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SCOTLAND’S six cities are to work together in a new drive to attract investment and beat the recession.
FIRST Minister Alex Salmond today insisted his Government was taking “real action to help real people” in the face of rising unemployment, despite claims from Labour that the SNP’s economic plan was “MacMince”. 106 Comments
THE number of Scots who are out of work has risen to 215,000, new figures revealed today. 60 Comments
AN energy boss has offered hard-pressed Scottish consumers hope that any rise in next year’s bills will be kept to a minimum.
THE crisis in the Eurozone makes it “less and less likely” that Scotland will manage to avoid another recession, an economic expert warned today.
YOUTH unemployment has soared across Scotland with the number of 18- to 24-year-olds claiming jobseekers’ allowance doubling in half of local authorities, new figures have revealed.
SCOTLAND’S fragile economic recovery has “stalled” and the governments north and south of the Border need to focus on exports, housing and transport to revive its fortunes, business leaders will today claim.
SCOTTISH companies are going bust at a record rate, with more than 24 businesses going to the wall each week due to a lack of bank lending and stricter enforcement by the taxman.
Britain’s manufacturing sector shrank for the third month in a row in August, according to official figures, adding to fears of a double-dip recession.
THE Bank of England’s monetary policy committee took the decision to inject a further £75 billion into the economy because it felt inflationary pressures had eased, it was said yesterday. 1 Comment
A REBALANCING of Britain’s economy towards manufacturing and exports “is not happening”, business leaders said today.
The embattled Scottish housing market enjoyed an unexpected boost in September from sellers hoping to move home in the autumn, according to a new report from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (Rics).
STORM clouds are gathering for Scotland’s private sector economy, with a rash of surveys published this morning reporting a drop in business confidence and a fall in orders for the key services sector.
LOW expectations from Britain’s listed companies meant the number of profit warnings on the stock exchange dropped significantly in the third quarter of the year.
Britain’s key service sector posted a surprise improvement yesterday but the markets remain on alert as Bank of England policymakers decide today on whether to inject more money into the fragile economy.
Britain is on the brink of an affordability crisis over energy bills, after an average 21 per cent rise in prices over the past year.
A CONTROVERSIAL £110 million health levy on supermarkets and other big retailers has “opened the door” to further tax hikes on smaller firms, business leaders have warned.
Double-dip recession fears continued to stalk the UK, after more grim updates showed an economy stagnating and consumers shorn of confidence.