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A global firm managing $640 billion in assets has distanced itself from its head of responsible investing after he appeared to shrug off the impact of climate change. Stuart Kirk, global head of responsible investing at HSBC Asset Management, told a Financial Times event: "Who cares if Miami is six

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Proposed changes to the UK's financial reporting rules following Brexit have been published by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC). The FRC issued the FRED 80 draft amendments on Friday, which propose to update the application guidance to FRS 100 to reflect changes to company law and decisions on

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A ground-breaking study into the accountancy profession in Africa reveals 55% of accountants are optimistic about Africa’s economic prospects, but skill shortages, especially in the areas of technology and strategy are a major concern for respondents. ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certifi

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Edinburgh-based digital postage company Stamp Free Limited has raised £600,000 in an oversubscribed funding round. The company raised the funds at a pre-investment valuation of £4 million, double the £2 million pre-investment valuation of its seed one funding round in September 202

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Lawyer Cat MacLean has quit a banking industry compensation scheme after concluding it was “completely defective”, The Times reports. Ms MacLean, a partner at MBM Commercial, resigned from the Business Banking Resolution Service (BBRS) following a report in the newspaper last week detail

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Inverness-based investment group GEG Capital Ltd has acquired Highland construction company WGC (Scotland) Ltd. Following the acquisition, which will see WGC continue as a standalone entity within the group, GEG Capital will support the existing management team to target growth in the social housing

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Aberdein Considine has announced that it is to merge with Edinburgh law firm and solicitor estate agent Russel+Aitken Edinburgh LLP. The combined businesses – which will trade under the Aberdein Considine brand – will together employ over 480 staff and have a turnover

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