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And finally… dog’s life

An eight-year-old border collie has joined the ranks of the canine elite after being left over £3.6 million in a will.

Published 18 February 2021

Tayside and Fife enjoy mini property boom

Tayside and Fife are enjoying a mini property boom as supply exceeds demand throughout the region.

Published 17 February 2021

PwC: Scotland finds renewed sense of community after year of pandemic, but societal divisions are widening

Scots have revealed that their local communities are growing closer, and have become more important after a year spent closer to home, however, the pandemic has left society itself more divided.

Published 17 February 2021

Paul Heat Recovery becomes latest employee-owned business in Scotland

Dunfermline-based ventilation company Sustainable Homes Scotland, trading as Paul Heat Recovery Scotland, has joined the growing number of employee-owned businesses in Scotland, with twelve staff given a stake in the business.

Published 17 February 2021

SRC & KPMG: Scottish retail sales remain low as lockdown tightens grip

Scottish retail sales slumped further in January towards the depths last seen during the previous nationwide lockdown in spring last year, according to the latest Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) and KPMG Scottish Retail Sales Monitor.

Published 17 February 2021

Scottish business coach Alan Smith voted Coach of the Year for Scotland

Scottish businessman Alan Smith is celebrating being named one of the country’s top business coaches after helping owners thrive during lockdown.

Published 17 February 2021

Scottish Government extends non-domestic rates relief

Retail, hospitality, leisure and aviation businesses will pay no rates during 2021-22 under proposals outlined yesterday by finance secretary Kate Forbes.

Published 17 February 2021

Chern-Yeh Kwok: The real value in Japanese markets

Chern-Yeh Kwok, manager of the Aberdeen Japan Investment Trust, which is run by Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI), discusses the real value in Japanese markets, but how it is often overlooked by investors.

Published 17 February 2021

Bitcoin passes $50,000 benchmark as hopes of recovery increase

Cryptocurrency Bitcoin has reached a new record, passing the $50,000 mark yesterday hitting $50,487.78.

Published 17 February 2021

Further £60m business support for Scottish firms open to applications

Two Scottish Government funds worth £60 million to support people whose livelihoods have been affected by the pandemic are now open to applications.

Published 17 February 2021

Greenshoots: Cumulus Oncology eyes further growth as US office is set to open this year

Edinburgh-headquartered Cumulus Oncology, Europe’s first oncology drug discovery accelerator, is eyeing global alliances, VC partnerships and a US office opening in 2021, with CEO and co-founder Clare Wareing seeing additional growth opportunities in Europe and Asia.

Published 17 February 2021

£2.7m funding announced for university-led low carbon SME projects

Three university-led projects have successfully received funding from Scottish Enterprise’s Low Carbon Challenge Fund and will support SMEs across industries from transport to energy – including a unique programme combining food and drink with computer games.

Published 17 February 2021

Goldman Sachs plans to expand Marcus service in US and UK

Goldman Sachs has announced it is expanding its Marcus online retail banking service in the United States and plans to bring its new product to the UK this year.

Published 17 February 2021

Consumer price inflation edged up to 0.7% in January

Consumer price inflation unexpectedly edged up to a four-month high of 0.7% in January from 0.6% in December and a three-month low of 0.3% in November, according to the latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 17 February 2021

Two-thirds of UK businesses wasted budget on unused market research in 2020

Two-thirds (66%) of UK companies have admitted to commissioning market research in 2020 which has never been used due to the disruptions and delays caused by COVID-19, according to new research from Stravito, a provider of knowledge management software for insights.

Published 17 February 2021