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Scottish Business Briefing - Monday 14 October

INEOS is to begin talks with unions aimed at averting a possible strike. Picture: PA

INEOS is to begin talks with unions aimed at averting a possible strike. Picture: PA

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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.

ECONOMY

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)

Read all today’s economics news from scotsman.com

ENERGY

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)

Read all today’s energy news from scotsman.com

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

Read all today’s food, drink and agriculture news from scotsman.com

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)

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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.

(Scotsman)

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