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Hawick, Irvine, Clackmannanshire and Fife share £10m business boost
…new businesses such as lower business rates and better broadband," he said. "An enterprise zone is the best way to ensure that this funding maximises the benefit for the wider community and existing …


Business Live: Oil price slumps
…Twitter could receive bid from Google or Salesforce, CNBC reports. French 'rogue trader' fined €1m, down from initial €4.9bn. Mike Ashley takes over as Sports Direct chief executive. Departing boss…


Business Live: FTSE 100 sinks 1.32% as pound falls to five week low
…Pound approaches post-Brexit low against euro. FTSE 100 slumps 1.32%. Shadow chancellor McDonnell pledges £10-an-hour national wage. US golfer Arnold Palmer's sports marketing legacy. Monarch Airlines…


Business Live: Yellen defends Fed decision
…Yellen explains reasons for Fed non-move on interest rates. McLaren says no discussion with Apple, following Financial Times report of an approach. FTSE 100 pulled higher by banks and insurers. Bank…


Small business confidence in Scotland 'at five-year low'
…referendum. However, a majority of Scottish businesses have been pessimistic about business prospects for the last nine months - with pressure on Scotland's service sector and the decline of the oil…


Business Live: Pound drops below $1.30
…Pound drops 0.5% against the dollar, dropping below $1.30. FTSE 100 rises 0.25%, maintaining Monday's gains. Wells Fargo boss apologises for mis-selling scandal. Sale of Bernard Matthews to…


China business confidence rises again
…Confidence among Chinese entrepreneurs has picked up for the second quarter running, according to the country's central bank. People's Bank of China surveys showed the business confidence index rising…


Barclays to axe 248 jobs at Westwood Business Park, Coventry
…Westwood Business Park office. It said it was trying to find alternative jobs for those affected. It comes just three years after Barclays announced plans to close its contact centre at Walsgrave in…


Loss of EU passporting 'significant risk' to UK business, says Tyrie
…firms to trade across the bloc without the need for separate licences. Mr Tyrie said it showed the "significant" risk Britain leaving the single market would pose to business. But Eurosceptics have…