Established in 1695, Bank of Scotland is the UK's oldest surviving clearing bank and is part of Scotland's largest financial services employer.
Here you will find some of Scotland's most authoritative and established economic research, which draws on the expertise of both our in-house economists and external market researchers. We share our views on the prevailing conditions in the Scottish economy, labour market and the housing and savings markets as well as our views on the economic prospects for Scotland in the months ahead.
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Sharpest increase in business activity since April 2011
Stronger growth of business activity and new work at start of Q2
Growth of private sector activity slows at end of Q1
Private sector economy continues to grow in February
Sharpest rise in private sector activity for seven months in January
Growth of Scottish private sector activity strengthens in December
Marginal growth in private sector activity in November
Scottish private sector activity rises slightly at start of Q4
Scotland’s private sector economy contracts slightly in September
Private sector activity increases only marginally in August
PMI points to slower growth of Scottish private sector activity
Output growth in Scotland picks up during June
Growth of Scotland’s private sector slows in May
April sees solid expansion in Scotland’s private sector economy
The Bank of Scotland PMI report for March showed a solid and accelerated increase in output across Scotland’s private sector economy.
Latest data from the Bank of Scotland PMI showed that both output and employment at private sector businesses increased at accelerated rates in February.
The January Bank of Scotland PMI report pointed to further increases in output, new business and employment in Scotland’s private sector economy.
Activity expands further as new business increases solidly in December.
Data from the latest Bank of Scotland PMI signalled a further slowdown in the pace of growth of the Scottish private sector economy in October.
September saw a further moderation of Scottish private sector output growth, as new business inflows fell for the first time in nine months.
Activity expands solidly as growth of new business hits four-month high.
Scotland’s private sector output expanded at a robust pace for the seventh consecutive month according to the latest Bank of Scotland PMI.
Growth of activity remained solid despite only marginal increase in new business.
The Scottish private sector economy continued to grow in May, albeit at a reduced rate.
The Bank of Scotland PMI report signalled ongoing expansion of activity in the Scottish private sector economy during April.
Strong service sector performance drives economic growth in March.