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The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) has warned Scotland’s small businesses that they are "easy pickings" for hackers. The body, responsible for cyber security in Scotland, urged small businesses to take pre-emptive action to limit the threat of cyber attacks.

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Scottish airport operator HIAL’s strong run of growth in 2015 continued in the last quarter, according to latest figures. In the third quarter (July to September), the group recorded an extra 12,522 passengers (up 3.1 per cent) compared to the same period in 2014.

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The Moray Council needs to “significantly increase” the pace of change and improvement if it is to build on the progress made over the last two years, according to the Accounts Commission. A report published by the watchdog today looks at developments since a 2013 audit on how the council was me

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Standard Life’s chief executive Keith Skeoch has hailed the performance of the life and pensions group after latest results revealed it had beaten forecasts on both assets under administration (AUM) and net inflows in the latest quarter.

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Scots-based private equity house Maven Capital Partners has announced the sale of Aberdeen-based energy services business XPD8 Solutions to John Crane Group, a division of FTSE 100 listed Smiths Group plc. The sale has delivered an attractive return on Maven client funds’ original investment and i

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The creation of a new ethical finance hub for Scotland will be announced tonight at Heriot-Watt University’s Edinburgh campus. The Scottish Ethical Finance Hub (SEFH), which has received backing from the Scottish Government as well as leaders in the financial sector, will be based at Heriot-Watt U

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Edinburgh-based Lloyds Banking Group has posted a 28 per cent increase in profits before tax for the third quarter, up to £958m from £751m in the same period last year. However, the group,which includes Bank of Scotland, set aside another £500m to compensate customers over the mis-selling of Paym

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Edinburgh-based banking giant Royal Bank of Scotland has disclosed new figures that show 70 per cent of its customers who fall victim to fraud scammers never see a penny of their money again. Figures from the still 73 per cent state-owned lender show that from January to September this year almost 5

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Wages in the construction industry have risen at a faster rate than any other sector over the past 12 months, according to fresh analysis of the latest data. In the last year, average pay in the building trade shot up by 5.1 per cent, the examination of labour market statistics compiled by the Offic

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Danny Dickson Charity Bank, an ethical bank which uses its savers’ money to make loans solely to charities and social enterprises with a charitable purpose, has appointed its first Director for Scotland as it seeks to strengthen its current team and support more good causes there.

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Police Scotland will likely see a £25 million overspend by the end of the financial year according to official figures. The Scottish Police Authority (SPA) was told the deficit stands at more than £14m than was predicted.

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The number of Scottish firms failing in the third quarter of 2015 fell by 8.6 per cent to 180 from197, according to analysis of the latest figures from corporate lawyers Morisons LLP. The latest Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) figures show that there was a fall of 13.9 per cent in the number of compa

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More than 1,400 female workers at Fife Council are to share a multi-million pound payout under an equal pay deal. Unison said a settlement had been reached with the authority for historic discriminatory pay practices, dating back in some cases to 2006.

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