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Investment in Scotland remains strong

Investment in Scotland remains strong | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Despite concerns that the looming independence referendum has raised about Scotland's future, investment in the country remains strong.



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SNP welcome £1bn investment in jobs | Scottish National Party

SNP welcome £1bn investment in jobs | Scottish National Party | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

The SNP has welcomed the announcement that the Scottish Government’s Infrastructure Investment plan will see an additional £1bn of investment – delivering on new housing, schools and hospitals and creating jobs.

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Scotland leading investment in economic growth | Scottish National Party

Scotland leading investment in economic growth | Scottish National Party | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

Recently published statistics show that Scotland tops the UK when it comes to investing in economic growth, underlining the priority the Scottish Government has put on securing economic growth and jobs.

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Scottish investment rise higher than UK

Scottish investment rise higher than UK | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Inward investment in Scotland has increased at a higher rate than the UK as whole, a report has revealed.
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There's something quite repulsive about the way the Tory UK government tries to take credit for Scotland's successes at the same time as they and their British Labour allies talk Scotland down at every contrived opportunity.

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Investors back online password firm

Investors back online password firm | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Glasgow-based online password manager my1login is to target the business security market after raising £1m from investors.
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Scottish business angels create £3 million investment network

Two of Scotland's leading business angels have created a new investment network aimed at enabling existing Scottish companies to move to a higher level.

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Yes vote would lead to boom in investment, says SNP research

AN independent Scotland would be on course for an instant boom in foreign inward investment like that enjoyed by Eastern Bloc countries following their split from the former Soviet Union, SNP researchers have claimed.

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Law firm survey suggests Scotland best place to invest in renewables

Law firm survey suggests Scotland best place to invest in renewables | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

Scotland is the most attractive part of the UK for renewables investment, according to a survey carried out by a leading international law firm.

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Sullom Voe set for '£300m boost'

Sullom Voe set for '£300m boost' | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
BP and its partners are set to invest more than £300m at the Sullom Voe terminal in Shetland.
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Doubtless this investment will be cancelled as soon as BP and its partners find out about the independence referendum.

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Investment up by 18% in early stage companies

INVESTMENT in Scotland's early stage companies has risen by 18% in the first nine months of the year.

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Thousands of jobs to be created in Scottish broadband sector boost

Thousands of jobs to be created in Scottish broadband sector boost | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
THOUSANDS of jobs will be created in Scotland’s broadband sector, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has promised today.
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Aberdeenshire SNP: Peterhead Councillors Welcome New Investment

Aberdeenshire SNP: Peterhead Councillors Welcome New Investment | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

Peterhead South & Cruden SNP councillors Stephen Smith and Stuart Pratt have welcomed the announcement by local company Score of a £5million investment in the area, creating 170 jobs.

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Scottish government plans 'significant' infrastructure investments

Scottish government plans 'significant' infrastructure investments | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Holyrood has revealed significant infrastructure investments in its draft budget plans.
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100 jobs created by US Kaiam Corporation

A US based optical components company, Kaiam Corporation, will generate 103 new jobs in Livingston, First Minister Alex Salmond has announced today (April 6, 2014) during Scotland Week.

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6,000 jobs to be created in Falkirk over 25 years

6,000 jobs to be created in Falkirk over 25 years | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Hundreds of millions of pounds will be invested in key industries as part of a flagship scheme that will see thousands of jobs created in Scotland, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced on Monday.
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Game analysis firm secures investment for new platform

Game analysis firm secures investment for new platform | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

AN online data analysis business has secured $1.3 million (£862,000) of investment which will help it to double staff numbers.

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Economists say indyref could drive investors away, but publicity may help

Economists say indyref could drive investors away, but publicity may help | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

AN influential economic forecaster has cut its growth predictions for the Scottish economy in 2014 with the outcome of the independence referendum cited as a risk factor it has considered.

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Inward investment projects at 15-year-high | Scottish National Party

Inward investment projects at 15-year-high | Scottish National Party | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

The Convener of the Scottish Parliament Finance Committee Kenneth Gibson MSP welcomed the 2013 Ernst & Young Attractiveness Survey on foreign direct investment (FDI), which finds that in relation to the possibility of independence there is “no sign of investors being deterred from coming to Scotland; if anything, the reverse appears to be true.”

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Infrastructure plan details due

Infrastructure plan details due | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Further details of multi-billion pound plans to invest in Scotland's infrastructure are to be outlined by the Scottish government.
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Pinsent Masons energy investment report welcomed | Scottish National Party

Pinsent Masons energy investment report welcomed | Scottish National Party | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

The SNP is welcoming an international law firm’s renewable energy market report which has been published today showing 84% of respondents said that Scotland is the most attractive part of the UK for investment.

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Scottish Green Investment Advisory Group Created | Scotland's Renewable Energy Blog

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Half of Scottish savers prefer green or ethical investments

Over half of Scottish savers and investors say they want at least some of their money invested according to green and ethical criteria, according to a new poll.

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Quintiles set to boost Scotland's "promising" clinical trials market

Quintiles set to boost Scotland's "promising" clinical trials market | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Quintiles has forged a deal with the Scottish Government which it says will boost clinical trial activity in the country.
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Construction giant backs SNP procurement approach

The SNP Government’s strategy of infrastructure investment has been hailed by the Managing Director of leading construction firm Morrison Construction, who praised its more “sophisticated” approach to public sector procurement.
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