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Scottish Business Briefing - Wednesday 12 December 2012

Tate & Lyle yesterday signed a deal to use technology developed by a spin-out firm from Heriot Watt University

Tate & Lyle yesterday signed a deal to use technology developed by a spin-out firm from Heriot Watt University

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BANKING

Standard Life sells Canadian offices for £65m

Life and pensions group Standard Life has taken advantage of strong market conditions in Canada by selling two office buildings for around £65 million (Scotsman).

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ENERGY & UTILITIES

Peterson takes control of supply firm 80:20

Energy industry logistics company Peterson SBS yesterday revealed it had taken a majority stake in a fellow Aberdeen firm (P&J).

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

FOOD, DRINK & AGRICULTURE

Tate and Lyle deal is sweet for Heriot Watt spin-out firm Nandi

INGREDIENTS maker Tate & Lyle yesterday signed a deal to use technology developed by a spin-out firm from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh to improve the “texture” of its foods (Scotsman).

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

MEDIA & LEISURE

One Thumb Mobile hires extra staff to build on computer game success

MOBILE game developer One Thumb Mobile is moving into new premises and taking on staff to support the success of its latest game (Herald).

Read all today’s media and leisure news from scotsman.com

RETAIL

Tidings of discomfort and woe on Scotland’s high streets as figures show slump in sales

SCOTLAND’S beleaguered high street retailers have had their hopes of a pre-Christmas boost dashed as new figures showed a dramatic slump in shop sales (Scotsman).

Read all today’s retail news from scotsman.com

TRANSPORT

Stagecoach rejects US anti-competition claims

Transport giant Stagecoach has rejected claims from US authorities that its Twin American tour bus joint venture has resulted in higher prices for sightseers in New York because it operates as a “monopoly” in the city (Scotsman).

Read all today’s transport news from scotsman.com

 

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