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Scottish Business Briefing - Wednesday 19 September

BoE: Split amongst policymakers on QE. Picture: PA

BoE: Split amongst policymakers on QE. Picture: PA

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.

BANKING

Chances raised for Bank of England to print money as inflation falls

BANK of England rate-setters have been given extra leeway to pump more cash into the struggling UK economy after a dip in inflation last month. (The Scotsman)

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ECONOMICS

First-time buyers help boost monthly house sales by 21%

First-time buyers have helped boost monthly house sales in Scotland by one fifth, according to new figures (BBC)

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ENERGY & UTILITIES

Head of ScottishPower’s parent company Galán calls for united European strategy

The head of ScottishPower’s parent company, Iberdrola, has called for a united European energy strategy to bring investment into utilities and help pull the continent out of its economic crisis. (The Scotsman)

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FOOD, DRINK & AGRICULTURE

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INDUSTRY

Construction giant Galliford Try’s praise for Scottish Government investment

GALLIFORD Try, the building firm which owns Morrison Construction in Scotland, has smashed through a profit target it pledged to reach three years ago. (The Scotsman

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MEDIA & LEISURE

Buccleuch sells Tyne Tees TV site for student housing

BUCCLEUCH Property has sold some of the former Tyne Tees Television site in Newcastle, after planning permission for student housing was granted. (The Herald)

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RETAIL

JD threatens to close more Blacks stores as profits slip

JD SPORTS Fashion has warned it will pull down the shutters on more Blacks Leisure stores after the chain it rescued from administration contributed to a slide in profits (The Scotsman)

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