SSE HAS come under fire for a �meagre� cut to its gas bills which will not come into effect until well into the warmer spring weather - at a time when customers will be using less energy.
Scotland's construction industry is expected to grow at a "considerably lower" rate than the rest of the UK over the next five years, according to a report.
Russia's foreign-currency credit rating was cut to junk by Standard & Poor's, putting it below investment grade for the first time in a decade, as policy makers struggle to boost growth amid international sanctions and a drop in oil prices.
The long-term future of Scotland's largest petrochemical plant could be at risk after a committee of MPs called for a moratorium on fracking, its owners warned last night.
The collapse in oil prices has prompted BP to freeze staff pay this year. Workers were told of the pay freeze, which includes executives, in a memo yesterday written by Bob Dudley, the chief executive.