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Scottish Business Briefing - Wednesday 4 December

Demand for Belhaven Best has given owners Greene King a boost. Picture: Sean Bell

Demand for Belhaven Best has given owners Greene King a boost. Picture: Sean Bell

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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.

FINANCE

RBS shareholders’ action group faces key hearing

THOUSANDS of small Royal Bank of Scotland shareholders will find out this week if they are financially able to take part in legal actions against the bank relating to its £12 billion rights issue in 2008.

Read all today’s finance news from scotsman.com

MANAGEMENT

Powerhouse firm behind Olympics gets ready to light up the big top

The Scottish company behind power systems used at Glastonbury, the 2010 Fifa World Cup and the 2012 Olympic Games in London will be lighting up circuses following its latest contract win.

Read all today’s management news from scotsman.com

ENERGY

Global Energy Group eyes Australian mining sector

Global Energy Group (GEG), the Inverness-based oil and gas services heavyweight, has made its fourth acquisition in Australia, cementing the country as its biggest market outside the UK.

Read all today’s energy news from scotsman.com

FOOD, DRINK & AGRICULTURE

Greene King boosted by demand for Belhaven Best

BELHAVEN Best was a strong performer for Greene King in its first trading half, the pubs and brewing group revealed today as it claimed that a “voucher culture” for food was now taking hold in Britain.

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RETAIL

Scottish malls snapped up in £24m deal

Three shopping centres, including Leith’s Newkirkgate and the La Porte Precinct in Grangemouth, have been bought for £24 million, almost a year after they collapsed into administration.

Read all today’s retail news from scotsman.com

TRANSPORT & INDUSTRY

Scottish builders missing out on UK upturn

THE UK construction industry has recorded its best performance in six years but the Scottish housebuilding sector has yet to see the results of the upturn, according to surveys.

Read all today’s transport and industry news from scotsman.com

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