From the RBS Monitor and the Bank of Scotland business barometer, today, more good news on the general good health and optimism in Scotland’s business sector. Two extracts will suffice.
‘It’s very welcome news that Scottish businesses are reporting growth so far in 2018 and appear confident that they can maintain that momentum into the second half of the year.’
Bank of Scotland:
‘It found that Scottish businesses’ overall confidence saw a month-on-month drop of seven points to 17 per cent, dragged by their increased negativity about the UK economy. However, their optimism in their own prospects reached 31 per cent, two points higher than a month ago. Jane Clark-Hutchison, head of mid markets, Scotland, said that all in all the findings show “how resilient businesses are throughout Scotland”.’
Phew, how many good news reports can we take? We’ve already had:
I’m getting suspicious. It can’t be this optimistic. I watch the BBC news and it seems much worse there.