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Clark Thomson scoops top financial services award

Insurance broker Clark Thomson was tonight named as the winner of the Scottish Financial Services Awards at a glittering ceremony in Glasgow.

Edinburgh is a prime location for major brands according to Colliers' report. Picture: Jon Savage

Edinburgh is preferred location for top retail brands as Capital out-performs Glasgow

EDINBURGH is the preferred location for leading retail brands opening in Scotland, according to a report.

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Kavli UK Managing Director Paul Lewney. Picture: Contributed

Food firm's profits boosted by Kirkcudbright expansion

The company behind pate maker Castle MacLellan Foods has doubled its profits with an expansion of its Kirkcudbright plant helping to underpin the rise.

Debenhams' new boss will update the City on his plans in the spring. Picture: Colin Hattersley

Debenhams sees annual profits tumble by a tenth

Department store Debenhams has reported a fall in full-year profits, laying bare the challenges facing new boss Sergio Bucher.

Twitter is aiming to achieve a profit next year. Picture: John Devlin

Twitter to axe 9% of workforce in drive for profit

Social network Twitter is to slash 9 per cent of its global workforce as it embarks on a major shake-up of the business.

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Alex Papanikolaou named as disabled entrepreneural award finalist. Picture: Contributed

Glasgow wheelchair pioneer in entrepreneur finals

DIASBLED businessman Alex Papanikolaou has won £10,000 and a place as a finalist in the Stelios Award for disabled entrepreneurs.

TSB chief executive Paul Pester. Picture: Contributed

TSB’s Spanish owner pledges long-term commitment to UK

High street lender TSB says its Spanish owner has signalled unwavering commitment to the bank, despite post-referendum jitters across the financial sector.

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Eurowings cancels hundreds of flights amid cabin crew strike

German airline Lufthansa has cancelled hundreds of flights at its budget unit Eurowings, affecting 40,000 passengers, because of a strike by cabin crew.

The ideal solution would have been an airport on the Thames estuary, says Bill Jamieson

Bill Jamieson: Turbulence trouble over Heathrow

The on-going row over an airport runway in London could eventually be enough to trigger a general election, says Bill Jamieson

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ScottishPower is replacing traditional meters in customers' homes. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA

ScottishPower to spend £341m on smart energy meters

ScottishPower is to invest £341 million on rolling out smart energy meters to more than five million home across the UK.

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C&C said export volumes of Tennent's rose a 'pleasing' 50% in the first half. Picture: Dan Phillips

Tennent’s owner wary of Brexit impact as profits fall

The owner of Scotland’s best-selling lager today flagged a ‘volatile’ consumer response to the Brexit vote as it reported a fall in first-half earnings.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond said getting taxpayers' cash back was one of his top priorities. Picture: Jane Barlow

Taxpayer stake in Lloyds falls below 9% in latest sale

The UK government has reduced its stake in Lloyds Banking Group to below 9 per cent following a share sale, gaining more than £340 million for the Treasury.

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Royal Bank of Scotland’s new £5 note enters circulation

THE Royal Bank of Scotland’s new £5 note will enter circulation on Thursday

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Barclays has seen its bill for PPI compensation swell. Picture: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Barclays’ bill for PPI mis-selling swells by £600m

Barclays has set aside an extra £600 million to meet compensation claims for mis-selling of payment protection insurance (PPI).

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Murrayfield Ice Rink with Murrayfield Stadium behind it. 

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Murrayfield ice rink under threat from hotel development plan

MAJOR plans have been unveiled to bulldoze Murrayfield Ice Rink to make way for an ultra-luxury hotel, flats and a care 

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STFA chairman Christopher Nicholson. Picture: Contributed

Prepare for land reform amnesty, tenants urged

Tenant farmers should start preparing now for the amnesty on improvements included in the new land reform act, it was claimed yesterday.

The European Court of Auditors criticised Scotland for using out-of-date aerial and satellite imagery. Picture: PA

EU auditors warn over out-of-date farm mapping data

The EU-wide systems for mapping and identifying farm fields eligible for subsidy might be helping to reduce the number of errors in support payments to farmers – but there is room for improvement, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) warned in a report published yesterday.

Phil Sisson left the music recording industry to study brewing and distilling at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. Picture: Brendan MacNeill

Glasgow home brewer scoops Waitrose beer contest

A home brewer who gave up his career in the music recording industry to move to Scotland and study the art of beer making will have his creation stocked by Waitrose after winning a national competition.

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David Sole co-founded the School for CEOs in 2011. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Future chiefs face digital test, argues David Sole

Technology and the digital revolution are driving an increasing pace of change that future chief executives must master to succeed, a new report argues.

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Ladbrokes' deal with Gala Coral will create the UK's biggest bookmaker. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Ladbrokes’ tie-up with Coral clears final hurdle

Ladbrokes is confident its merger with Gala Coral will be completed “in the very near future” following final approval by the competition watchdog.

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