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Finance jargon 'puts off customers'

23 August 2014 2.45am.

Banks and building societies are driving customers away by bombarding them with financial jargon, research carried out for Treasury-backed body ...

Vodafone and Astra rise on rumours

22 August 2014 11.00am.

Vodafone and AstraZeneca were lifted by takeover chatter on a quiet day for the FTSE 100 Index today featuring little in the way of major economic ...

'Capital flight risk' after a Yes

22 August 2014 9.45am.

Uncertainty over currency in an independent Scotland could lead to "capital flight" from the country, according to the chairman of HSBC.

Ukraine tensions affect US stocks

22 August 2014 10.45pm.

More tensions in Ukraine have left the stock market slightly lower in quiet trading.

Maven Capital in £3.9m boost for Crawford Scientific

Private equity group Maven Capital Partners has completed a £3.9 million investment in Scottish scientific products and technical support services ...

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Petrofac chairman Norman Murray steps down

The chairman of major oil and gas services group Petrofac has stepped down for undisclosed “compassionate reasons.”

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More jobs to go as Co-op Bank slips to £75.8m loss

Troubled Co-operative Bank has said it will shed more jobs and close more branches after slipping to a £75.8 million loss during the first six months ...

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BT phone bills poised to climb

BT is alerting millions of customers that it is increasing prices by up to 6.5% in a blow to households struggling with soaring utility bills.