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Bank hit by US regulator fine

20 August 2014 2.00pm.

Standard Chartered investors have shrugged off the impact of a 300 million US dollar (£180 million) fine by New York's financial watchdog after it found the bank failed to improve its money laundering controls.

Balfour stock hit as merger spurned

20 August 2014 2.00pm.

Investors gave the thumbs down to Balfour Beatty's rejection of a sweetened merger offer from Carillion today as shares fell 7%.

Strong July for mortgage lenders

20 August 2014 2.00pm.

Mortgage lenders have reported that July was their strongest month since August 2008, in signs that activity remains "robust" despite new stricter rules being imposed over the way home loans are handed out.

  • Meat inspectors to strike over pay

    20 August 2014 10.46am.

    Meat inspectors at the Food Standards Agency (FSA) are to stage two four-hour strikes next week in a row over pay.

  • Balfour rejects last-ditch offer

    20 August 2014 9.45am.

    Balfour Beatty today spurned a last-ditch attempt by Carillion to keep alive the prospect of a £3 billion merger, a day before the deadline for any deal expires.

  • Gillespie Macandrew profits from Perth office

    20 August 2014 7.56am.

    Legal firm Gillespie Macandrew yesterday hailed the contribution of its new Perth office as it booked an increase in profits.

  • Decline in retail sales

    20 August 2014 7.48am.

    Strong demand for Commonwealth Games merchandise provided a crumb of comfort for Scots retailers last month.

  • Cairn Energy losses narrow substantially

    20 August 2014 7.22am.

    Losses at Edinburgh-based Cairn Energy narrowed substantially to $62 million in the first half of the year.

  • PSN division fuels Wood Group boost

    20 August 2014 7.21am.

    Shares in Scottish energy giant Wood Group climbed yesterday as it revealed a boost to its production services arm from the US shale gas market.

  • Stagecoach and FirstGroup train sights on TransPennine rail franchise

    20 August 2014 7.04am.

    Major Scottish transport firms Stagecoach and FirstGroup are set to fight it out for the right to operate the TransPennine Express rail franchise.

  • Transactions in investments business climb at Graham & Sibbald

    20 August 2014 7.01am.

    Chartered surveyor and property group Graham & Sibbald saw transactions in its investments business climb by more than a quarter in the first six months of the year.

  • Stocks move towards all-time high

    19 August 2014 11.45pm.

    A summer slump for the US stock market appears to be over for now.

  • Shipyard investors needed: Swinney

    19 August 2014 5.00pm.

    It is vital that new investors for the ailing Ferguson shipyard are found in the next few days, the Finance Secretary has warned.

  • 'World-class rail' pledge for North

    19 August 2014 4.00pm.

    Train passengers in the North of England have been promised "a world-class rail network" as the Government announced the shortlist of companies that will run future services in the region.

  • Double-bills 'not fair accounting'

    19 August 2014 2.01pm.

    Bank of Scotland has been unfairly double-billing customers who fell behind on their mortgages, a High Court judge has ruled.

  • Lower gold price dents H&T profit

    19 August 2014 1.00pm.

    A fall in the price of gold and "intense" competition left Britain's biggest pawnbroker nursing a sharp slide in half-year profits today.

  • FTSE gains on solid US housing data

    19 August 2014 1.00pm.

    Markets made their second day of gains this week boosted by positive US housing data.

  • Lidl throws down gauntlet to rivals

    19 August 2014 12.00pm.

    The supermarket price war is set to intensify after a study found discount store Lidl was almost a third cheaper than the major chains.

  • US firm snaps up Fairmont St Andrews hotel

    19 August 2014 11.43am.

    Luxury hotel Fairmont St Andrews has been sold to a Beverley Hills-based property investment group for more than £32 million.

  • Property prices increase by 10.2%

    19 August 2014 11.02am.

    House prices have surged by 10.2% over the last year to reach a new all-time high of £265,000 typically, official figures show.

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