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Scots PMI shows firms still growing at record rate
SCOTLAND’S economy kept up its record pace of expansion last month, creating jobs and putting upward pressure on prices. (Scotsman)
Grangemouth refinery owner to hold strike talks with union
The operator of the Grangemouth refinery and petrochemical site is to begin talks with union bosses in a bid to avert a planned 48-hour strike. (BBC)
FOOD, DRINK & AGRICULTURE
Harris Tweed production soars thanks to wool demand
BOOMING demand for wool clothing around the world has led to a five-fold increase in production of Harris Tweed. (Scotsman)
Joint venture firms to build £6.7m Glenrothes distillery
A new £6.7m distillery is to be established in Fife following a tie-up between Indian drinks group Kyndal and Perthshire distiller John Fergus & Co. BBC
TRANSPORT & INDUSTRY
Housing market recovery to boost Bellway
The recovery in the house market should boost Bellway’s results next week, while the same factor may lift BSkyB’s figures as households are more likely to change TV and phone provider when they move. (Herald)
MEDIA, TECH & LEISURE
Grant Thornton Edinburgh head joins online ad firm
Sandra Roger, the practice leader at accounting firm Grant Thornton’s Edinburgh office, is to join internet advertising firm Digital Globe Services (DGS) as chief financial officer in December.