Greek finance chief in debt talks

1 February 2015 5.20pm.

Greece's finance minister is holding talks in Paris amid high tensions with international creditors, as his country's new leftist leadership seeks to renegotiate huge debts.

Spending plans 'will protect NHS'

1 February 2015 5.01am.

The Scottish Government's spending plans for the year ahead will protect public services such as the NHS and education, the Finance Secretary has said ahead of the Budget vote this week.

Profits plunge at Perth's I&H Brown Ltd

31 January 2015 7.42am.

Profits at Perth civil engineering, site remediation and development contractors I&H Brown Ltd plunged 80%, but the company is expecting margins to improve.

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  • BDO survey shows Scotland’s hotel sector leads rest of UK

    31 January 2015 7.32am.

    Occupancy and revenue in Scotland’s hotels continued to lead the rest of the UK during the autumn.

  • Havelock CEO Eric Prescott stepping down

    31 January 2015 7.30am.

    The chief executive of Fife-based shop, school and office fitting firm Havelock Europa is to step down.

  • Videogames industry body Tiga sets out five-year vision

    31 January 2015 7.07am.

    Industry body Tiga has set out a five-year vision to drive sustainability and growth in the UK videogames sector.

  • Clark Thomson expands with seven-figure deal for Willis Group’s Scottish commercial insurance business unit

    31 January 2015 7.05am.

    Scotland’s largest independent insurance broker has marked its 50th anniversary by completing a seven-figure deal to expand its presence in the north east.

  • Plea to limit stolen mobile fees

    31 January 2015 1.02am.

    A consumer group has called on mobile phone providers to do more to protect customers who face huge bills if their handset is lost or stolen.

  • First Milk reassurance over crisis

    30 January 2015 7.45pm.

    The UK's largest diary firm reassured farmers today that the financial crisis which led to it delaying a £10 million payment earlier this month is over.

  • US GDP growth slower than UK

    30 January 2015 6.01pm.

    The UK's claim to be the fastest growing major economy last year was today cemented by official figures confirming that US gross domestic product (GDP) rose by 2.4% in 2014.

  • Ex-Bank chief tells of 'scary time'

    30 January 2015 4.15pm.

    A former deputy governor of the Bank of England has described the global financial crisis that brought economies to the brink of collapse as a "very scary time".

  • PPI claim time limit considered

    30 January 2015 1.46pm.

    The City watchdog is considering whether to introduce a time limit on complaints for one of the country's biggest and longest running insurance scandals.

  • Poor session tarnishes strong month

    30 January 2015 11.31am.

    BT's pension woes meant the FTSE 100 Index endured a disappointing finish to its strongest monthly performance in almost a year today.

  • BT pensions deficit rises to £7bn

    30 January 2015 10.00am.

    BT has revealed its pension deficit has swollen to £7 billion, prompting boss Gavin Patterson to deny that it will handicap the group's sporting ambitions as it limbers up for the latest Premier League TV rights auction.

  • Qatar snaps up 10% stake in IAG

    30 January 2015 10.00am.

    Qatar Airways and the owner of British Airways have vowed to strengthen ties after the Gulf carrier snapped up a 10% stake in its European counterpart.

  • Banks pay out over 'rate swaps'

    30 January 2015 10.00am.

    Small firms mis-sold complex financial products known as interest rate swaps have been paid nearly £1.8 billion in compensation by banks, figures showed today.

  • Unfair supermarkets face huge fines

    30 January 2015 10.00am.

    Supermarkets face fines of up to 1% of their annual UK turnover if they do not treat their suppliers fairly under new measures laid in Parliament.

  • Shell cuts £10bn investment

    30 January 2015 10.00am.

    Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell pulled nearly £10 billion of planned investment today but vowed it would not over-react to the slide in oil prices.

  • Aer Lingus 'does not need takeover'

    30 January 2015 10.00am.

    A takeover of Aer Lingus by the owner of British Airways would put money in the pockets of top managers while threatening Ireland's economic future, a parliamentary watchdog has been warned.

  • Energy profit 'up to £114 per home'

    30 January 2015 10.00am.

    Energy companies stand to increase their profits to £114 per household over the next year, even after cutting tariffs in response to dramatic falls in wholesale prices.

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