Video: Scotsman conference examines Fintech as positive agent for social change

A diverse panel discussed ‘Fintech for good’ in front of a full lecture theatre at Strathclyde Business School.

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Travelling frequently for business may seem a glamorous lifestyle but it can have mental and physical effects. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Lucy Rattrie: Look at ways to manage your life before you suffer business burnout

The term ‘business travel’ tends to evoke images of glamorous lifestyles and all-expenses-paid stop-overs in ­beautiful destinations.


In full: House of Fraser stores identified for closure

House of Fraser has released plans to close more than half its stores as the retailer’s Chinese owner finalises a restructuring proposal that will put thousands of jobs at risk.

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Susan Wilson is architectural manager at Mactaggart & Mickel Homes

Architect-designed homes ‘have lasting benefit’

Dundee’s new V&A Museum, set to open in September, is an architectural gem. The bold design has drawn worldwide acclaim and there’s no doubt this iconic building will be a huge draw for Scotland - and an elegant feather in the cap for its Japanese architect, Kengo Kuma.

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Treasury set to offload £2.6bn stake in Royal Bank of Scotland

The UK government has announced that it will offload a £2.6 billion stake in Royal Bank of Scotland, a move that will see the taxpayer’s stake in the lender reduced from 70.1 per cent to 62.4 per cent.

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Scots pioneer new measures of online financial security

Scots pioneer new measures of online financial security

David Lee looks at how students are being prepared to help transform the financial system and take advantage of the opportunities that throws up.
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Hey Girls founder Celia Hodson in the social enterprise's warehouse

Duncan Thorp: Enterprising forum where Scotland leads the way

Scotland’s ecosystem of support for social enterprise is recognised worldwide. Impressive ventures like the Homeless World Cup are well known and there are many others. Grassmarket Community Project sells tartan textiles to California and Shanghai, Hey Girls is exporting their products to tackle period poverty and Ginerosity sells social enterprise gin overseas.


Hammond at odds with Bank of England over post-Brexit regulation - reports

Chancellor Philip Hammond and the Bank of England are at odds over post-Brexit regulation of the City, according to reports.

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Five simple steps to conquer the world of fintech

Five simple steps to conquer the world of fintech

Kent Mackenzie tells David Lee about the key principles behind successful fintech hubs

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SNP Growth Commission: Indy Scotland needs up to 25 years to equal similar economies

The SNP’s independence blueprint said that it would take up to a quarter of a century for Scotland to catch up with the economic performance of other small advanced countries.

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World Health Organisation concerned about gaming addiction.''PICTURE: John Devlin

Michael Sturrock: New rules on data are good business practice

Well, GDPR day is nearly upon us. For those who have worked on the creation and implementation of GDPR since 2011, it probably won’t seem real – until the first GDPR ­question of the day arrives into your inbox, at least.

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Scottish employment numbers hit record high

Employment in Scotland reached a record high last year, with an increasing number of over-65s still in work.

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Harry McQuillan is chief executive of Community Pharmacy Scotland.

Harry McQuillan: Sometimes there’s a case for knowing more about people

In today’s world of big data, it seems like every week there is a new scandal telling of how a company or organisation has ­broken their clients’ trust by mismanaging their information – whether it be intentionally selling personal details, suffering data losses as a result of having inadequate security measures or using data in ways that they have no right to.

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Leader: Asda and Sainsbury’s merger must work for consumers

The potential merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda – with talks already at an “advanced” stage – is a game changer for UK retailing.

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Scots firms see increase in money held up in working capital

Businesses across Scotland have around £32.2 billion tied up in working capital, according to new analysis.

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Scottish house prices rocket over past five years

The average price of a semi-detached house in Scotland has risen by over £40,000 in the last five years.

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Sainsbury's has confirmed it has agreed terms for a �12 billion merger with Walmart-owned Asda. Picture: PA Wire

Sainsbury’s and Asda reveal details of £12bn merger

Sainsbury’s has confirmed it has agreed terms for a £12 billion merger with Walmart-owned Asda, setting the stage for one of the most audacious deals in British retail history.

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Left to right: George Elliott, Kirsty Mackenzie and John Anderson. Picture: Stewart Attwood.

Specialist recruiter to grow own ranks

A recruitment firm specialising in finance and accountancy is looking to grow headcount by about a third this year after a run of client wins in the first quarter and record revenues in 2017.

Alister Gray, founder of The Mindful Talent. Picture: Contributed

Comment: Never underestimate intuition in business world

As a business leader, the world can sometimes seem like a very lonely place. We can often feel isolated, uncertain and unsure as to whether we are making the appropriate, the “right” decision.


Pound hits highest level against US dollar since Brexit vote

The pound hit its highest level against the US dollar since the Brexit vote as a weak greenback and prospects of a near-term interest rate hike by the Bank of England supported the UK currency.

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