You would have been forgiven for thinking the UK’s financial woes were over.
A year out from what may be the most significant day in Scotland’s history, and the majority of businesses north of the border have yet to state their views on the prospect of independence.
The Scottish legal sector has been in a state of flux for many months now.
It may be a good way off yet but the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence will be upon us all before we know it.
After so long in the doldrums there appears to be a genuine belief that recovery is on its way.
The winners and losers of the annual battle for Britain’s high street are starting to emerge.
We are now five years down the line from the banking crisis. The world has changed immeasurably in that time but the damage done by the recklessness in the boardrooms at RBS, HBOS and others continues to haunt our economy.
Dundee Airport has long been the butt of jibes and jokes.
The controversial practice of fracking for shale gas deposits continues to stir up strong emotions.
If the last week has taught us anything it is that sentiment no longer counts for anything on the high street.