Scottish Business Briefing - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

The meat plant at Broxburn was closed down. Picture: Ian Rutherford
The meat plant at Broxburn was closed down. Picture: Ian Rutherford
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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 pushed to accept criminal charge on Libor

Royal Bank of Scotland is being pressured into accepting criminal charges as US regulators close in on a £500 million fine for its alleged part in rigging key interest rates (Scotsman).

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Aberdeen’s Enovate Systems sold to Norwegian client

Scottish energy services firm Enovate Systems has been snapped up by a larger Norwegian rival (Scotsman).

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Browns Food to take over Hall’s brand

TWO of Scotland’s oldest food brands will be brought together today when Dumfriesshire-based Browns Food Group buys the Hall’s of Broxburn brand and its delivery van business (Scotsman).

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Software firm aims to help extract more oil

SOFTWARE company Sciencesoft is working with academics from Glasgow University on a project which could help engineers extract more oil from the North Sea (Scotsman).

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Law firms suffer fall in fees as north-south gap widens

Scotland’s largest law firms saw their revenues collapse by more than a fifth last year (Scotsman).

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Air tax and access ‘big issues’

Passenger taxes and poor roads continue to thwart the ambitions of Aberdeen International Airport, its boss said yesterday (P&J).

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