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David Prosser

David Prosser is a former business editor of The Independent who now writes for a variety of publications, often focusing on small and medium-sized enterprises and entrepreneurship.

Small Talk: After two years of debate the effect on small businesses

With less than two weeks to go until Scotland’s referendum, small business leaders appear to be sanguine. In March, 90 per cent of them told the entrepreneur network Ingenious Britain that they knew how they would vote, with 48 per cent concerned that independence would hurt their business. But by the summer, two-thirds of small and medium-sized business reckoned independence would make no difference to them, according to a survey by the networking group Vistage.

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EU leaders urged to act in unison to solve debt crisis as markets

Political leaders from across the eurozone were urged last night to take a grip on Europe's sovereign debt crisis before the continent plunged back into recession. World stock markets suffered another roller-coaster day, with no single leader or central bank taking charge of the response to the turmoil.