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Scotland's listed companies experienced a notable increase in profit warnings during Q4 2023, surpassing the combined warnings of the entire preceding year, as revealed by EY-Parthenon's latest Profit Warnings report. Ten profit warnings were issued in 2023, with six in Q4 alone. The number of Q4 wa

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The latest Royal Bank of Scotland Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) has reported positive signs for the Scottish private sector, indicating a rebound in business activity at the beginning of the year. With a notable increase from 49.4 in December to 51.7, the index highlighted the first expansion in

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The start of 2024 has experienced a drop in recruitment activity across Scotland, as signalled by the latest Royal Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs survey. Both permanent staff placements and temp billings fell sharply in January, with the latter posting the first decline in three months. Subdue

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The Scottish economy is poised for a turnaround in 2024 after experiencing limited growth in 2023, as reported by the Fraser of Allander Institute at the University of Strathclyde. In the quarterly Deloitte-sponsored Economic Commentary, which includes an assessment of all the latest key data on the

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Scotland's onshore GDP faced a marginal contraction of 0.1% in November, a slight improvement from the revised figure of -0.6% in October 2023, according to the latest data announced by the chief statistician.

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UK inflation experienced an 0.1% increase in December, breaking a 10-month streak of decline. Consumer prices rose at an annual rate of 4%, surpassing both the previous month's figure of 3.9% and economists' expectations of 3.8%, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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There were 108 company insolvencies registered in Scotland in December 2023, 5% lower than the number in December 2022, according to the latest official statistics. This was comprised of 40 compulsory liquidations, 65 CVLs and three administrations. There were no CVAs or receivership appointments.

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