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UNEMPLOYMENT RISES BUT NEW JOBS ARE BEING CREATED

[ 17-08-2011 ]

Commenting on the news that Scottish unemployment has risen for the first time in nine months, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   “Although the headline unemployment figures have risen slightly, this has…

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SHORT TERM RISE IN INFLATION SHOULD NOT DETER LOW INTEREST RATE POLICY

[ 16-08-2011 ]

Commenting on the news that CPI inflation rose to 4.4% in July, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:    “Inflation is set to rise over the next few months before falling back and it is important to reme…

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BANK’S INFLATION REPORT HIGHLIGHTS NEED TO TACKLE THREATS TO RECOVERY

[ 10-08-2011 ]

Commenting on the Bank of England’s Quarterly Inflation Report, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:    “It is unsurprising that the Bank of England has downgraded its growth expectations for 2011…

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BANK MUST REVISIT QE SOON

[ 04-08-2011 ]

Commenting on the news that the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee have again kept interest rates on hold at 0.5%, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:    “This decision was expected and …

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SCOTTISH RETAIL SALES FIGURES DON’T TELL THE WHOLE STORY

[ 03-08-2011 ]

Commenting on the release of Scottish Government figures which show that Scottish retail sales grew by 0.2% in volume and by 0.8% in value in the second quarter of 2011, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:   &ldq…

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