No dividend at Edinburgh Worldwide Investment Trust as capital growth drive continues

Edinburgh-based Edinburgh Worldwide Investment Trust has today said it will not pay a dividend this year after publishing results for the year to 31 October showing its net asset value per share increased by 14.9 per cent and the share price by 19.0 per cent over the period.

Published 14 December 2018

KPMG calls for focus on Scotland’s productivity to build resilience in face of no deal fears

Scotland’s leading economists are predicting steady growth in the event of an agreed Brexit deal, but urged that focus must remain on developing a growth strategy which boosts productivity, regardless of the outcome of political negotiations, says KPMG.

Published 14 December 2018

Blog: Conviction and conclusions among the confusion

Tim Wishart, head of Scotland and the North of England at Psigma Investment Management, makes the case for investors to hold their nerve in uncertain times

Published 14 December 2018

Remortgaging increases amid rate rise fears

Fierce competition on the market, and fears interest rates could rise, have set homeowners scrambling to lock in low mortgage cost as it emerged 50,500 remortgaged in October – the highest number for a decade.

Published 14 December 2018

Property prices and sales volumes increase across parts of Scotland

Between July and September the average price of a residential property in Scotland was £181,572, a 1.8 per cent increase compared with the same period the previous year, according to quarterly statistics released by the Registers of Scotland (ROS).

Published 14 December 2018

Chivas Brothers toasts Glasgow property deal

GVA and Graeme Faith & Co have secured a deal which will see Scotch whisky business Chivas Brothers let the entire building at 2-4 Blythswood Square, Glasgow.

Published 14 December 2018

Organised crime crackdown on Scottish Limited Partnerships strikes the right balance to protect private investment, say lawyers

Proposed reform of limited partnerships to tackle abuse by criminal gangs is likely to reduce money laundering without preventing their legitimate commercial use in Scottish business, according to law firm Addleshaw Goddard. 

Published 13 December 2018

Blog: All 'Hale' the Court of Appeal

Alan Meek, a partner in Morton Fraser’s corporate team, delves into the consequences of the Court of Appeal case that brought into question the status of a director's interim dividends when a company goes under

Published 13 December 2018

Scotland’s SME business health stable, but confidence declines in Q3 2018 - CYBG

The health of SMEs in Scotland has improved slightly in the third quarter of 2018, according to latest research by Clydesdale Bank owner CYBG, in partnership with leading economic consultancy, Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr).

Published 13 December 2018

Brexit effect weighs heavy on Scottish housing market

Uncertainty caused by Brexit is leading buyers and sellers in Scotland to sit tight in increasing numbers, according to the November 2018 RICS UK Residential Market Survey.

Published 13 December 2018