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The Scottish economy [March 1988]

Ashcroft, Brian and Love, Jim and Boyle, Stephen and Draper, Paul and Dunlop, Stewart and Jenkins, Iain and Lockyer, Cliff and McGregor, Peter and McNicolI, Iain and Pearlman, Mike and Simpson, David and Stevens, Jim (1988) The Scottish economy [March 1988]. Quarterly Economic Commentary, 13 (3). pp. 16-51. ISSN 2046-5378

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Abstract

Since October 1984 there have been two regular surveys of Scottish businesses, one carried out by the Chambers of Commerce and the other by the CBI. These have the great advantage that they provide indications of the trends in a number of economic variables several months in advance of the publication of the official statistics . Moreover, they provide a basis for making assessments about the short-term prospects for the economy.