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IT’S TIME TO PUT SCOTLAND ON THE HIGH SPEED RAIL MAP

[ 29-07-2011 ]

Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) have today called on the UK government to show more ambition and plan now to bring High Speed Rail (HSR) to Scotland.  In submitting its response to the Department for Transport’s consultation on High Sp…

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SLUGGISH RECOVERY UNDERLINES NEED TO SUPPORT BUSINESS

[ 26-07-2011 ]

Commenting on the news that UK GDP grew at the rate of 0.2% in the second quarter of 2011, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:    “Following the news that the Scottish economy grew by just 0.1% in the …

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RETURN TO GROWTH WELCOME BUT CHALLENGES STILL LIE AHEAD

[ 20-07-2011 ]

Commenting on the news that Scottish GDP grew at the rate of 0.1% in the first quarter of 2011, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   “The news that the Scottish economy has returned to growth, albeit margi…

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SCOTLAND’S ECONOMY MUST BE THE PRIORITY IRRESPECTIVE OF AIRPORT OWNERSHIP

[ 19-07-2011 ]

Commenting on the Competition Commission’s final ruling that BAA must sell either Glasgow or Edinburgh Airport, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   “Scottish Chambers of Commerce have consistently h…

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THE SCOTTISH RECOVERY CONTINUES BUT MAJOR CHALLENGES LIE AHEAD

[ 14-07-2011 ]

Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) have today (Thursday) released their Business Survey results for the second quarter of 2011.  The survey, conducted in conjunction with the University of Strathclyde’s Fraser of Allander Institute, sugge…

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FALLING UNEMPLOYMENT HIGHLIGHTS NEED TO CONTINUE INVESTMENT IN INFRASTRUCTURE

[ 13-07-2011 ]

Commenting on the fall in Scottish unemployment by 11,000 in the three months to May, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:    “This latest fall in Scottish unemployment is once again good news for Scotl…

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WELCOME FALL IN INFLATION MAKES BANK’S JOB EASIER

[ 12-07-2011 ]

Commenting on the news that the rate of CPI inflation fell from 4.5% to 4.2% in June, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:    “This is an unexpected but welcome fall in the rate of inflation and it make…

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SCOTTISH CHAMBERS INTERNATIONAL TRADE DEAL BRINGS CHINESE AMBASSADOR TO SCOTLAND

[ 11-07-2011 ]

Scottish Chambers International (SCI) is pleased to announce a signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between SCI and China Britain Business Council (CBBC) to be undertaken in Glasgow on Monday 11 July 2011.  Commenting on the event, Mike Salt…

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SCC COMMENT ON INTEREST RATES

[ 07-07-2011 ]

Scottish Chambers of Commerce have welcomed today’s decision by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee to keep interest rates on hold at 0.5% for a further month.  Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerc…

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SCC WELCOMES STRONG GROWTH IN MANUFACTURED EXPORTS

[ 06-07-2011 ]

Commenting on the release of official data showing that Scotland’s manufactured exports grew by 3.9% in the first quarter of 2011, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   “The first quarter of this year…

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