Category: BUSINESS!

China offers ‘brave new world’ for barley exporters

UK barley growers were told yesterday that they were “on the verge of a brave new world” as the Chinese market was now open for imports the grain. According...

Petrofac returns to profit after surge in revenues

Oilfield contractor Petrofac today said it was on track to meet its full-year profit goals after moving back into the black during the first half. The group, which was...

Apple face huge bill after EU probe into Irish tax deal

Tech giant Apple has vowed to overturn a record €13 billion (£11.1bn) bill after European chiefs found it had a “sweetheart tax” deal in Ireland....

Fresh investors sought for Edinburgh rental market

Edinburgh needs far more investors to enter the rental market to meet growth targets in tenant numbers and rising affluence, a top industry insider has suggested. Demand...

Windows supplier TFD goes bust with 63 jobs lost

More than 60 jobs have been lost after an East Kilbride-based windows supplier went out of business. Donald McNaught, a restructuring partner at Johnston Carmichael, has...

Manufacturers hit two-year exports high post-Brexit

UK manufacturers’ export orders hit a two-year high in August amid the slump in the value of sterling following the EU membership referendum outcome. The latest...

Record quarterly rise for employment in Scotland

Unemployment in Scotland fell by 26,000 between April and June, with the number of people out of work now at its lowest since 2009. The jobless total north of the border...

Burness Paull sees more settled year after profit fall

Burness Paull, the Scottish legal heavyweight employing some 500 staff across its three offices, has seen Brexit uncertainties take a bite out of its annual profits....

Deliveroo told to offer minimum wage in ‘pilot scheme’ pay row

Deliveroo has offered concessions in its pay dispute with workers after the UK government got involved and Labour accused the food delivery company of overseeing a...

Construction sector figures show fresh decline

Construction industry leaders remained upbeat today despite new figures showing the sector continued to decline in June, raising fresh fears over the resilience of the...