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Scottish Business Briefing - Tuesday 15 October

Lloyds boss Antonio Horta-Osorio has warned that the Government's Help to Buy scheme risks creating a house price bubble. Picture: PA

Lloyds boss Antonio Horta-Osorio has warned that the Government's Help to Buy scheme risks creating a house price bubble. 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.

FINANCE

Lloyds bank chief joins Help to Buy sceptics

The chief executive of taxpayer-backed Lloyds bank has warned that the Help to Buy scheme risks creating a house price bubble unless planning laws are relaxed to pave the way for more housebuilding. (Scotsman)

Read all today’s finance news from scotsman.com

MANAGEMENT

AstraZeneca to buy cancer drug firm for $440m

AstraZeneca, the UK’s second-largest drug maker, is set to boost its pipeline of cancer treatments after agreeing to buy privately-owned biotech firm Spirogen for up to $440 million (£275.4m). (Scotsman)

Read all today’s management news from scotsman.com

ENERGY

Orkney hosts major international marine energy event

A major international marine energy conference is getting under way in Orkney. (BBC)

Read all today’s energy news from scotsman.com

RETAIL

Cake: Glasgow bakery cooks up a deal with Asda

A BAKERY in Glasgow is to supply Asda with a range of cakes in a six-figure deal that should create eight jobs. (Scotsman)

Read all today’s retail news from scotsman.com

TRANSPORT & INDUSTRY

Bellway hikes dividend as annual profits soar

Housebuilder Bellway today said its shareholders will receive a 50 per cent hike in their dividends after its annual profits jumped by a third. (Scotsman)

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MEDIA, TECH & LEISURE

Capita wins £3m contract for North Ayrshire

CAPITA IT Services has won a £3 million contract to improve internet access at council-controlled premises throughout North Ayrshire. (Herald

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