Scottish Business Briefing - Thursday 17 October

RBS has doubled its loan pot. Picture: Getty
RBS has doubled its loan pot. Picture: Getty
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WELCOME to scotsman.com’s Scottish Business Briefing. Every morning we bring you a comprehensive round-up of all news affecting business in Scotland today.

FINANCE

RBS add £150m to tourism companies’ loan pot

ROYAL Bank of Scotland has doubled its loan fund aimed at small firms in the leisure sector to £300 million after it attracted “incredible interest”. (Scotsman

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MANAGEMENT

Cleaning specialist CSG expands with PM deal

OFFICE cleaning specialist CSG has bought fellow Aberdeen-based company PM Property Maintenance for an undisclosed sum. (Herald)

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ECONOMY

Chambers calls Holyrood’s business support review

SCOTLAND’S economic recovery remains “fragile” and ministers should launch a “comprehensive review” of all the public sector support offered to companies to make sure it is effective, according to the Scottish Chambers’ of Commerce (SCC).

(Scotsman)

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ENERGY

Cairn poised for major drilling drive

Cairn Energy is about to start a year-long exploration drilling programme as it searches for oil along the Atlantic margin.

Scotsman)

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RETAIL

Profits race ahead at Vertu Motors

Car dealer Vertu Motors is poised to expand its Scottish business after the strengthening economy helped profits jump by two thirds over the summer.

(Scotsman)

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MEDIA, TECH & LEISURE

Digital publisher eyes dividend

Digital publisher Future said it was on course to deliver a dividend for the first time since 2011, as it announced that results to the end of September will meet market expectations. (Herald)

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