For pressure to weigh on the pound in times of political upheaval is nothing new.
New jobs are being brought to Fife thanks to Scottish Government funding for a technology company in the region.
Ousted boss Stephen Hester has warned it could take up to a decade for the taxpayer to be repaid its £45 billion stake in bailed-out Royal Bank of Scotland.
George Osborne last night insisted the Government was sticking to its economic course, telling business leaders “now is not the time to lose our nerve”.
The Scottish Government has welcomed progress in its oil and gas strategy a year after it was launched.
Radical plans to split Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) into a “good” bank and a “bad” bank must be looked at immediately as part of an urgent rethink of Government plans for privatisation, according to an influential Parliamentary commission.
Scotland’s job market is improving, with more vacancies and increasing pay, according to a bank report.
The Autumn Statement has given Scotland the “potential for growth”.
The loss of hundreds of thousands of public-sector jobs has led to a “seismic shift” in the labour market, according to an expert.