CA daily briefing: Thursday 18 June
Your essential briefing of the morning's top news stories.
Good morning, Andrew Harbison here to give you today's latest news and updates.
The latest from ICAS
The coronavirus crisis has spurred many Scottish smaller firms to sell more online; to introduce new products and services; and to use digital technologies to better manage their operations, according to research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
Today's top stories from around the web
- DPD and B&Q owner to hire 7,500 as demand surges (BBC News)
- FTSE 100 opens lower despite expectation of additional BoE stimulus (City AM)
- Massive spying on users of Google's Chrome shows new security weakness (Reuters)
- UK plans ‘shock and awe’ campaign to prepare firms for Brexit (Bloomberg)
- Construction begins on world’s biggest liquid air battery (The Guardian)
- Half of businesses say they will have to lay off workers when furlough scheme ends (The Independent)
- McLaren weighs sale of stake in Formula One team (Sky News)
- Tesco sells Polish supermarket business (BBC News)
- UK says it still wants deal on global digital tax after US quits talks (City AM)
- Struggling retailer Ted Baker raises £105m to ride out pandemic (BBC News)
That's all for now. Check back tomorrow for your Friday briefing.