Scottish Business Briefing - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Persimmon warned that the Scottish housing market is a 'little tighter' than other parts in the UK
Persimmon warned that the Scottish housing market is a 'little tighter' than other parts in the UK
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Jobs fears as law firm DLA announces restructuring

ALMOST 100 legal sector jobs in Scotland are under threat as DLA Piper restructures its UK operations (Herald).

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SSE defends 38 per cent jump in profits

Perth-based energy giant SSE today tried to deflect criticism over rising profits by insisting that higher earnings were better for the wider economy (Scotsman).

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AG Barr and Britvic agree merger deal

The boards of AG Barr and Britvic have agreed the terms of an all-share merger to create one of the largest soft drinks companies in Europe (Scotsman).

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Stewart Milne building steadily towards normality as sales rise

House builder Stewart Milne said yesterday it continued a slow recovery in its profitability last year as it revealed an increase in turnover and 26 per cent boost in house sales (Scotsman).

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John Menzies on track to hit its targets

John Menzies, the aviation and newspaper distribution group, said it was on track to meet its annual targets for the year despite expecting to be hit with a £2 million “headwind” on currency fluctuation relative to a strong pound (Scotsman).

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Persimmon director reveals Scots housing market slower than UK

PERSIMMON has warned that the Scottish housing market is a “little tighter” than other parts in the UK (Scotsman).

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