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SCC COMMENT ON SCOTTISH GDP FIGURES

[ 22-07-2009 ]

Commenting on the release of Scottish Government figures which reveal that the Scottish economy shrunk by 2.4% in the first quarter of this year, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   “These figures for the…

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SCC QBS - A Good Summer for Scottish Business

[ 16-07-2009 ]

Scottish Chambers of Commerce have today (Thursday) released their Business Survey results for the second quarter of 2009.  The survey, conducted in conjunction with the University of Strathclyde’s Fraser of Allander Institute, reveals …

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Rising Unemployment Underlines Need to Invest in Skills

[ 15-07-2009 ]

Commenting on the latest rise in Scottish unemployment, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   “These latest unemployment figures for Scotland are disappointing but unfortunately not surprising.  Bu…

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A Third Runway at Heathrow Would Add £30 Billion to UK Economy, Says New Study

[ 13-07-2009 ]

- Each year the runway is delayed costs the country £1bn    - An expanded hub airport to generate significant gain for Scotland    - Scotland loses £20m each year Heathrow is not expanded    Building a third …

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SCC REACTION TO INTEREST RATE AND QE ANNOUNCEMENT

[ 09-07-2009 ]

Commenting on the decision of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee to keep interest rates on hold at 0.5% and continue with their current policy of quantitative easing, Garry Clark, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at Scottish Chamb…

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SCC COMMENT ON BCC SURVEY

[ 06-07-2009 ]

Commenting on the publication of the latest British Chambers of Commerce survey, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   "This latest survey from the British Chambers of Commerce reveals further evidence that …

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SCC COMMENT ON MANUFACTURED EXPORTS FIGURES

[ 01-07-2009 ]

Commenting on today’s publication of official figures which show a decline in Scottish Manufactured Exports of 3.4% in the first quarter of 2009, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   “Although these …

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