Companies

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Almost a quarter of Scots ‘lack basic digital skills’

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External Reality boss Richard Allan, left, with Mark Alexander of DR Alexander & Son. Picture: Contributed

Highlands firms on trail to boost rural internet links

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Lidl enjoyed an 18.9% surge in sales to overtake Waitrose. Picture: Kimberley Powell

Lidl overtakes Waitrose as seventh-biggest supermarket

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Cairn Energy chief executive Simon Thomson. Picture: Contributed

‘Exciting’ opportunities in pipeline for Cairn Energy

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Wood Group profits slide on Amec acquisition costs

News

Lar Housing Trust secures £65m to build up portfolio

Companies

Wholesale veteran Ian McDonald steps down from JW Filshill

Retail

Moves to ‘save’ pig sector after Brechin abattoir fire

Farming
Sandy Adam, executive chairman of Springfield Properties. Picture: Dan Phillips

Record sales for housebuilder Springfield Properties

Companies
Social Investment Scotland chairman Nick Kuenssberg, left, with chief executive Alastair Davis. Picture: Greg Macvean

Social Investment Scotland racks up 15 years of growth

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Professor Atul K Shah says ethics, culture and business education remain under-prioritised in financial services. Picture: John Devlin

Professor urges Scots finance sector to go back to its roots

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Ross McEwan, chief executive of RBS, Picture: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

RBS boss vows to challenge ‘too white and male’ boarrooms

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Royal London chief executive Phil Loney. Picture: Contributed

Royal London raises fears over rush to access pensions

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PwC has been handed a record fine by the Financial Reporting Council. Picture: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Martin Flanagan: PwC fine shows auditors are in firing line

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'Banks are not as far advanced as we would like them to be,' said ECB supervisor Sabine Lautenschlaeger. Picture: Bertrand Langlois/AFP/Getty Images

British banks ‘behind schedule’ in post-Brexit preparations

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Picture: John Devlin

ABL Business pledges support to Street Soccer Scotland

News

Hargreaves Lansdown earnings boosted by client growth

Financial

800 RBS jobs at risk amid bank reorganisation plans

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Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset complete £11bn merger

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Standard Life’s £11bn merger with AAM clears final hurdle

Financial
A class for older people to learn social networking in Leith. Pensioners are more likely to lack digital skills, a report has found. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Almost a quarter of Scots ‘lack basic digital skills’

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External Reality boss Richard Allan, left, with Mark Alexander of DR Alexander & Son. Picture: Contributed

Highlands firms on trail to boost rural internet links

Tech
BJSS director James Whitehouse. Picture: Contributed

IT outfit BJSS to create jobs with push into Scotland

Tech
Blurry pictures posted on a Chinese microblogging site appear to show an Apple-branded television screen in a test lab. Picture: SWNS.com

‘Leaked’ images show ‘Apple TV in testing lab’

Tech

Sumdog nets £1.4m to expand reach of games-based learning

Tech

Social platform Miigen secures £250,000 fund injection

Tech

Equator boss harnessing creative sector’s digital potential

Media & Leisure

Graham McGlashan: Patently clear benefits of innovation

Tech
Pigs destined for the Specially Selected Pork brand can now be slaughtered outside Scotland. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor

Moves to ‘save’ pig sector after Brechin abattoir fire

Farming
Brian Henderson believes the scramble to highlight trade deals 'smacks of desperation'. Picture: Kimberley Powell

Brian Henderson: Deals sound like putting lipstick on a pig

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Deer farmers have joined the campaign against the lynx. Picture: Jean-Christophe Verhaegen/AFP/Getty Images

Opposition growing over release of lynx into the wild

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Lidl enjoyed an 18.9% surge in sales to overtake Waitrose. Picture: Kimberley Powell

Lidl overtakes Waitrose as seventh-biggest supermarket

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Ian McDonald is retiring as sales director of Glasgow-based wholesaler JW Filshill. Picture: Contributed

Wholesale veteran Ian McDonald steps down from JW Filshill

Retail
A wet summer and the slowing housing market took their toll on B&Q. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Poor summer weather hammers sales at DIY chain B&Q

Retail
John McLeish, founder and MD of Glasgow-based creative agency Equator. Contributed

Equator boss harnessing creative sector’s digital potential

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Law

Burness Paull confident of growth as independent law firm

Law
Pinsent Masons' Andrew Henderson urges organisations to start preparing for the new lobbying law. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Andrew Henderson: Don’t fall foul of new lobbying law

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From left: Blackadders' Louise Abercrombie, Jane Millar and Scott Williamson with Gemma Copestick of Step. Picture: Alan Richardson

Law practice Blackadders goes forth with accolade

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Brodies managing partner Bill Drummond. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Legal heavyweight Brodies cheers seven years of growth

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Morton Fraser chief Chris Harte said the law firm had acted for many overseas investors capitalising on the pound's weakness. Picture: Contributed

Brexit vote boosts income at law firm Morton Fraser

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