Scottish independence referendum: The issues Economy and currency

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25.05.2018

15:25

Reality Check: Could an independent Scotland keep the pound?

Scotland could retain the pound but it would have no say on monetary policy
11:28

Money talks when it comes to indyref2

The SNP failed to convince voters of the economic case for independence in the 2014 referendum. Will the Growth Commission report change that?

24.06.2016

17:29

Business and Brexit: whatever next?

Businesses had dire warnings about leaving the EU. Now, they want to reassure us. So which is it? What are firms' top priorities now? And how has the case for Scottish independence shifted?

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.
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