News archive from 31 March 2013

More QE looms before Mervyn King quits Bank

More QE looms before Mervyn King quits Bank

BANK of England governor Sir Mervyn King enters the final throes of his tenure facing a make-or-break decision on whether to pump more cash into Britain's ailing economy. Analysts believe the outcome of this week’s meeting of the central bank’s...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
FCA chief pledges to enforce ‘credible’ deterrence

FCA chief pledges to enforce ‘credible’ deterrence

WHEN Martin Wheatley was told by journalists at a pre-launch briefing of one of

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
RBS finance chief Van Saun to move to Citizens

RBS finance chief Van Saun to move to Citizens

ROYAL Bank of Scotland finance director Bruce Van Saun is said to be in line for a return to the United States. It is understood Van Saun, a US citizen, is being lined up to head Citizens, the bank’s subsidiary, when it is floated. RBS confirmed plans...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
Combatants face long haul in Dell battle

Combatants face long haul in Dell battle

THE battle for control of personal computer giant Dell may have a long way to go, but in some ways it already resembles Barbarians At The Gate, the legendary book about the leveraged buyout of RJR Nabisco. The titanic three-way tussle for Dell is...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
Jeff Salway: Fears grow over homebuyer fees

Jeff Salway: Fears grow over homebuyer fees

OPPOSITION is growing to a proposed rule change that could add to the costs incurred by homebuyers and hinder the housing market recovery north of the Border. The Law Society of Scotland has sparked controversy by announcing plans to prevent...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 

Holyrood urged on details of stamp duty replacement

EXPERTS concerned about potential disruption to a timid revival in commercial property activity are urging the Scottish Government to make a swifter decision on how these deals will be taxed under newly devolved powers. Last week, Holyrood’s finance...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
Archbishop of York shows support for troubled Leeds hospital

Archbishop of York shows support for troubled Leeds hospital

Leeds General Infirmary, where NHS bosses suspended children's heart surgery over concerns about mortality rates. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA The archbishop of York visited the children's unit at Leeds General Infirmary on Saturday to demonstrate...

Guardian, 00:09 in Health
 
Surviving prostate cancer: a prostate surgeon's story

Surviving prostate cancer: a prostate surgeon's story

Professor Robert Kirby with Professor Prokar Dasgupta. ‘If I had to have any cancer, this was probably the best one.’ Photograph: Nick Ballon for the Observer The scenery was truly breathtaking. In March 2012, 47 cyclists had negotiated a 27km climb...

Guardian, 00:09 in Health
 

Triple whammy for solar sector

BRITAIN'S solar power sector faces a "triple whammy" of attacks from the European Commission and the Treasury. The EC is threatening to introduce a tax on the €21 billion (£18bn) worth of solar panels imported from China, where British firms...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
It's a gut reaction: how other people's bacteria can cure us – extract

It's a gut reaction: how other people's bacteria can cure us – extract

The human gut: for the patient with chronic C Diff infection, being implanted with someone else's faecal bacteria can be a life saver. Click to see the full-size graphic. Photograph: Alamy This is a standard party invitation in most respects: there's...

Guardian, 00:09 in Health
 

Prime Staff reaps the benefits of oil and gas boom

BUOYANT conditions in Scotland's oil and gas sector have helped turnover at

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 

Snow aids EasyJet as Britons chase sun

BUDGET airline EasyJet is tipped to become the latest company to benefit from the heavy snow in the UK when its trading update lands on Friday. Analysts think the snow and ice will have sent more Britons abroad in search of sunshine, while wintry...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
Advert veterans to sell blogs as marketing tools

Advert veterans to sell blogs as marketing tools

TWO advertising industry veterans have joined forces to launch what is believed to be the UK's first dedicated professional blogging agency. Pete Mill, ex-creative director of The Leith Agency, and Mark Gorman, former founding managing director of...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 

Moredun and Heriot-Watt secure £7.6m for safer water

A PROJECT to detect micro-organisms in water involving Penicuik-based life sciences firm Moredun Scientific has won €9 million (£7.6m) in European Union funding. The “Aquavalens” programme, which begins next month, aims to develop technology that can...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 

Director dealings: Contracts to boost profits for office firm

OFFICE supplies and business services group Office2office saw sales rise strongly last year although higher costs ate into profits. The company said the benefits of a number of significant contracts secured or retained across the group will be seen in...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 


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