News archive from 19 June 2014

BoE hints rate hike may come as early as November

BoE hints rate hike may come as early as November

The Bank of England has signalled that borrowing costs could start rising before the end of this year after policymakers admitted they were "surprised" that the market believed the chances of such a move were relatively low. Economists...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
HSBC hiring 200 Scots staff to improve links

HSBC hiring 200 Scots staff to improve links

Banking giant HSBC is creating more than 200 jobs in Scotland as it seeks to expand by improving its links to customers. The bank said the investment in new jobs would help it “better connect with customers” and allow its Scottish business clients to...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Santander says online tie-up will boost access

Santander says online tie-up will boost access

High street lender Santander UK has become the first British bank to form a partnership with an alternative finance provider in a move that it said would open up access to finance for more small firms. Companies that have been rejected for a loan will...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Soames makes his mark on Serco with shake-up

Soames makes his mark on Serco with shake-up

Rupert Soames, who took charge of Serco last month, has made an early move to stamp his authority on the outsourcing specialist with an overhaul of its overseas operations. The former boss of Glasgow-based temporary power supplier Aggreko said the...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Debate heats up at Royal Highland Show

Debate heats up at Royal Highland Show

IT IS a matter of considerable pride for the organisers of the Royal Highland Show that this year's event, which starts today at Ingliston, has attracted record numbers of livestock; beef and sheep enterprises being the backbone of the Scottish...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
SNP hires 500 health staff as child guardians

SNP hires 500 health staff as child guardians

Another 500 health visitors are to be recruited to deliver controversial plans to give every child in the country a "state guardian" to monitor their welfare and development. Health secretary Alex Neil said an investment of more than £40...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Health
 
Alistair Carmichael: Scotland can make a mint

Alistair Carmichael: Scotland can make a mint

WE live in a rapidly changing world, one where globalisation seems to have shrunk the planet, while at the same time offering ever-expanding opportunities. Our business partners no longer have to be neighbours – they can be anyone, anywhere. Equally,...

 
Italians invent device to make coffee in space

Italians invent device to make coffee in space

Fourteen years after the first astronauts arrived on the International Space Station, the orbiting laboratory is to take delivery of a "veritable technological and engineering jewel" - the first espresso coffee-maker designed to work off...

 
China’s dog-meat lovers grab an early bite

China’s dog-meat lovers grab an early bite

RESIDENTS of a Chinese city criticised for an annual festival in which thousands of dogs are slaughtered and eaten have held their feasts early to avoid international criticism. People in Yulin, southern China, started gathering last weekend to eat...

 
Five killed as boat sinks off Malaysia

Five killed as boat sinks off Malaysia

A WOODEN boat carrying Indonesians home in a storm sank in choppy seas off Malaysia's west coast yesterday, leaving 32 people missing and five dead. The boat capsized shortly after midnight about two nautical miles off Kuala Lumpur while trying to...

 

Alex Song sent off for crazy elbow-chop on Mario Mandzukic

Cameroon were left with a mountain to climb after former Arsenal man Alex Song was sent off for a mindless elbow on Mario Mandzukic. The midfielder chased down the Bayern Munich striker with five minutes of the first-half to go and struck him on the...

Metro, 00:10 in Sport
 
No vote will mean years of austerity - Swinney

No vote will mean years of austerity - Swinney

SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE: Scotland will face a new climate of austerity if there is a referendum No vote, MSPs were warned yesterday. Finance secretary John Swinney said all the main UK parties are signed up to further hardline spending cuts if voters...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 
London housing market ‘poses threat to Scots jobs’

London housing market ‘poses threat to Scots jobs’

THE Scottish economy is enjoying a "strong recovery", with employment and productivity up and strong growth forecast in production and manufacturing, according to an economic think-tank. But the Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI) report...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 
Salmond not acting like a statesman, says Rifkind

Salmond not acting like a statesman, says Rifkind

ALEX Salmond is not proving himself to be a true "statesman" by failing to spell out the consequences of independence to the Scottish public, former Scottish secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind has claimed. In a speech at Royal Bank of Scotland’s...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 


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