Dundee and Perth are in for long-term jobs pain as the brakes slam hard on the Scottish economy.
INEOS has welcomed its first shipment of ethane from US shale gas at its Grangemouth terminal.
A multi billion pound investment in four major wind farms off Scotland's east coast could be dead in the water following a devastating court judgement.
Work on a £2 billion wind farm off the Fife coast will begin next year after the courts threw out a last ditch attempt to scupper the project.
Loganair intends operating a direct Dundee to London flight for the next four years after confirming it is to take to the skies again as an independent airline.
Online retail giant Amazon has offered permanent jobs to more than 300 seasonal staff at its Fife fulfilment centre.
Five branches of the Bank of Scotland in Tayside and Fife are being axed as the banking group continues to pare down its network north of the border.
Dundee University is an economic powerhouse that supports more than 8,000 jobs and generates £740 million for Scotland on an annual basis.