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Libyan Campaign: Belgian contribution ‘très important’

By Russell Bruce At the NATO news conference in Bruxelles today a representative from the Belgian News Agency asked the question I have been...

Scotland outperforms UK in jobs growth for six months running

By Russell Bruce Following on from the Labour Market Statistics last week, which covered the three months from June to August, the Bank...

A good week for Scotland

By Russell Bruce At the beginning of last week I reported on the increase in the number of businesses in Scotland against the...

David Cameron lost 20,000 UK businesses in his first year

By Russell Bruce And almost a quarter (4800) were manufacturing businesses.  There is a lot of gloom about from the Euro crisis to everybody...

Strong exports growth contributes to Scotland’s continuing economic recovery

By Russell Bruce Figures just published for the quarter June to August show both the production and services sectors in Scotland are achieving solid...

Business rates row: CPPR throws the dice and sees double

By Russell Bruce Headlines abounded on Friday that the SNP Government was to hit business with a £849 million additional bill for business rates...

Scottish employment still growing

By Russell Bruce Last week I reported on the Labour Market Monthly Statistics from The Office of National Statistics (ONS).  The September figures from...

MOD planning major training area in the Scottish Borders

By Russell Bruce PART 1Over the last few weeks, snippets of information have slipped out about MOD deliberations on establishing an MOD multi-role training...

Scottish employment figures up again as UK lags

By Russell Bruce Against a background of sluggish economic performance and rising unemployment in England, Scotland bucked the UK trend again this month...

Scotland’s economy: eight successive months of growth

By Russell Bruce Just released, the latest Purchasing Manager’s Report (PMI) from the Bank of Scotland shows continuing strength in Scotland’s economy despite less...