Will no-niff loo seat do business?

23 November 2014 10.47am.

Blow out the scented candle and ditch the aerosol spray can - a US firm has introduced a deodorising toilet seat that it says will eliminate embarrassing odours and the need to cover them up.

  • Tokheim upbeat despite UK losses

    22 November 2014 7.55am.

    Petrol pump and electronic controls manufacturer Tokheim IS upbeat about its prospects, despite a widening of losses in its UK arm.

  • Collagen Solutions in £6m move for Southern Lights Ventures

    22 November 2014 7.41am.

    A Scottish medical-grade collagen supplier has revealed a £6 million move to acquire a New Zealand-based rival.

  • Aberdeen Asset Management and APG in ‘landmark transaction’ with DIF

    22 November 2014 7.38am.

    The Scottish fund manager Aberdeen Asset Management and Dutch financial services provider APG have acquired a major portfolio of new public private partnership assets.

  • Interface Excellence Awards for Loadfast and Dr Nigel Kerby

    22 November 2014 7.00am.

    A Dundee-based business leader and a Perthshire firm have been recognised for their work in promoting links between industry and academia.

  • Gum companies urged to aid clean-up

    22 November 2014 2.00am.

    Chewing gum manufacturers must help pay the multimillion-pound bill for cleaning up discarded pieces, councils have said.

  • Chinese rates move boosts US stocks

    21 November 2014 11.00pm.

    US stocks have pushed further into record territory as investors welcomed a move by China to stimulate its economy by lowering interest rates.

  • RBS admits stress test data error

    21 November 2014 7.00pm.

    State-backed Royal Bank of Scotland suffered fresh embarrassment today after admitting it had got its sums wrong over a stress test by European regulators to see if lenders could withstand another major financial crisis.

  • Aviva and Friends Life set to merge

    21 November 2014 7.00pm.

    Aviva and Friends Life are in advanced talks about a merger deal, the two insurance companies confirmed tonight.

  • Shares surge as FTSE 100 recovers

    21 November 2014 6.15pm.

    Hopes that a fresh barrage of central bank stimulus will boost global economic prospects helped shares surge today as the FTSE 100 Index bounced back from recent lows.

  • 24 Ulster Bank branches to close

    21 November 2014 6.15pm.

    Twenty-four Ulster Bank branches across Ireland are to close early next year as consumer champions warned large areas risked becoming "financially forgotten".

  • Wave energy pioneer Pelamis collapses into administration

    21 November 2014 5.06pm.

    Scotland’s ambition to be a global leader in the marine energy sector has been dealt a major blow after leading wave power firm Pelamis collapsed.

  • Flying Scotsman aids Hornby revival

    21 November 2014 12.00pm.

    Model railway firm Hornby signalled an upturn in fortunes today after new products such as its Flying Scotsman train set boosted sales.

  • China rate cut boosts FTSE 100

    21 November 2014 11.00am.

    A surprise cut in Chinese interest rates provided a major boost to mining stocks and ensured the FTSE 100 Index finished the week on the front foot.

  • Rolls wins £3.2bn engine order

    21 November 2014 10.00am.

    Engines giant Rolls-Royce received a £3.2 billion boost today after it was chosen by Delta Air Lines to power 50 new Airbus aircraft.

  • UK should leave EU reiterates Dyson

    21 November 2014 10.00am.

    Inventor Sir James Dyson has reiterated he wants Britain to leave the European Union, as he pledged to spend £1 billion on research and development.

  • Johnson Matthey impresses

    21 November 2014 7.50am.

    Shares in Johnson Matthey climbed 6%, or 189p, to 3,341p after the specialty chemicals group delivered a 10% hike in half-year profits.

  • Major boardroom reshuffle on the cards at Wood Group

    21 November 2014 7.48am.

    Wood Group is set for a major boardroom reshuffle after the Scottish energy services giant’s long-serving chief financial officer announced plans to step down.

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