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Scottish Business Briefing - Friday 7 December, 2012

A development body has called on the north-easts energy, tourism and food and drink businesses to help drive the regions economic growth

A development body has called on the north-easts energy, tourism and food and drink businesses to help drive the regions economic growth

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BANKING

Standard Chartered facing extra $330m US sanctions fine

Banking giant Standard Chartered is facing a further $330 million (£205m) bill to settle a case with US regulators who accused the Asia-focused group of failing to comply with sanctions against Iran (Scotsman).

Read all today’s banking news from scotsman.com

ECONOMICS

Key sectors called on to drive region’s economy

A development body has called on the north-east’s energy, tourism and food and drink businesses to help drive the region’s economic growth (P&J).

Read all today’s economics news from scotsman.com

ENERGY & UTILITIES

Troubled miner ATH in rescue talks with Better Capital

BETTER Capital, the private equity firm run by veteran investor John Moulton, is in rescue talks to salvage the coal mining operations of ATH Resources (Scotsman).

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

MANAGEMENT

Morton Fraser grows in Glasgow with Macdonalds deal

LAW firm Morton Fraser is significantly upping its Glasgow presence in the latest consolidation deal in Scotland’s legal sector (Scotsman).

Read all today’s management news from scotsman.com

RETAIL

High cost of cotton deepens losses at Fishers

LOSSES widened at Scotland’s biggest supplier of rented textiles to hotels and restaurants in the latest financial year after a rise in cotton prices hit its bottom line (Herald).

Read all today’s retail news from scotsman.com

TECHNOLOGY

New Plexus factory creates 130 jobs in West Lothian

A US electronics company is creating 130 jobs after announcing plans for a second Scottish factory in a £9 million expansion (Scotsman)

Read all today’s technology news from scotsman.com

 

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