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assoc british foods takes a 65m 6 month profits hit from loss of an own brand manufacturing contract pre tax p
Assoc British Foods takes a £65m 6-month profits hit from loss of an own-brand manufacturing contract: pre-tax profit -15% to £515m.
Primark investment of around £200m.
Sugar profits down.
New ‘state-of-the-art’ Ryvita factory (Ryvita : art?)
‘New noodle line’ in Manchester
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aviva head of uk insurance andy briggs former head exits the firm immediately following internal promotion to
Aviva head of UK insurance Andy Briggs - former head @BritishInsurers - exits the firm immediately, following internal promotion to ceo of Maurice Tulloch.
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the treasury today starts the search for a new governor starting 31 jan 2020 when mark carney steps down salar
The Treasury today starts the search for a new @bankofengland governor, starting 31 Jan 2020 when Mark Carney steps down. Salary of £480,000: eight-year term.
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that promised cut in scotland s newly devolved air departure tax is another can being kicked down the runway a
That promised cut in Scotland's newly devolved Air Departure Tax is another can being kicked down the runway.
Airports and airlines will be unhappy, but it's helpful for avoiding a clash with #ScottishGreens over support for 2020-21 Holyrood budget:

https://t.co/VfyKgvzrEy
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twitter s making how much in profits from you outrage but chill because the boss is planning y know like for s
Twitter's making HOW MUCH in profits from YOU! *outrage*

But chill, because the boss is planning, y'know, like, for stuff on here to become more sorta conversational n that, yeah?

https://t.co/ZpwlkeoIuQ
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agm update buoyed by regional adverts 20 25 driven by stv growth fund which backs firms in trying tv advertis
.@WeAreSTV AGM update buoyed by regional adverts +20-25% driven by STV Growth Fund which backs firms in trying TV advertising: has partnered with >130 Scottish advertisers, more than half new to TV.
Also pleased with first big BBC drama commission, The Victim. However...
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claims cut in hours is prelude to closure gives data for footfall eg glasgow anniesland branch visits 19 use
@FSB_Scotland . claims cut in hours is prelude to closure @TSB.
gives data for footfall eg Glasgow Anniesland branch visits -19%, use of online, app, phone and other branches +90%
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slashing opening hours at 71 scottish branches and more in england cutting to 2 or 3 days a week as the norm
.@TSB slashing opening hours at 71 Scottish branches and more in England, cutting to 2 or 3 days a week as the norm.
Shutting 7 GB branches including Keith, Aberdeen Holborn St, Edinburgh Haymarket + Fountainbridge
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seven scots companies get for exports or innovation offshore drilling boutique hotels on skye recycling of con
Seven Scots companies get #QueensAwards for exports or innovation; offshore drilling, boutique hotels on Skye, recycling of construction waste and Ace Aquatec, Dundee, for developing a humane technique for slaughtering fish and shellfish, by stunning them while submerged
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a polite pr lady has been in touch saying she hopes i ve had a great easter weekend and to inform me that this
A polite PR lady has been in touch, saying she hopes I've had a great Easter weekend, and to inform me that this Thursday is National Bunion Day - a day dedicated to the removal of "the stigma of bunions".
#bunions
#BunionsAndProud
#NoToBunionism
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breaking johnston press edinburgh based publisher of i gt200 local titles has spent 18 months trying to refina
Breaking: Johnston Press, Edinburgh-based publisher of ‘i’, + >200 local titles, has spent 18 months trying to refinance its £220m debt. No success, so concluded it has to put itself up for sale. All of it. Recent market valuation: £3m
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gers a 15bn gap between govt spending revenue in scotland not a scottish government gap complaint upheld
GERS: a £15bn gap between govt spending + revenue in Scotland: NOT a Scottish government gap.
Complaint upheld:
https://t.co/j1o8CFfumE
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the sound you hear in the govan area is of chickens coming home to roost
The sound you hear in the Govan area is of chickens coming home to roost:

https://t.co/C6zXa9KMQQ
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anyone care to explain how this works convert debt to equity raise money by issuing new shares at the same tim
Anyone care to explain how this works: convert debt to equity, raise money by issuing new shares, at the same time that you’re required, under protest, to offer to buy out shareholders, using money you can’t get out of South Africa?

https://t.co/EQM1mJIcC0
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thanx ft
Thanx, @FT
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scotland remained the only part of gb to have an international trade surplus in goods during 2017 hmrcgovuk
Scotland remained the only part of GB to have an international trade surplus in goods during 2017
@HMRCgovuk
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miliband gift to snp i d rather tories in power than any snp deal with labour works in england unlikely to do
Miliband gift to SNP: I'd rather Tories in power than any SNP deal with Labour (works in England, unlikely to do so in Scotland)
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west of shetland hurricane energy raises lancaster reservoir estimate 3 fold to 591m barrels not including lat
West of Shetland: Hurricane Energy raises Lancaster reservoir estimate 3-fold to 591m barrels, not including latest Halifax find
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leonard on good morning scotland there should be a general election gms if there is one will labour be for or
.@LabourRichard Leonard on Good Morning Scotland:
There should be a general election.
GMS: if there is one, will Labour be for or against Brexit?
RL: Well, er... there are a range of opinions. Manifesto yet to be decided.
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