Bill Jamieson: Here’s how the world is leaving Scotland behind


Economic optimism about the global economy doesn’t extend to Scotland, writes Bill Jamieson.

  • The Scotsman

Few forecasts should have more cheered Scottish Government ministers in their efforts to boost Scotland’s trade and profile overseas than the upbeat International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecast for the world economy this week.

Jel 4dIt predicts that 2018 will be the strongest year for global growth since 2011, hitting 3.8 per cent.

That’s an encouraging backdrop for Scotland’s exporters.

And the IMF has even made a…

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