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Scottish Business Briefing - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Persimmon warned that the Scottish housing market is a little tighter than other parts in the UK

Persimmon warned that the Scottish housing market is a little tighter than other parts in the UK

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.

ECONOMICS

Jobs fears as law firm DLA announces restructuring

ALMOST 100 legal sector jobs in Scotland are under threat as DLA Piper restructures its UK operations (Herald).

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ENERGY & UTILITIES

SSE defends 38 per cent jump in profits

Perth-based energy giant SSE today tried to deflect criticism over rising profits by insisting that higher earnings were better for the wider economy (Scotsman).

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

FOOD, DRINK & AGRICULTURE

AG Barr and Britvic agree merger deal

The boards of AG Barr and Britvic have agreed the terms of an all-share merger to create one of the largest soft drinks companies in Europe (Scotsman).

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

INDUSTRY

Stewart Milne building steadily towards normality as sales rise

House builder Stewart Milne said yesterday it continued a slow recovery in its profitability last year as it revealed an increase in turnover and 26 per cent boost in house sales (Scotsman).

Read all today’s industry news from scotsman.com

MANAGEMENT

John Menzies on track to hit its targets

John Menzies, the aviation and newspaper distribution group, said it was on track to meet its annual targets for the year despite expecting to be hit with a £2 million “headwind” on currency fluctuation relative to a strong pound (Scotsman).

Read all today’s management news from scotsman.com

PERSONAL FINANCE

Persimmon director reveals Scots housing market slower than UK

PERSIMMON has warned that the Scottish housing market is a “little tighter” than other parts in the UK (Scotsman).

Read all today’s personal finance news from scotsman.com

 

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