Scotland

Talks Planned on Public Sector Train

Scotland transportation on trains.

The Scotland Transportation is now planning to have a public sector train for the place and could happen in 2020.

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Special Visa Schemes Among Scotland Regions Rejected

Special Visa Schemes Among Scotland Regions Rejected

The UK government has terminated the required special visa rules for decentralized regions and nations.

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Scotland Heads Towards The Vote

Investments in Scottish commercial property up 33%

Scotland commercial property recorded 33 percent growth rate in investments during the first quarter of 2016. Office buildings are adding value to Scottish property market. Over 40 percent of investments came from overseas investors.

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BRITAIN-SCOTLAND-ENERGY-OIL-ABERDEEN

George Osborne's £1bln budget boost for North Sea

Chancellor George Osborne has announced a £1-billion rescue package for trouble-hit North Sea oil industry. The government is also extending £730 million support for renewable electricity.

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The SNP Hold Their Spring Conference

Nicola Sturgeon Acknowledges Scotland's Economy Challenges, Said The Country Remains Fundamentally Strong After £15 Billion Deficit

Scottish First Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon said in an interview that the country’s economy remains strong even amid challenges that she acknowledges. She expects that the huge deficit would be manageable after separation.

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BrewDog

Craft beer maker BrewDog turns to Crowdcube for GBP25M fund raising

As part of its business expansion drive, craft beer maker BrewDog is raising funds through Crowdcube, which is UK's biggest crowdfunding platform. The Scottish BrewDog will raise GBP 25million though two crowdfunding routes by next April.

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Dalmally show

H&H Group acquired John Swan & Sons for £8.2M; shares soar by 15%

John Swan & Sons' shares went up by 15 percent prior to H&H Group's £8.2m acquisition, about 1,350p per share of the livestock business.

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News on Scotland's referendum (background)

Relief over Scotland gives way to 'Great Stagnation' worries

Scotland's rejection of independence and a lack of any fireworks at a Fed meeting last week have calmed investors enough to shift the focus back to what some call the "Great Stagnation", and how to avoid it.

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US Dollar, Swiss Franc, British Poung and Euro Bank Notes

Asian shares up, Scottish vote seen lifting Europe

The British pound rose sharply after the Scottish independence vote indicated Scotland would remain in the United Kingdom, while Wall Street's overnight gains and Alibaba Group's red-hot initial public offering underpinned Asian shares.

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Tokyo Stock Exchange

Dollar soars to six-year peak on yen after Fed, Tokyo stocks cheer

Japanese shares jumped on Thursday after the dollar vaulted to a six-year peak on the yen as the Federal Reserve's outlook for rising rates underlined the diverging path between the United states and the rest of the rich world.

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Asian stocks

China growth worries rattle Asian stocks, Aussie dollar

Asian stocks stumbled to a five-week low on Monday after a batch of disappointing data out of China raised the specter of a sharp slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy.

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Money

Dollar sweeps to 14-month high, kicks oil below $100

A robust dollar swept to a 14-month high on Tuesday as investors tweaked bets on an early hike in U.S. interest rates, burdening oil, gold and stocks in the energy majors. As the dollar broke to a six-year peak on the yen and a 14-month top against the euro, gold sagged to a three-month trough and Brent oil settled below the $100 a barrel mark.

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Shown here are the stock prices in Japan

Asian shares hold near 7-year high on Ukraine, ECB hopes

Asian shares steadied near seven-year highs on Thursday, underpinned by hopes of a ceasefire in Ukraine, although a cautious mood prevailed for now ahead of a European Central Bank meeting later in the session.

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Renewable energy

Small Scottish island wants to be world's first 100% renewable energy place

Eigg, a small island which is part of Scotland's Hebrides archipelago, wants to be the world's first 100% renewable energy place by replacing current diesel generators with a network of wind turbines, hydroelectric plants, and solar panels as sources of electricity.

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Minoan Group PLC

Scottish travel agency Minoan buys back stake from investor

Glasgow, Scotland-based travel agency and property developer Minoan Group PLC bought back a 20% holding in its travel and leisure business for £930,000, which it previously sold to an outside investor for £770,000.

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