Scottish Business Briefing - Thursday 17 October

RBS has doubled its loan pot. Picture: Getty
RBS has doubled its loan pot. Picture: Getty
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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.


RBS add £150m to tourism companies’ loan pot

ROYAL Bank of Scotland has doubled its loan fund aimed at small firms in the leisure sector to £300 million after it attracted “incredible interest”. (Scotsman

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Cleaning specialist CSG expands with PM deal

OFFICE cleaning specialist CSG has bought fellow Aberdeen-based company PM Property Maintenance for an undisclosed sum. (Herald)

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Chambers calls Holyrood’s business support review

SCOTLAND’S economic recovery remains “fragile” and ministers should launch a “comprehensive review” of all the public sector support offered to companies to make sure it is effective, according to the Scottish Chambers’ of Commerce (SCC).


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Cairn poised for major drilling drive

Cairn Energy is about to start a year-long exploration drilling programme as it searches for oil along the Atlantic margin.


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Profits race ahead at Vertu Motors

Car dealer Vertu Motors is poised to expand its Scottish business after the strengthening economy helped profits jump by two thirds over the summer.


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Digital publisher eyes dividend

Digital publisher Future said it was on course to deliver a dividend for the first time since 2011, as it announced that results to the end of September will meet market expectations. (Herald)

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