Scottish independence referendum: The issues Economy and currency

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19.01.2015

00:06

Scots jobs market 'in rude health'

Scotland's economic recovery is set to continue in 2015 with the jobs market in "relatively rude health", the Bank of Scotland says.

15.01.2015

15:13

How important is North Sea oil and gas?

Global oil prices have fallen sharply over the past seven months, leading to a crisis for many oil producers, so how important is the sector to the UK economy?

07.01.2015

16:36

What the oil price drop means for you?

BBC Scotland's business and economy editor Douglas Fraser explains why the latest oil price drop is bad news for the North Sea industry.

23.09.2014

10:40

Hotel sold for £25m after 'No' vote

An Edinburgh hotel is sold for £25.7m to a real estate investor who said the deal was conditional on a referendum "No" vote.

19.09.2014

05:54

POUND STRENGTHENS

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This chart shows the pound against the dollar over the last month. You can see it dipped to a low of $1.6071 on 10 September. That was after a poll in the Sunday Times showed a lead for the "No" campaign. It is now trading at $1.65. That's a move of 5 cents which is pretty big over two weeks.

17.09.2014

15:48

The 'what currency?' issue explained

The BBC's economics editor Robert Peston discusses what currency Scotland would use - should it vote "Yes" for independence.
00:11

How do jobs fit into the referendum debate?

The BBC's David Henderson examines what impact the referendum might have on the jobs market.

16.09.2014

17:02

Scottish vote: Investment impact

Banks, investors and economists are ramping up their comments about the potential economic fall-out of a "yes" vote in the Scottish referendum.
12:27

Vote 'a unique opportunity' for jobs

Scottish government ministers say a "Yes" vote on Thursday will give Scotland a "unique opportunity" to secure job creating powers.
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