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The University launches £1 million climate change fund

Ahead of COP26, the University has launched a climate change fund in partnership with the Royal Bank of Scotland for Scottish firms and businesses. The scheme aims to “empower Scottish companies” through teaching and training. The University’s Edinburgh Climate Change Institute (ECCI) is attempting to work in partnership with “business banking specialists” in order to […]

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Is Evergrande a timebomb of the next global financial crisis?

During the week of the 20th September, there was a massive sell-off in the stock market worldwide after Evergrande, the second largest Chinese property developer, was exposed to be at risk of collapse.  This belief in Evergrande’s collapse came from the high risk of a debt default to the creditors, which accumulated from its massive […]

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In conversation with Freddie Blackett of Patch Plants

The Student sat down with Freddie Blackett, an Edinburgh grad and founder of Patch Plants, to talk about how to come up with a killer business idea, the madness of running a startup, and most importantly, the insider knowledge on how to keep your houseplants alive.  Freddie studied Spanish and Portuguese at Edinburgh and explained that […]

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Small business, big heart

Valentine’s Day, a blooming business opportunity for university students The year is 2021. Romance is dead. We are all locked in our homes. And the country’s professional artists have all launched their new careers in ‘cyber’. But despite the continuing pandemic carnage there are two local artists who have teamed up to try and get […]

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Pushing the Envelope: China moves on Hong Kong

Two key things made international headlines after China’s National People’s Congress that ended on May 28th.  Firstly, for the first time since the tradition began in 1994, the Prime Minister Li Keqiang did not set an annual GDP target, due to coronavirus-related uncertainties. Secondly, the congress announced that China would shape and implement a national-security […]

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Building a brand: an interview with Jessica Anderton

Graduating from uni is a scary prospect, involving many of us in denial that our time will come. Deciding the ‘next step’ seems to suggest that we suddenly need to get realistic, whatever that means. Edinburgh Graduate Jessica Anderton however has managed to continue her love of fine art to start her own Scottish contemporary […]

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s? LVMH has taken over the brand

The LVMH Moët Hennessy group are the world’s biggest luxury group, and they have recently taken over the iconic Tiffany&Co. This is possibly the largest deal ever made in the luxury sector, each share being bought for $135 dollars. Tiffany’s is the latest addition made to the group’s existing 75 high end brands or “maisons”. […]