The Alliance Trust is losing its leading lady.
It may have been shortened to CBI in recent years, but the clue really is in the name.
Maybe it is hardly surprising if consumers don’t want to spend sunny days holed up in dimly-lit coffee shops, supping extra-hot lattes.
The start of the month often brings a flurry of business survey results, but over the last couple of days they’ve been threatening to turn into something of a snowdrift.
Scotland’s independence referendum continued to dominate the headlines this week as it will for many months yet.
The cross-Atlantic sparring arising from US giant Pfizer’s bid to wrest control of British pharma giant AstraZeneca has provided interesting viewing.
The continual cry of the business community in recent months has been for more information on what independence could mean for Scotland.
I spent an interesting hour or two at a business-focussed head-to-head independence referendum debate at the headquarters of Thorntons solicitors in Dundee earlier this week.
Will they never learn?
For anyone who thought the UK’s banking sector is finally out of the woods, the past few days have been something of a sobering experience.