From The BBC:
Politicians and business leaders have united in a bid to make sure Scotland gets the “best possible deal” in the wake of the proposed takeover of HBOS.
The meeting of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry reached a broad measure of agreement.
Alex Salmond, who hosted the summit, won the backing of those attending to demand that Lloyds TSB retain jobs and decision-making in Scotland.
Mr Salmond will hold a private meeting with Lloyds TSB bosses on Tuesday.
Lloyds TSB announced last week it had agreed a £12.2bn takeover after shares in Edinburgh-based HBOS plummeted.
Mr Salmond said it was important that the “broad consensus of viewpoint” which emerged at Holyrood in the wake of the Lloyds TSB deal was given a chance to continue.
Speaking about the importance of HBOS to the Scottish economy, Mr Salmond said: “The loss of our oldest institution and independent bank is a serious matter that touches every corner of business and fabric of the country.
“Therefore it’s on…