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Strategies to attract foreign investment and open up international trade for Scottish companies have reported successful results. Business minister Ivan McKee told the Scottish Parliament that the export growth strategy, A Trading Nation, has delivered an additional £3 billion of planned inter

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Leaders from the world’s largest financial institutions are to meet in Scotland to discuss progress towards positive global change as the COP26 anniversary approaches. The World Bank, the Bank of England, and major finance and investment firms will be present at the key summit in Edinburgh, in

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New figures show Scotland’s public finances are recovering from the coronavirus pandemic faster than the UK as a whole. The Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS) 2021-22 statistics show Scotland’s deficit fell by 10.3%– compared to a drop of 8.4% for the UK.

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The UK’s deal with New Zealand is “damaging” to Scottish farmers and food producers, according to the Scottish Government. The UK’s Free Trade Agreement with New Zealand will allow for much higher quantities of produce to come into the UK tariff-free, leaving “a lack of

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Finance minister Kate Forbes has joined her counterparts in Wales and Northern Ireland to call for further action to help households and businesses ahead of another increase in energy prices. In a joint letter to the new Chancellor of the Exchequer Nadhim Zahawi, ministers say the focus should be on

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According to new figures published by HMRC, Scotland has outperformed the rest of the UK with total exports up 5.7% for the year ending March 2022. As a whole, when excluding oil and gas, the UK's total exports is down 2.8%.

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