Outlook and appraisal [August 1986]

Love, James and Boyle, Stephen and Draper, Paul and Harrigan, Frank and Heeley, John and Jenkins, Iain and Lockyer, Cliff and Love, Jim H and McGregor, Peter and McNicolI, Iain and Simpson, David and Walker, Jim (1986) Outlook and appraisal [August 1986]. Quarterly Economic Commentary, 12 (1). pp. 1-2. ISSN 2046-5378

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    Abstract

    The results of the July Scottish Business Survey suggest that optimism about the general business climate improved for retailers but deteriorated for manufacturers , wholesalers and construction companies. Overall, the Survey suggests that activity remains constrained by a shortage of sales and orders and that there is fairly widespread spare capacity. Prospects for employment are reported to be poor.