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    1. February 12, 2016

      Bristol, Cardiff and Newport launch ‘Great Western Cities’

      Bristol has become the latest UK city to brand itself an economic powerhouse, but a leading local business organisation...

    2. February 10, 2016

      M6 Toll road goes on the block

      Britain’s only pay-to-use motorway, the M6 Toll, is to be put up for sale by a consortium of banks in a move aimed at...

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    1. The UK's Entrepreneurs

      The UK is the most entrepreneurial country in Europe, offering the strongest environme...
    2. Doing Business in Birmingham

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    1. January 22, 2016

      Hammerson buys Birmingham’s Grand Central for £335m

      FTSE 100 retail landlord Hammerson has bought Birmingham’s Grand Central shopping centre for £335m in the latest vote...

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      January 22, 2016

      Hammerson buys Birmingham's Grand Central shopping centre

      UK commercial property heavyweight Hammerson is adding to its collection of shopping centres across Europe with the...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      January 19, 2016

      Feel the Bern

      Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders cheer during a campaign stop, in Birmingham,...

    4. January 19, 2016

      Birmingham push for West Midlands sovereign wealth fund

      The new leader of Birmingham city council wants to create a “West Midlands sovereign wealth fund” that will invest the...

    5. January 7, 2016

      Investors pour cash into Birmingham construction

      Birmingham is building offices at the fastest rate for 13 years as the “Midlands engine” benefits from the spillover of...

    6. January 6, 2016

      Zeus Capital co-founder to be charged over tax scheme

      The founder of a City finance house is set to be charged with tax fraud over a scheme sold to wealthy investors. The...

    7. December 18, 2015

      The Lickey Hills route, with Jonathan Coe

      As Jonathan Coe and I stride along the ridge of the Lickey Hills, 10 miles south of Birmingham, the 54-old-year...

    8. December 18, 2015

      Review: Birmingham in danger of losing architectural character

      “Forward”. The single word below the coat of arms of the city of Birmingham proposes a particular boldness; a...

    9. December 14, 2015

      Wreckers write final chapter at Birmingham’s brutalist library

      The demolition of Birmingham’s old central library has begun as part of the multibillion-pound city centre makeover....

    10. December 10, 2015

      Higher business rates mean lower rents

      Most of the cost of higher business rates is passed on to landlords in the form of lower rents, especially in regional...

    11. November 24, 2015

      46 HS2 staff earn more than the prime minister’s £150,000 salary

      Forty-six staff working on Britain’s planned High Speed 2 railway earn more money than the prime minister, fuelling...

    12. November 17, 2015

      Osborne raises spectre of Isis cyber attacks on UK

      In August, a Birmingham-born hacker for Isis named Junaid Hussain was believed killed by a US drone strike in Syria....

    13. November 9, 2015

      US regional investment bank makes ninth acquisition

      Stifel Financial has unveiled its ninth acquisition since the beginning of last year, underscoring the Missouri-based...

    14. October 28, 2015

      My laddish mates didn’t wreck the economy

      I was not responsible for the financial crisis. Admittedly, since I started Loaded 21 years ago — the British magazine...

    15. October 25, 2015

      Canada’s WestJet eyes low-cost transatlantic market

      WestJet, the Canadian airline, is aiming to expand into the low-cost transatlantic market next year, following the...

    16. October 22, 2015

      Bank jobs rise above London in provincial ‘hotspots’

      Move over, Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells, the bankers are coming. Some 77 local authorities have become banking...

    17. October 21, 2015

      Graduates managing to find good jobs faster

      Britain’s graduates are finding it easier to secure good quality jobs straight out of university, adding to the...

    18. October 20, 2015

      Sino-British motor industry co-operation moves up a gear

      British and Chinese motor industry co-operation — best known for Shanghai Auto’s ownership of the Longbridge plant in...

    19. September 28, 2015

      Birmingham’s multicultural population ideal for clinical trials

      With its art deco design and red-brick structure, the original premises of Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, is a...

    20. September 28, 2015

      A gem of an idea helps save a Birmingham industry in trouble

      When Gerald Ratner described one of his store’s products as “total crap”, Birmingham’s leading jewellery manufacturer...

    21. September 28, 2015

      Regeneration and quality woo savvy shoppers to Birmingham

      From this month, Birmingham will be the only location outside London boasting a John Lewis, a Selfridges and a Harvey...

    22. September 28, 2015

      Reversing industrial decline has been a priority in Birmingham

      Birmingham is growing again. After a deeper recession than almost any other British city, it is bouncing back more...

    23. September 28, 2015

      Skills and land shortages hold back West Midlands car industry

      When Aston Martin launched its DBX off-roader at this year’s Geneva motor show, thoughts quickly turned to where the...

    24. September 28, 2015

      Birmingham, city of a thousand trades, enjoys a renaissance

      Arriving in Birmingham by rail has become a new uplifting experience. The subterranean gloom and sensation of alighting...

    25. September 28, 2015

      Birmingham replaces the brutal old with urban meadows and fountains

      Birmingham has finally broken its “concrete collar”. The inner ring road that sliced between office blocks in the 1960s...

    26. September 28, 2015

      Skilled staff and value for money attract banks to Middle England

      HSBC’s decision to move its retail bank’s head office to Birmingham was a watershed moment for a city that has been...

    27. September 25, 2015

      Raze or recycle: the challenge of ‘recycling’ buildings

      Converting abandoned infrastructure into other uses is not new. In the 1950s and 1960s, disused warehouses and...

    28. September 24, 2015

      George Osborne to open bidding in China on £12bn of HS2 contracts

      George Osborne will open the bidding on Thursday for £11.8bn of contracts to build the HS2 high-speed rail line. The...

    29. September 22, 2015

      VW scandal set to choke diesel car industry

      The Volkswagen scandal in the US could scarcely have come at a worse time for diesel carmakers as they confront a...

    30. September 21, 2015

      Second city first: Birmingham trounces its rivals

      The grand opening of Birmingham’s redesigned central station is the latest symbol of a city that has bounced back from...

    31. September 21, 2015

      Birmingham unveils city centre revamp

      After five years behind scaffolding and security hoardings, Birmingham’s revamped New Street railway station has...

    32. September 18, 2015

      Mayfair’s Japanese chefs are stars of new Michelin guide

      An 11-course omakase menu costing £300 a head in a Mayfair restaurant that seats only nine people at a counter made of...

    33. September 6, 2015

      Dunlop Aircraft Tyres’ niche approach bucks UK trend

      The air has gone out of many parts of the UK tyre industry but one company is still doing well, producing specialist...

    34. September 2, 2015

      Northern English cities back elected mayors

      Every large urban area in England could soon be run by an elected mayor after a breakthrough in George Osborne’s...

    35. August 14, 2015

      Carson Yeung to be freed from Hong Kong jail

      Carson Yeung, the colourful tycoon and part-owner of English football club Birmingham City, is being freed from a...

    36. August 10, 2015

      Pushkar, Birmingham

      Where 245 Broad street Privacy 2/5 Plug sockets No Espresso £2.50 Open Daily 12-2.30pm 5-11.30pm; Sat-Sun 5-11pm WiFi...

    37. August 9, 2015

      HS2 contracts for £7bn put out to tender despite uncertainty

      Contracts worth £7bn for the tunnels and viaducts for HS2 are about to be put out to tender, despite continuing...

    38. July 31, 2015

      England edge towards Ashes glory after dominant performance

      In the end, it was all calm and placid. Or it would have been had the crowd not been at fever pitch, as they were...

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