Confidence is key to a thriving economy and Scotland has much to shout about.
Chancellor Philip Hammond will deliver his Budget on Monday and as he steps up to the despatch box you may hear a collective intake of breath.
Signed but not yet sealed and a very long way from being delivered.
When I heard the prime minister was heading for Edinburgh during the Fringe, I naturally thought she’d be playing it for laughs by giving Brexit: Omnishambles its debut on the comedy circuit.
If the Tay Cities Deal is to be signed then it will be administered in a post-Brexit environment.
On Friday night I found myself having to do a heroic, Indiana Jones-style lunge to avoid being trapped in a shop in Dundee’s Overgate.
In appraising a Scottish budget, the Scottish Chambers of Commerce applies one criterion above all others: 'Does it make Scotland a more attractive place to do business?'
I have followed Michelin Dundee’s fortunes for many years.
There was a stark reminder this week of why people like me keep blathering on about the importance of securing the Tay Cities Deal.
When are we going to see the meat of the Tay Cities Deal - let alone its fruits?