Todays date: 18/04/2014

Todays News  - Scotland

Weir Group snubbed by Finnish engineering target

Glasgow-based engineering business, the Weir Group, will be considering its options over Easter after Metso, the Finnish mining, construction and energy business, rejected proposals to start discussions regarding a merger.

Job figures increase to hit 2.575 million in work

New figures show that the number of people in work in Scotland increased by 16,000 between December 2014 and February 2014 and the Scottish economy grew by 0.2% in the final quarter of 2013.

Towns group get the vital Sparks as chairman

Retail expert Professor Leigh Sparks takes over the chair of Scotland's Towns Partnership - the collective partnership and support body for Scotland's towns.

Sir Tom to sell his stake House of Fraser

Sir Tom Hunter has now cleared the way for the £480million sales of House of Fraser to Nanjing Xinjiekou Department Store Co, a subsidiary of Sanpower Group.

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