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SCC: FOCUS MUST BE ON THE FUTURE

[ 22-04-2009 ]

Commenting on the release of Scottish Government figures which reveal that the Scottish economy shrunk by 1.7% in the fourth quarter of 2008, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:


 
“It comes as no surprise at all that these figures show that Scotland is now officially in recession, but rather than look back at where we were four months ago, it is vital that we look forward to the future and plot the course for recovery.  Last week, our Quarterly Business Survey revealed that there may be a few glimmers of hope on the horizon, with manufacturers in particular predicting a return to growth in export orders by the spring of next year.

 
“The real economy of today and of tomorrow must be our focus and the priorities for Governments in London and Edinburgh must remain support for businesses and investment in the skills we will need for our future recovery and success.”
 

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