One of Fife’s oldest engineering firms has confirmed staff could be made redundant as it transfers a major part of its business to Germany.
Nicola Sturgeon said the review of the £2.8 billion business rates system should aim to make Scotland the best place in the UK to do business.
A future Labour government would have both trade unions and businesses at the "top table" at Westminster, the shadow chancellor has said.
A Scottish Government initiative that has saved small firms more than £1 billion in rates charges will be continued for the next five years if the SNP is returned to power at Holyrood, the First Minister pledged.
The confidence of UK small businesses is at a three-year low and two-thirds of Scottish firms are concerned about domestic economy, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
The Scotch whisky industry has highlighted commitment to skills and training as crucial factors in its continued success.
Amazon is offering permanent jobs to more than 200 people who worked in seasonal roles at its Dunfermline fulfilment centre at Christmas.
The administrators of collapsed Dundee building company Muirfield Contracts have been given another year to continue their work.
The head of the UK Games Fund has said the sector could learn lessons from the music industry over new talent development.
Dundee is at the centre of the Scottish tourism industry’s “transformative makeover,” a conference in the city heard.