Virgin Money reveals shares detail

2 October 2014 8.45am.

Virgin Money announced details of its long-awaited stock market flotation today which will see £50 million returned to the taxpayer following its agreement to buy Northern Rock in 2011.

  • Scotgold Resources gives update on Cononish

    2 October 2014 7.46am.

    Scotgold Resources said it could be producing precious metals from the hills near Tyndrum just 18 months after raising the capital necessary to develop its mining prospect.

  • Dundee North Sea oil sector hopes for Forth Ports

    2 October 2014 7.25am.

    Port of Dundee operator Forth Ports said it will focus its efforts on enhancing the city’s position in the North Sea oil sector, as profit at the group leapt thanks to revaluations and finance credits.

  • Sainsbury’s cuts sales forecast

    2 October 2014 7.22am.

    Shares in supermarket chain Sainsbury’s fell to a six-year low yesterday as new boss Mike Coupe was forced to slash sales forecasts.

  • US stocks start October with drop

    2 October 2014 12.45am.

    Financial markets have got off to a rough start in October as disappointing economic news and Ebola fears drove stocks lower.

  • Embattled bank defends tattoo ad

    1 October 2014 7.02pm.

    The Co-operative Bank's ethics chief was today forced to defend a new television advert depicting a man having "Ethics & Values" etched on his back after it emerged the tattoo was a fake.

  • PwC creates 800 finance jobs

    1 October 2014 3.00pm.

    More than 800 new jobs are being created in Northern Ireland's financial sector, it has been confirmed.

  • France faces hefty spending cuts

    1 October 2014 2.03pm.

    France's Socialist government has detailed a 21 billion euro (£16.3 billion) cost-cutting plan, the biggest in the country's modern history, saying it will focus on trimming welfare benefits.

  • 'Near stagnation' in new orders

    1 October 2014 1.00pm.

    Growth in new manufacturing orders ground to "near stagnation" levels in September as new figures today showed the sector suffered its worst performance for 17 months.

  • Economist urges investment

    1 October 2014 9.00am.

    The Bank of Scotland’s chief economist has called on business leaders to invest in their firms to help support a 
continuing upturn in the country’s 
economy.

  • Tesco £250m overstatement probed

    1 October 2014 8.45am.

    The City regulator has launched a probe into a £250 million overstatement of half-year profit by Tesco.

  • Oil & Gas UK urges joint approach

    1 October 2014 7.05am.

    A leading oil and gas industry body yesterday underlined the need for greater collaboration in the sector, with the publication of the latest edition of its Economic Report.

  • Good weather takes toll on Next

    1 October 2014 7.03am.

    Shares in high street fashion retailer Next slumped yesterday after it warned that its bottom line was under threat from unseasonably good weather.

  • Sainsbury's facing new sales blow

    1 October 2014 2.02am.

    New Sainsbury's boss Mike Coupe is expected to report the supermarket chain's third successive quarter of declining sales when he delivers his first trading update as chief executive today.

  • Minimum wage workers doubled

    1 October 2014 2.00am.

    Twice as many workers are being paid the national minimum wage than when the statutory rate was introduced in 1999, according to research to mark an increase in the hourly figure.

  • Employers highlight skills gap

    1 October 2014 2.00am.

    Only a third of employers believe academic qualifications prepare youngsters for the world of work, according to a new report.

  • Sales increase but profits fall at Forfar textile firm Don & Low

    30 September 2014 8.28pm.

    Historic Forfar textile firm Don & Low saw profits fall by more than a fifth last year, newly published accounts from the group have shown.

  • John Malcolm to take helm at Aquamarine Power

    30 September 2014 6.56pm.

    Loss-making Edinburgh wave energy firm Aquamarine Power is to freshen up its management as it steps up efforts to successfully commercialise its Oyster generator device.

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