August 2015

World trade up in June, down for quarter

World trade volume expanded 2% in June following a 1.3% decline in May, according to the latest report from the Netherlands-based CPB World Trade Monitor….

Lothian Buses hit £135m revenue; trams strong

The main bus company for Scotland’s capital city continues to make good profits for major shareholder Edinburgh Council, while the new Edinburgh Trams service has made a stronger start…

Global M&A volume reaches $3 trillion for 2015

Global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) volume for 2015 reached $3 trillion on August 11, according to research firm Dealogic. At 223 days into 2015, that’s the second fastest…

Scientists dismayed at move to ban GM crops

The Scottish Government said on Sunday it wants to ban the growing of genetically modified (GM) crops in Scotland. Some scientists and farmers’ leaders said they were…

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