News archive from 23 June 2014

Scots SMEs far more positive than UK counterparts

Scots SMEs far more positive than UK counterparts

Optimism among Scotland's small firms jumped in the last quarter as the latest survey from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) showed they are now considerably more bullish than their counterparts south of the Border. The FSB’s Voice of Small...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Business diary: No sleep till retirement for EY partner

Business diary: No sleep till retirement for EY partner

A KEEN interest in sport has clearly kept accountant Jim Bishop's energy levels high - EY's senior partner in Scotland presented awards at the group's Entrepreneur Of The Year gala on Thursday despite the fact he had been woken up in the early hours...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Monday interview: Billy Walker, BenRiach distillery

Monday interview: Billy Walker, BenRiach distillery

The man with a mission to boldly take Scotch to places it hasn't been before IT DOESN’T take too long in the company of Billy Walker to discover that he lives and breathes whisky. But then his passion for Scotland’s national drink should come as no...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Latest growth figures likely to be strong

Latest growth figures likely to be strong

The UK's position as the fastest growing major economy in the West will be further cemented this week when first quarter growth figures are revised. Economists have said the figure is almost certain to be nudged up from an already strong 0.8 per cent...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Comment: If only Capital Gains Tax could be pruned

Comment: If only Capital Gains Tax could be pruned

Barely a week goes by without admonitions to investors to tidy up their savings, chop those fuddy-duddy funds and weed out the laggards. No gardening metaphor is ignored in exhorting us to work on making our financial allotments work harder and grow...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Independence: ‘UK dividend benefits Scottish beef’

Independence: ‘UK dividend benefits Scottish beef’

A YEAR on from the launch of the Rural Better Together (RBT) campaign at the Royal Highland Show in 2013, the group this year focused on the beef market, claiming that independence could see this sector lose out on a "UK dividend" which had...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 

Wow! Watch Cristiano Ronaldo destroy USA stars with amazing skills

Cristiano Ronaldo was not expected to play again for Portugal during the World Cup, after getting injured in training last week. However, he started for his country against the USA, and quickly showed that's absolutely fine with some trademark moves....

Metro, 00:04 in Sport
 
Morrisons cuts prices on 135 more products

Morrisons cuts prices on 135 more products

Among the items reduced in Morrisons' latest wave of discounts are giant pineapples. Photograph: Macduff Everton/Corbis Morrisons has opened up another front in the supermarket price wars by cutting the cost of 135 more products. The supermarket...

Guardian, 00:06 in Business
 
Plans to relax licensing laws lambasted by doctors and alcohol groups

Plans to relax licensing laws lambasted by doctors and alcohol groups

The proposals would let community groups offer 'small' amounts of alcohol for sale at fundraising events they run and let B&B owners offer guests an alcoholic drink on arrival. Photograph: Nigel R Barklie/Rex Features Ministers are under fire...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 
Diabetes charity issues warning over health checks

Diabetes charity issues warning over health checks

Diabetes Watch revealed less than half of patients in 27 areas of England receive all of the checks. Photograph: Hugo Philpott/PA A charity has expressed concern that many diabetes patients are not being given essential health checks designed to...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 
Poll: NHS decisions should be left to doctors, say majority of Britons

Poll: NHS decisions should be left to doctors, say majority of Britons

The survery found that a third of people are in favour of parliament setting targets for the NHS, with 42% opposed. Photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA The majority of British people believe the NHS has become a political football used cynically to win...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 

Teenage tourist fighting for his life after stabbing during row over bags

A teenager who had to squash his intestines back inside his body when he was stabbed in the stomach is fighting for his life after ten hours of surgery. British holidaymaker Callum Copson – who was slashed during a row over a handbag in Turkey – is...

Metro, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Welfare reforms: Glasgow wards on poverty list

Welfare reforms: Glasgow wards on poverty list

THE UK government's controversial welfare reform agenda has hit poverty-stricken areas the hardest, according to analysis obtained by MSPs. Holyrood’s welfare reform committee said it had statistical “proof” that the benefit changes had impacted more...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
Council clerk honoured for long service

Council clerk honoured for long service

A parish council clerk has been honoured for her long service. At the June meeting of the Chapel-en-le-Frith Parish Council, a presentation was made to Suzan Stockdale to mark her completion of 20 years’ service in her role as council clerk. Prior to...

 
Wimbledon 2014: Li Na courts fans and sponsors

Wimbledon 2014: Li Na courts fans and sponsors

Li Na is not only the most successful Asian tennis player in history, but the Chinese star has been a trailblazer for the sport in her home nation, while also becoming one of the most marketable athletes in the world. Tennis has exploded in China,...

BBC, 00:11 in Business
 


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