Economy

Scottish firms may shift bank accounts south of border: Deutsche Bank

Government should take steps to ensure a financially viable Scotland as there could be "capital flight" to the remaining UK if voters back independence, a leading investment bank has said.

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Scottish economy continues to grow in April albeit at slowest pace in 2014

The Scottish economy continued to grow in April but the pace of growth slipped to slowest level to date this year, according to the Bank of Scotland purchasing managers' index (PMI).

The latest Bank of Scotland PMI revealed that growth in both services and manufacturing sectors but the pace of growth in output in the month under review fell from the previous three months of this year.

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Japanese investors sell record amount of euro-denominated bonds in March

Investors in Japan sold 1.96 trillion yen ($19.2 billion) worth of euro-denominated long & medium-term bonds in the month of March this year, fresh data released by Ministry of Finance revealed.

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OECD urges govt. to take steps to prevent property bubble

Concerned over soaring house prices across the UK, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD) has urged the government to scale back its controversial "Help to Buy" scheme that allows people to buy a property with just a 5 per cent deposit.

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Self-employment rises at double pace that of staff: report

Self-employment in Wales grew at twice the pace of growth in the number of people hired by an employer over the past five years, the Resolution Foundation said in its latest showed.

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