post a small rise in profits, having overcome last year’s damp...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 

Digitonic launching handset service

MOBILE marketing start-up Digitonic, which lists Coral, CR Smith and O2 among its clients, is launching a handset-based service that it believes will help double turnover in the coming year. The service is aimed at high street retailers and uses...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 

Angels £3m investment fund for recession-hit firms

TWO of Scotland's best-known business angels are setting up an investment fund to inject money into later-stage companies that have lost steam during the recession. Scott Carnegie and Nelson Gray have assembled a syndicate of 20 investors, who will...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 


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