Scottish Business Briefing - Wednesday 21 November

Malmaison in Edinburgh is operated by MWB Group

Malmaison in Edinburgh is operated by MWB Group

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WELCOME to’s Scottish Business Briefing. Every morning we bring you a comprehensive round-up of all news affecting business in Scotland today.


Aviva looks to former AIA boss Wilson to get it back on track

AVIVA, the insurer struck by a shareholder rebellion last spring, has named Mark Wilson, former head of Asian rival AIA Group, as its new chief executive on a potential pay package of up to £5.4 million

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Weak euro hits sales at Omega Diagnostics

Medical testing kit maker Omega Diagnostics has reported a 12 per cent fall in first-half profits as sales in Germany were hit by the weaker euro.

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Hotel group plans £4m investment in Scotland

THE chief executive of Malmaison and Hotel du Vin is planning more than £4 million of investment in Scotland which is likely to create up to 50 jobs.

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Revenues jump 37% at eye scanner firm Optos

Optos, the Dunfermline-based company that specialises in eye scanner technology, has reported a better-than-expected 37 per cent jump in full-year revenues to $196.4 million (£123.5m).

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EasyJet divi taking off after business flying surge

BUDGET airline EasyJet plans to double its dividend after its profits received a boost from an increase in demand from cost-conscious business travellers.

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