Unemployment rate in Scotland rises as 2,000 more people out of work

Scotland was one of the only parts of the country to experience a slight increase in the unemployment rate in the latest period.

The Norwegian investor wants to appoint Mr Salmond to the board of Scotsman publisher, Johnston Press

Largest shareholder in Johnston Press pushes for Alex Salmond to join board

The biggest shareholder in Johnston Press, publishers of The Scotsman, has formally called for former Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond to be appointed to the board and for two directors to be removed.

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The cyber attack that brought the NHS to a halt earlier this year would have been remedied swiftly had an adequate backup system been in place

How to protect your SME from a cyber-attack

From the NHS, to the American election – compromised cyber security has loomed large in 2017. But with strict new protection laws on the horizon, how can small businesses keep things compliant, yet still efficient?

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Second innovation competition launched by IP attorney Murgitroyd

A Glasgow firm of intellectual property attorneys is launching a second round of its Innovator Launchpad awards.

Stuart Geard (left) and Doug Heron, CFO and COO respectively of Scottish Financial Services Award winners Nucleus Financial

Nucleus wins financial services award

Nucleus Financial Group has been named this year’s winner at the Scottish Financial Services Awards.

The former Carless oil refinery near Old Kilpatrick has lain empty since 1992. Picture: Contributed

Malin Group plans marine technology hub on the banks of the Clyde

It is a vast brownfield site on the north bank of the Clyde that has lain empty for decades.

Businessman Phil Anderson. Picture: Contributed

Generous boss throws Christmas party for staff - in New York

The boss of a financial services firm in the North East of Scotland is giving his employees a special reward for their hard work - the trip of a lifetime to New York.

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Economists predicted growth in line with the first and second quarters of 2017. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

UK economy grows by 0.4% amid pressure for interest rate hike

The UK economy unexpectedly rebounded in the third quarter, upping the pressure on the Bank of England to hike interest rates next month.

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Daniel Johnson MSP is pictured with the Small Business Saturday bus.

Small Business Saturday campaign visits Edinburgh

A nationwide bus tour promoting Small Business Saturday has stopped off in Edinburgh after launching in Dundee.

Students at CodeClan's base in Edinburgh. Graduates of the training academy are increasingly finding work in fintech

CodeClan graduates embrace Scotland’s growing fintech sector

It’s the booming tech sector that’s creating jobs in both start-ups and traditional banks.


On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

After announcing the expansion of its Scottish presence with a new Edinburgh office, law firm Bond Dickinson has revealed a number of senior hires to join its growing team. Philip Knight and Laura Bloxham join the firm as managing associates alongside Emma Shearer, associate. Knight joins from DWF and brings experience in commercial and real estate litigation. Bloxham was previously at Shoosmiths and has a broad range of real estate experience, including development, investment and leasing work. She has particular expertise in residential development for house builders, investors and housing associations. Shearer also joins from DWF, having previously worked with Knight for large occupiers and landlords on portfolio management, acquisition and refinancing projects. The new team will work alongside real estate partner Michael Spence to service the firm’s clients throughout Scotland and will be supported by a nationwide team. John Ralph, head of real estate at the firm, said: “The new office bolsters our Scottish presence and our real estate and energy sector teams.” Bond Dickinson has also announced that it will be combining with US firm Womble Carlyle to create a transatlantic law firm, Womble Bond Dickinson, effective from 1 November. Womble Bond Dickinson will have more than 420 partners, 1,000 lawyers and 2,395 people across eight offices in the UK and 16 offices in the US.

Clark Thomson won the award last year for bucking the trend towards centralisation and achieving outstanding growth

Shortlist revealed for Scottish Financial Services Awards

Five firms are in the running to win the coveted Scottish Financial Services Awards for 2017, with technology and contribution to the economy key themes among the finalists.

The pound has made gains despite the gloomy reports. Picture: John Devlin

IMF raises growth forecast for all advanced economies except UK

The pound has made gains despite a flurry of gloomy economic reports, while advances among bank stocks helped the wider market push higher.

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The Government is being urged to help save jobs at defence giant BAE Systems, which is set to announce cuts at sites making the Eurofighter Typhoon jet. Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Jobs help urged as BAE systems set to announce cuts

The Government is being urged to help save jobs at defence giant BAE Systems, which is set to announce cuts at sites making the Eurofighter Typhoon jet.

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Scotland’s private sector economy continues to grow

Private sector growth in Scotland is “stable”, according to a new Bank of Scotland survey.

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Mr Trump's company has faced several setbacks since it ventured into Scotland a dozen years ago and its troubles recently have mounted. Picture: PA

Losses at Trump’s Scottish golf resorts have doubled

DONALD Trump boasts of making great deals, but a financial records filed in the UK show he has lost millions of dollars for three years running on a couple of his more recent big investments, his Scottish golf resorts.

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Royal Mail employees are to stage a 48-hour walkout over jobs and pay. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Royal Mail workers to stage 48-hour strike over pay and jobs

Royal Mail workers are to stage a 48-hour strike in a “watershed” dispute over pensions, pay and jobs, prompting the threat of legal action by the postal group.

The online retail giant Amazon is facing a bill of at least 250 million euros (�221.5 million) in back taxes after the European Commission. Picture: PA

EU orders Amazon to pay £221m in taxes over ‘sweetheart deal’

Amazon has been ordered to pay around 250 million euros (£221 million) in back taxes after the European Commission ruled it received “illegal tax benefits” under a sweetheart deal with Luxembourg.

Tesco hailed its efforts to keep prices low amid Brexit-fuelled inflation. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Tesco sees surge in half-year profits and rising sales

Supermarket giant Tesco has reported a surge in half-year profits and rising sales as it hailed efforts to keep prices low amid Brexit-fuelled inflation.

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