News archive from 16 August 2014

Comment: Eurozone stagnation | pumping oil

Comment: Eurozone stagnation | pumping oil

BRUSSELS, we have a problem. The Middle East might be in turmoil but that is hardly a surprise. What has come as a shock is news that the German economy contracted by 0.2 per cent in the second quarter. The eurozone’s principal economic locomotive is...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Fuelled by £4.5m deal, HCS pushes for growth

Fuelled by £4.5m deal, HCS pushes for growth

A FIFE-BASED oil and gas engineering company is planning an international growth push after clinching a £4.5 million financing package from Royal Bank of Scotland. HCS Control Systems, which is headquartered in Glenrothes and has a facility in...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Personal Finance: How to be your own boss

Personal Finance: How to be your own boss

1 BEAT THE TAXMAN One in seven of the UK working population is now self-employed. One of the big benefits of working for yourself is the ability to optimise your affairs to reduce your tax bill. Consider paying yourself a lower base salary and topping...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Recovery path confirmed, but UK ‘could do better’

Recovery path confirmed, but UK ‘could do better’

BUSINESS LEADERS yesterday called for "greater efforts" to help rebalance the UK economy despite news it had put in its best performance in more than six years. Official figures confirmed an initial estimate of quarter-on-quarter growth in...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Farmers must plan ahead for IACS claim

Farmers must plan ahead for IACS claim

DESPITE the Scottish Government's low-profile publication of further greening details online last week, some uncertainties and contradictions remain in the plans for implementing the reformed Common Agricultural Policy in Scotland, it was claimed...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Balfour Beatty’s merger rejection for Carillion

Balfour Beatty’s merger rejection for Carillion

Construction outfit Balfour Beatty has set out a detailed rejection of the latest merger advances by Carillion after the suitor turned up the pressure by claiming the tie-up could bring £175 million in annual cost savings. Balfour, which repainted the...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Cooper Software plans to add jobs after cash boost

Cooper Software plans to add jobs after cash boost

A FIFE software firm that counts BAE Systems, BSkyB and Bristow Helicopters among its clients is to create 20 jobs after receiving a £700,000 cash injection. Cooper Software, which currently employs some 40 people, recently moved from Dunfermline to...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Russian incursion destroyed, claim Ukrainians

Russian incursion destroyed, claim Ukrainians

NATO and Ukrainian officials yesterday confirmed that Russian military vehicles had crossed into Ukraine on Thursday night. The Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko, said most of them were quickly destroyed by his troops. The reported Russian...

 
Panama’s re-route canal suffering on its centenary

Panama’s re-route canal suffering on its centenary

IT WAS supposed to be a grand celebration of the engineering triumph that forged a nation. Instead, the 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal’s opening is being marred by doubts over an ability to harness the benefits of a multibillion-dollar...

 
Robin Hood Airport closed after passenger injured when LinksAir plane has problem while landing

Robin Hood Airport closed after passenger injured when LinksAir plane has problem while landing

ROBIN Hood Airport is set to be closed until mid-morning tomorrow (Saturday, August 16) after an incident which saw an aircraft passenger taken to hospital. The LinksAir flight from Belfast City Airport encountered a problem with its undercarriage...

 
Deputy Sheriff Shoots 'Intruder' Daughter

Deputy Sheriff Shoots 'Intruder' Daughter

A deputy sheriff shot his teenage daughter after mistaking her for an intruder - then crashed his car as he rushed her to hospital, authorities have said. Police in Virginia said Sergeant Easton McDonald grabbed his privately-owned gun after the home...

 
BBC's Match of the Day marks 50 years as an institution of English football

BBC's Match of the Day marks 50 years as an institution of English football

Match of the Day presenter Jimmy Hill in 1973. A former player, he appeared on the show more than 600 times. Photograph: David Edwards/BBC The most recognisable theme music on television will have a special resonance on Saturday night as BBC1's Match...

Guardian, 00:14 in Showbiz
 
Where will Hull City finish in 2014-15 Premier League: Michael Owen says ninth - but what do our pundits think?

Where will Hull City finish in 2014-15 Premier League: Michael Owen says ninth - but what do our pundits...

As Hull City kick-off the new season with a trip to QPR, we ask pundits including David Burns, Peter Swan and Michael Owen, how they think the Tigers will do in the Premier League and Europe. David Burns, Radio Humberside commentator I'm expecting...

 
Personal Finance: Using inheritnce tax strategy

Personal Finance: Using inheritnce tax strategy

GOVERNMENT revenues from Scottish families dragged into the inheritance tax (IHT) net are on the rise, yet simple methods of avoiding the charge are being overlooked. A combination of higher asset prices and a frozen IHT threshold has sent government...

 
39 endangered African vultures killed by poison

39 endangered African vultures killed by poison

CONSERVATIONISTS have warned that vultures are "more threatened than rhinos" after the bodies of 39 poisoned vultures were discovered in southern Zimbabwe. The decomposing carcasses were discovered on a farm at Fort Rixon, about 370...

 


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