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    1. January 28, 2016

      How Brexit will put extra pressure on the pound

      The “pound in your pocket” may feel a little lighter than it did at the start of the year. In the past month, sterling...

    2. January 20, 2016

      Steel deal with Chinese group blocked because of Trident link

      Ministers blocked Sheffield Forgemasters, the troubled steelmaker, from reaching a rescue deal with Chinese investors...

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    1. January 11, 2016

      Toyota pledges to stay in UK even if country takes Brexit

      Toyota will keep making cars at its plant in the English Midlands even if the UK votes to leave the European Union,...

    2. January 11, 2016

      Investors warm to UK science parks

      The UK’s largest portfolio of privately owned science parks has been bought by a US private equity company in a deal...

    3. January 6, 2016

      Why foreign investors love British bonds

      The name’s Bond. Government bond. The spectacular performance of Spectre at the box office reminded us that James Bond...

    4. December 15, 2015

      Rolls-Royce’s future and the UK national interest

      Britain has one of the most liberal takeover regimes in the world. Foreign companies face few obstacles if they wish to...

    5. December 10, 2015

      Donald Trump blasts ‘ungrateful’ Scots politicians

      Donald Trump has accused Nicola Sturgeon of failing to appreciate his greatness, after the Scottish government dropped...

    6. December 1, 2015

      Manchester sees rebirth of cotton industry

      Thirty years after cotton spinning died out in Britain, Cottonopolis has been reborn. A German-backed company is...

    7. December 1, 2015

      Manchester City: Chinese investors pay $400m for 13% stake

      Chinese investors have made their first foray into English football, snapping up a 13 per cent stake in the parent of...

    8. November 24, 2015

      Jaguar Land Rover to put £450m into Midlands engine factory

      Jaguar Land Rover is to double the size of its engine factory in the Midlands with a £450m investment that reinforces...

    9. November 17, 2015

      Liverpool goes after Chinese investment

      It was to be the centrepiece of a mini Shanghai on the Mersey. Now an international trade centre planned for the Wirral...

    10. October 27, 2015

      Do not rule out a run on sterling

      Is sterling riding for a fall? The UK’s current account deficit is certainly worryingly large. From less than 2 per...

    11. October 22, 2015

      Number 10 coy over deal inflation after Xi’s state visit

      Sajid Javid, the business secretary, on Tuesday announced that President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Britain would be...

    12. October 22, 2015

      Hong Kong billionaire puts China UK investments in shade

      Few people can make multi-billion dollar investments sound small — except Li Ka-shing. Companies controlled by the Hong...

    13. October 22, 2015

      Treasury defends tax on ‘diverted profits’

      The Treasury has brushed off criticism from US multinationals of its new tax on “diverted profits” as it steps up its...

    14. October 21, 2015

      China seeks to build chain of UK nuclear plants

      China’s leading nuclear supplier has set out ambitions to build a series of new reactors in Britain, saying it wants to...

    15. October 21, 2015

      George Osborne’s four lords push for stronger UK-China ties

      As the British establishment embraces China’s communist leaders this week, there is one man who should be seen as the...

    16. October 21, 2015

      Xi declares ‘strategic partnership’ with UK

      Chinese president Xi Jinping has declared a “global comprehensive strategic partnership” with the UK that will begin...

    17. October 21, 2015

      String of UK deals to follow in Xi Jinping’s wake

      China has promised to invest more than £6bn in the first UK nuclear power plant in a generation at Hinkley Point in...

    18. October 21, 2015

      Wentworth golfers told to tee up £100,000 to retain membership

      Wentworth golfers face missing the cut after the venerable club’s new Chinese management told them they must pay a...

    19. October 20, 2015

      Osborne hopes Xi can turn Northern Powerhouse into a UK Silk Road

      Where George Osborne treads, Xi Jinping follows. The chancellor, who has done more than anyone to woo China by...

    20. October 19, 2015

      China to take one-third stake in Hinkley nuclear project

      China is to take a one-third stake in a French-led project to build the first in a new generation of UK nuclear power...

    21. October 19, 2015

      Chinese back Welsh power schemes to tune of ‘£2bn’

      The latest large Chinese-backed project in the UK is a green power station in Wales with the excess heat being used to...

    22. October 18, 2015

      UK is right to roll out the red carpet to Xi Jinping

      When Xi Jinping, China’s president, arrives in the UK late on Monday, he will be embarking upon what promises to be the...

    23. October 18, 2015

      Chinese investment — is it good for Britain?

      Investment in infrastructure tops the UK government’s list of desired outcomes from this week’s state visit by Xi...

    24. October 18, 2015

      Britain’s red-carpet welcome for Xi baffles traditional allies

      George Osborne announced last month he wanted to “take a risk” with Britain’s relationship with China. As Xi Jinping,...

    25. October 18, 2015

      Diplomats accuse Britain of ‘kowtowing’ to secure Hinkley backing

      David Cameron will brush aside criticism of his government’s wooing of China as he welcomes President Xi Jinping to...

    26. October 16, 2015

      Ai exhibition strikes note of disharmony on eve of Xi visit

      British diplomats would be wise to take a polite detour avoiding Piccadilly when they view the sights of central London...

    27. October 16, 2015

      GCHQ seeks to allay Hinkley security fears

      GCHQ, the electronic eavesdropping agency, is seeking special access to Chinese computer systems and companies involved...

    28. October 15, 2015

      Rudd hopeful of Hinkley nuclear deal ‘very soon’

      Britain’s energy secretary Amber Rudd has voiced hopes that a deal with France and China to build the first in a new...

    29. October 14, 2015

      Concerns raised over Chinese-backed project in London’s Docklands

      One of London mayor Boris Johnson’s biggest foreign investment projects has been called into question after the Chinese...

    30. October 12, 2015

      London plays up the pomp for Xi’s visit

      Chinese president Xi Jinping is set to address the UK parliament, dine at Buckingham Palace and ride in a royal...

    31. September 24, 2015

      Osborne garners favour with China — at a price

      This week’s visit to China by George Osborne marked a departure from the signing ceremonies to open the country to...

    32. September 24, 2015

      British steel industry needs a level playing field

      These are worrying times for British steelmaking, an industry so venerable that its relative decline can be traced to...

    33. September 24, 2015

      Ailing UK steel sector pleads for help

      The turmoil facing Britain’s ailing steel producers may be the result of cheap Chinese steel on the international...

    34. September 24, 2015

      Britain bets the bank on a pivot to China

      Here is the question. Can a state that counts itself America’s most reliable military ally also be China’s special...

    35. September 22, 2015

      UK’s unbalanced relationship with China

      George Osborne has never left any doubt about his desire to boost Britain’s trading relationship with China. Two years...

    36. September 22, 2015

      George Osborne says UK and China ‘will stick together’

      George Osborne is travelling to Shanghai, the “epicentre” of China’s summer stock market meltdown, in a show of...

    37. September 21, 2015

      UK paves path for west’s first China-designed nuclear reactor

      The UK has opened the way for the first Chinese-designed nuclear power plant in the west, saying Beijing could use...

    38. September 21, 2015

      Amber Rudd urges Beijing to drive UK nuclear power renaissance

      Britain may have pioneered civil nuclear technology but things have changed. UK ministers were in Beijing on Sunday...

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