News archive from 24 June 2015

Profits soar at Scots craft brewer BrewDog

Profits soar at Scots craft brewer BrewDog

Craft beer producer BrewDog, which is aiming to raise £25 million from its army of fans, has pledged to "burn up 2015" after toasting a surge in profits. The Ellon-based brewer, which last week opened its 28th bar with its first foray into...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Comment: Stewards’ inquiry into deal certain

Comment: Stewards’ inquiry into deal certain

ONE thing is certain about any merger proposal between Ladbrokes and Gala Coral if their talks firm up into a deal: there will be a stewards' inquiry. Such a marriage would form Britain's biggest bookmaker, leapfrogging the current number one William...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Scots businesses get seal of approval at SBC Awards

Scots businesses get seal of approval at SBC Awards

Scottish Business in the Community (SBC) unveiled the winners of its annual awards last night at a spectacular event at Edinburgh's Prestonfield House. The awards, which have been supported by The Scotsman, celebrate companies of all sizes across all...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
RBS AGM: Bank challenged over branch closures

RBS AGM: Bank challenged over branch closures

ROYAL Bank of Scotland shareholders challenged the bank's leadership yesterday over branch closures, the high interest charged on loans and the latest computer foul-up to inconvenience customers. The bank’s chairman Sir Philip Hampton and the chief...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Brazil's biofuel industry finds new sweetspot

Brazil's biofuel industry finds new sweetspot

Biofuels have transformed the small, sleepy town of Sertaozinho in southeast Brazil. For decades the vast green fields of this region, were one of the world's top sugar producing hubs, catering to increasingly sweet tooth of global consumers. Then...

BBC, 00:02 in Business
 
UK exporters to take lead to tackle sales slowdown

UK exporters to take lead to tackle sales slowdown

Political leadership is needed at cabinet level to help improve British exports, according to a report published today. The study, commissioned by the previous Labour government, said that turning around exports was a “huge task” that should not be...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
US universities on symbolic visit to Iran

US universities on symbolic visit to Iran

A group of senior United States university representatives has visited Iran, in what is believed to be the biggest academic delegation since the 1970s. As relations between the two countries begin to thaw, the delegation met representatives of 13...

BBC, 00:02 in Business
 

Thousands of Guinea malaria cases go untreated amid Ebola fears

Tens of thousands of malaria cases went untreated in Guinea last year as people with symptoms shunned health clinics for fear of being sent into isolation at Ebola treatment centres, according to authoritative research. A major paper from infectious...

 

Government figures on land for property development questioned by watchdog

Claims by ministers that the government has sold off public land to developers for more than 100,000 starter homes have been challenged after the official public spending watchdog discovered that the data included sites sold off under Tony Blair’s...

 

Cabinet must lead drive to get Britain out of 'export slow lane', report says

The government must do more to turn around Britain’s weak export performance, according to a new report calling for cabinet-led action to simplify support to businesses. The report, commissioned by the former shadow chancellor Ed Balls last year, said...

Guardian, 00:06 in Business
 

Turnover of UK co-operatives falls for first time in decade

The turnover of all the co-operatives in the UK has fallen for the first time in almost 10 years, according to a report that found the John Lewis Partnership has overtaken the Co-operative Group as the largest organisation in the sector. The...

Guardian, 00:06 in Business
 

Queen Elizabeth's commercial property empire worth £11.5bn

The Queen’s commercial property empire has nearly doubled in value over the last decade, and last year alone delivered £285m in profits into the Treasury’s coffers. The Crown Estate, run by regeneration specialist Alison Nimmo, owns Regent Street and...

Guardian, 00:06 in Business
 
‘Toughest rules in world’ to rein in UK bankers

‘Toughest rules in world’ to rein in UK bankers

A NEW crackdown on bonuses has been unveiled by City regulators, which the UK government claims will give Britain the toughest banking pay regime in the world. Bonuses for Britain’s most senior banking executives could be clawed back for up to a...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 

Drunk man who forced Glasgow plane to divert is jailed

AN airline passenger who was so drunk he did not know what country he was in has been jailed after forcing a plane to be diverted following a mid-flight bust-up. Andrew Tosh, 34, sexually assaulted a female cabin crew member, swore and acted...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Go with the Jo! Konta knock World No.8 Ekaterina Makarova out of Eastbourne

Go with the Jo! Konta knock World No.8 Ekaterina Makarova out of Eastbourne

World No.146 Konta, 24, clinched her first ever victory over a top ten player with a stunning 6-2 6-4 triumph at the Wimbledon warm-up event. Russian Makarova was a semi-finalist at last year's US Open and a former Eastbourne champion. Australia-born...

Daily Star, 00:08 in Sport
 


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