Business & Finance

Three Variables to Consider Before Investing in Gold

While there continue to be many gold bugs out there, I’m not one of them—but I do see gold as a trading opportunity.

The UK’s first 100% green data centre is coming to Scotland

AOC Group has submitted a planning application for a 75,000 square foot data centre facility at Queensway Business Park in Glenrothes Fife. AOC Group director Alan O’Connor says the plans have been met with an extremely positive response from planners and Council officials in Fife.

Does Office Refurbishment Really Increase Employee Productivity?

You’d be surprised at how rejigging your office can send employee productivity through the roof. A working environment really has an impact on your employees.

Poundland founder turns to Crowdcube to fund online estate agency

Steve Smith joins growing band of elite entrepreneurs using crowdfunding

No respite for SMEs despite economic recovery

• More than 200,000 SMEs in significant financial distress despite improving economic climate

• Access to funding remains a major hurdle as economic recovery brings over-trading risks

Clyde & Co advises on USD 800 million acquisition of House of Fraser, China’s largest foreign retail investment to date

Clyde & Co has advised Sanpower Group Co. Limited (Sanpower Group) in relation to its acquisition of an 89% stake in British retailer House of Fraser.

Corporates consolidate smaller dentistry pie

Latest estimates published by healthcare experts LaingBuisson in the fourth edition of Dentistry UK Market Report, value UK primary care dentistry at £5.8bn in 2013/2014, with £3.62bn (63%) of this spent by government and patients on NHS dentistry

China Economic Growth Slows

Although the Chinese economy grew by 7.4 percent in the first quarter of 2014, which was higher than expected, it was lower than the 7.7 percent seen in the final quarter of 2013.

UK Inflation Falls Again

The UK has seen the sixth consecutive monthly inflation fall according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Unlucky 13 for UK businesses

Workdays lost to buying a property

The booming property market is sending house prices rapidly upwards but the sheer amount of time it takes to sell and buy a property has been found to cost British businesses thousands of pounds every day.

UK Annuities Market Could Decline by Up to 75% as Consumers Look at Alternatives

• 63% of consumers intend to pay for advice from an IFA on how to access their pension pot, yet half have pension pots of only £40k or less;

• Guaranteed income and tax efficiency are the top priorities in pension investment decisions;

• Simplicity of the product and dependants security rank lowest in importance;

Land Rover Announces Global partnership with Virgin Galactic

• Global reveal of Land Rover’s new Discovery Vision Concept car alongside life-size replica of world’s first commercial spaceship

• Land Rover is Virgin Galactic’s first global partner, bringing together two world leaders in adventure, innovation and exploration