Scotland boasts of financial moxie

Scotland boasts of financial moxie

EDINBURGH, Scotland, June 9 (UPI) --With new energy projects emerging, the Scottish government said Monday foreign direct investment was at its highest level in more than 15 years.
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Scotland sees North Sea reserves as major asset

Scotland sees North Sea reserves as major asset

EDINBURGH, Scotland, May 28 (UPI) --Oil and natural gas wealth in the North Sea is expected to become major financial asset for Scotland on independence, the finance secretary said Wednesday.
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Commission president warns Scotland joining EU may be difficult

BRUSSELS, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said it would be very difficult for an independent Scotland to join the European Union.

Scotland said link to London hurting its economy

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Scottish Finance Secretary John Swinney said Monday the country had lost out on substantial economic growth because it was linked to choices made in London.

Scotland pins economic hope to oil, gas

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Investing portions of Scotland's oil and natural gas wealth will help ensure a vibrant economy is realized during independence, the government said Wednesday.

Scotland to review sovereign energy sector

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The Scottish government said Tuesday it set up an independent committee tasked with examining the energy sector of a possible independent country.

Scotland sees light in North Sea oil report

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The Scottish government said it was taking an assessment on offshore oil potential as a sign of economic advancement on the horizon.

Scottish economy firing on all cylinders

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The Scottish economy is outperforming the United Kingdom in terms of output and productivity, the Scottish finance secretary said Monday.

Scotland approves 640-foot prototype offshore wind turbine

METHIL, Scotland, May 10 (UPI) -- The tallest offshore wind power turbine in Scotland got the go-ahead this week under plans approved by the country's energy ministry despite local opposition.

Scotland, South Korea team up on renewables

SEOUL, May 7 (UPI) -- The Scottish government announced it signed a memorandum of understanding in South Korea to work together on marine energy technology.

Scotland's break from Britain would mean loss of the pound

GLASGOW, Scotland, April 24 (UPI) -- Scotland will lose the pound as its currency if it chooses independence from England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Britain's chancellor of the exchequer said.

Scotland forecasts revenue boost from oil

EDINBURGH, Scotland, March 12 (UPI) -- The Scottish government said oil and natural gas reserves could generate an average $71 billion in tax revenue over the next six years.

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Moody's downgrades Britain from AAA to Aa1

LONDON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. rating agency Moody's Friday downgraded its rating of British bonds from AAA to Aa1, sparking criticism from the Labor Party over economic policies.

Barroso: Scotland must reapply to EU

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Scotland cannot expect automatic membership in the European Union if it becomes independent, EU President Jose Manuel Barroso says.
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John Ramsey Swinney (born 13 April 1964) is a Scottish National Party (SNP) politician, the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth and Member of the Scottish Parliament for North Tayside. He was the leader (or National Convenor) of the SNP between 2000 and 2004.

Swinney was previously a Member of Parliament (MP) for Tayside North in the British House of Commons, before taking the same seat in the 1999, 2003 and 2007 elections. In 2007 he achieved the largest constituency vote for any candidate in Scotland.

Swinney joined the SNP at the age of 15, citing his anger at the way in which Scotland had been portrayed by television commentators at the Commonwealth Games. He involved himself in the SNP Youth Wing and gradually became more active in the party, becoming firstly the SNP Assistant National Secretary and then the National Secretary in 1986, at the age of 22. He was educated at Forrester High School and the University of Edinburgh, where he graduated with an MA in Politics.

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