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Scottish Business Briefing - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Plunging oil and gas revenues could adversely affect an independent Scotland

Plunging oil and gas revenues could adversely affect an independent Scotland

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.

ENERGY & UTILITIES

SSE sells wind farms for £140m

Scottish Hydro parent company SSE has agreed to sell four wind farms, including two in Scotland, for £140 million in cash (Scotsman).

Event to plug energy skill gap

A recruitment event expected to attract thousands of oil and gas job seekers is to be held in the north-east (P&J).

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

INDUSTRY

Tymor Marine to advise on huge renewables project

A Scottish engineering firm has enlisted a Glasgow consultancy to help it deliver big renewable energy projects in a move the company said reflected its desire to use local talent (Herald).

Read all today’s industry news from scotsman.com

MANAGEMENT

Edinburgh BioQuarter gains three new tenants

FIRST Minister Alex Salmond has hailed the success of bringing businesses, hospitals and universities together on the BioQuarter site in Edinburgh after three more tenants yesterday signed up to take space on the fast-growing science park (Scotsman).

Read all today’s management news from scotsman.com

RETAIL

Service sector bounce eases triple-dip recession fears

BRITAIN’S giant service sector bounced back into growth last month, fuelling hopes of avoiding a triple-dip recession (Scotsman).

Read all today’s retail news from scotsman.com

TRANSPORT

Minoan travel boost to help narrow losses

Minoan Group expects to report narrower full-year losses thanks to a strong performance from its travel business (Herald).

Read all today’s transport news from scotsman.com

 

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