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Independence brings opportunities, not complication, for business

Independence brings opportunities, not complication, for business | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The UK Ireland border: not a border post in sight. As a qualified Lawyer in Scotland as well as in England & Wales, I can understand how two complex systems of law can operate successfully and independently, yet retain influence over and working respect for each other. I also know which system
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Fact check: UK claims on trade after independence | Scottish National Party

Fact check: UK claims on trade after independence | Scottish National Party | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

The UK government scaremongers on trade between an independent Scotland and the rest of the UK, but the fact is that the majority of OECD countries’ biggest trading partners are their neighbours. Why would Scotland be any different?

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CBI steps up fight for UK single market

CBI steps up fight for UK single market | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
A POWERFUL defence of the economic and business benefits of Scotland staying in the union will be delivered this week by the head of Britain’s biggest employers’ lobby group.
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Peter A Bell's comment, September 2, 2012 4:40 AM
We have a European Single Market of which Scotland is, and will remain, a part. Perhaps John Cridland would care to explain how he imagines Scotland's independence will destroy this. And while he's about it, maybe he'll explain why RUK would want to damage trade within the British Isles by engaging in the kind of economic warfare he seems to be hinting at.
ampocarbuile's comment, September 2, 2012 5:30 AM
Last I heard, the CBI had less than 200 members in Scotland. What right do they have to be reported? What next? Auchenshuggle Kirk Ladies Guild's views on global warming? Longformacus playgroup's principled stand against gay marriage?
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Salmond in Olympics trade bid | Herald Scotland

Salmond in Olympics trade bid | Herald Scotland | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

ALEX Salmond will lead an "unprecedented" Scottish Government trade delegation to the Olympics in a bid to drum up millions of pounds in new business contracts as diplomats and company executives from around the world converge on the UK capital.

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Salmond to promote Scotland in US

Salmond to promote Scotland in US | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
First Minister Alex Salmond is to visit California in a bid to build on economic links and boost inward investment in Scotland.
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City ‘will keep trade flowing’ if UK splits - Business

City ‘will keep trade flowing’ if UK splits - Business | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
THE City of London will use its lobbying power and political clout to ensure trade and business ties do not suffer if Scots vote to break away from the UK, its Lord Mayor says.
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City of London Lord Mayor shoots down unionist scaremongering.

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Speakers bid to boost China trade

Speakers bid to boost China trade | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Leading Chinese and Scottish business figures are to deliver lectures in a bid to encourage more trade between the countries.
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Developing a taste for whisky and salmon

Developing a taste for whisky and salmon | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
AS ONE of the few places in the world which still has economic growth, China is increasingly important as a foreign market – as the Scottish Government is well aware.
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Salmond leads 2012 trade delegation

Salmond leads 2012 trade delegation | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

First Minister Alex Salmond will lead a trade delegation to London this week as the world's attention turns towards the capital for the start of the 2012 Olympics.

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John Swinney: Golden opportunity for Scots firms to sell their skills to Asian market - News - Scotsman.com

John Swinney: Golden opportunity for Scots firms to sell their skills to Asian market - News - Scotsman.com | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
SCOTLAND’S links to Japan are strong and well-established.
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