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Scottish Business Briefing - Thursday 28 June, 2012

A �105m package of measures to boost the Scottish economy has been unveiled by finance secretary John Swinney

A �105m package of measures to boost the Scottish economy has been unveiled by finance secretary John Swinney

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BANKING

Lloyds branch sale to Co-op back on the table as deal terms agreed

Lloyds Banking Group’s long-running effort to sell 632 branches looked to be nearing completion last night as it announced it had agreed terms for a deal with Co-op Bank (Scotsman).

Read all today’s banking news from scotsman.com

ECONOMICS

Swinney spends £105m to try to kickstart economy

A £105 MILLION package of measures to boost the Scottish economy has been unveiled by finance secretary John Swinney. The Scottish Government said each of the capital projects would be taken forward quickly to “deliver the maximum economic impact” (Scotsman).

Read all today’s economics news from scotsman.com

ENERGY & UTILITIES

Fear of ‘skills shortage’

The booming north-east subsea industry is poised to offer jobs to up to 10,000 workers over the next year. But sector bosses fear a skills shortage will mean they struggle to fill the posts – despite the UK being in the midst of a double-dip recession (P&J).

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

FOOD, DRINK & AGRICULTURE

Loch Fyne Oysters in the red before cash injection

Loch Fyne Oysters plunged to a £1.6 million loss in its last financial year, ahead of a multimillion-pound injection by outside investors into the previously employee-owned company, documents obtained from Companies House reveal (Herald).

Tennent’s drinkers help to ease C&C troubles as cider sales falter

STRONG sales of Tennent’s lager allowed parent group C&C to reassure investors yesterday even though poor weather extinguished thirst for Magners and other cider brands owned by the Irish company (Scotsman).

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

TECHNOLOGY

Light shines on mLED as it raises £378,000 for expansion

A UNIVERSITY spin-out firm whose technology could feature in the next generation of smartphones and barcode scanners has raised £378,000 for the next stage of its development (Scotsman).

Read all today’s technology news from scotsman.com

 

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