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Alliance Trust reveals list of new investment managers

Wealth manager Alliance Trust has revealed the eight equity managers chosen to oversee its new investment strategy.

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Colin Graham says the Thorntons chairman role comes at 'absolutely the right time'. Picture: Greg Macvean

Monday interview: Thorntons Solicitors chairman Colin Graham

Thorntons chairman’s destiny to return to City of Discovery as firm looks to build on deals

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NESS chief executive Graham Findlay. Picture: Contributed

137-year-old charity NESS celebrates its best year ever

A 137-year-old north-east charity is looking forward to continued success after celebrating its best year ever.

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DC Thomson's comic characters include Desperate Dan. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Publishing group DC Thomson in £20m dividends bonanza

Dundee-based newspaper and comics publisher DC Thomson paid out dividends of £19.8 million to its family owners last year despite a fall in profits, up from £19.2m in the previous 12 months.

Media & Leisure
The Oxford Farming Conference is being held next month. Picture: PA

Oxford opportunity for three budding farm leaders

Three Scots will be amongst a group of the UK’s top farmers to gain funding to attend the 2017 Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) – giving them the opportunity to rub shoulders with royalty, agri-business leaders, international politicians and entrepreneurial young farmers.

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�50 million was secured for Dundee waterfront investments. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Scottish Cities Alliance hails £100m boost to economy

The Scottish Cities Alliance (SCA) is celebrating bringing £100 million into the country’s economy in the past 18 months.

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Christian Nissen is the founder of Dundee-based Highland Game. Picture: Contributed

Venison supplier looks to grab slice of ostrich meat market

A Tayside meat supplier has secured deals with major supermarket chains including Tesco and Morrisons after investing more than £1 million launching a range of speciality products.
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Top five Scottish share risers last week

Which were last week’s best performing Scottish shares on the stock market?

Companies
Alliance Trust is chaired by Lord Smith of Kelvin. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Bill Jamieson: Time will tell if Alliance can restore trust

What a bafflingly complex place the world has become: the future course of US interest rates, the deep imponderables of Brexit – and now, the latest restructurings at Alliance Trust.

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Keeping hold of customers was 'no mean feat' for the Scottish Gas owner, writes Martin Flanagan. Picture: John Devlin

Martin Flanagan: Warm glow at Centrica as customers stay put

A bit of pre-Christmas City cheer from Centrica, with the revelation that the Scottish Gas owner has lifted its full-year earnings outlook and stemmed the flow of customers switching to other energy suppliers.

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Alliance Trust chairman Lord Smith of Kelvin said the shake-up would put the firm 'on a strong footing for many years to come'. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Alliance Trust strikes £30m deal to sell investments arm

Alliance Trust unveiled a shake-up of how it invests billions of pounds yesterday, with a new outsourced model seeing it sell its investments arm to Liontrust Asset Management for up to £30 million.

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Pies and bridies were withdrawn from sale after Food Standards Agency intervention

Food company boss hits back after products withdrawn

The owner of a Fife-based food company whose products were issued with a warning notice amid health fears over sell-by dates, has hit back saying he has been unfairly targeted.

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Eric Hamilton will take on the London Marathon next year despite doctors diagnosing him with incurable lung cancer last year. Picture: Contributed

Scot battling incurable cancer takes on marathon challenge

A forestry worker who was given just three months to live after being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer is getting set to run the London marathon with the help of cutting-edge biomechanics analysis from Scottish scientists.

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Outplay's portfolio includes the Angry Birds Pop mobile game. Picture: Contributed

Dundee games firm Outplay expands with acquisition

A Dundee-based mobile games developer has seen its workforce grow by 40 staff after the takeover of an English firm.

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Scotland has some of the UK's highest gross rental yields, according to Rettie & Co. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Property investors look beyond political upheaval

Investment in Scottish residential property is forecast to rise next year, despite ongoing concerns over the impact of Brexit and a second independence referendum.

Markets Economy
Conor O'Leary is the new hotel manager at Gleneagles. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Luxury hotel Gleneagles has signed up three key members of staff, amid new owner Ennismore’s multi-million-pound investment and development programme across the hotel.

Management
Trial results have shown antibodies produced by the immune system could be used as a diagnostic tool. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

New blood test could aid spotting early signs of lung cancer

A potentially life-saving blood test has been developed that may allow doctors to spot signs of lung cancer up to five years before the disease shows up on traditional scans.

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Brewin Dolphin said the uncertain landscape was driving demand for wealth advice. Picture: John Devlin

Wealth firm Brewin upbeat as clients seek timely advice

The head of Brewin Dolphin has said that economic uncertainty is helping to drive organic growth at the wealth management firm as savers increasingly seek advice in unsettled times.

Financial
St Andrews is now home to Innis & Gunn's third Beer Kitchen. Picture: Contributed

Innis & Gunn launches St Andrews Beer Kitchen

Craft brewer Innis & Gunn has opened the doors of its third Beer Kitchen bar and restaurant as it presses ahead with plans to further expand the concept.

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MorphCostumes is one of 17 Scottish firms backed by the Business Growth Fund. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

BGF growth fund invests £1bn in small businesses

The Business Growth Fund (BGF), the UK’s most active provider of growth capital, has passed £1 billion in investments to entrepreneurial businesses, including 17 Scottish firms.

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