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Scottish Business Briefing - Friday 6 July, 2012

Dutch food company Vion has warned that it could be forced to close its West Lothian plant

Dutch food company Vion has warned that it could be forced to close its West Lothian plant

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.

INSURANCE

Aviva unveils blueprint for restructure after rebels oust Andrew Moss

INSURANCE giant Aviva’s executive chairman John McFarlane today unveiled a major restructuring which will see 16 business units put up for sale (Scotsman).

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ENERGY & UTILITIES

North Sea production falls – and looks set to continue its decline

THE North Sea oil and gas industry was last year hit by its biggest ever fall in production with another slide in output forecast for 2012 (Scotsman)

Read all today’s energy and utilities news from scotsman.com

FOOD, DRINK & AGRICULTURE

Scottish & Newcastle pensioners hail move to improve protection

THOUSANDS of pensioners from the former Scottish & Newcastle Breweries believe their campaign against current owner Heineken has been boosted by a City Takeover Panel move to improve protection for pension funds during takeover bids (Scotsman).

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

INDUSTRY

Vion could close Hall’s of Broxburn pork plant with loss of 1,700 jobs

Dutch food company Vion has warned that it could be forced to close its West Lothian plant, with the loss of 1,700 jobs (BBC).

Read all today’s industry news from scotsman.com

e-BUSINESS

US loves Cupid as revenues increase

ONLINE dating company Cupid is predicting another year of major growth after announcing that revenues in all of its territories have increased (Herald).

Read all today’s technology news from scotsman.com

TRANSPORT

Lomond Audi dealership sold to national giant Lookers for £15m

Hugh McMahon, the former mechanic who founded Scottish Audi dealer Lomond Motors 14 years ago, has sold the business for £15 million to national operator Lookers (Scotsman).

Read all today’s transport news from scotsman.com

 

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