Search for UK inward investment and
    1. December 8, 2014

      Abu Dhabi money transforms east end of Manchester

      Football and Abu Dhabi money have turned a former industrial wasteland into a £150m training academy for Manchester City...

    2. December 2, 2014

      Overseas purchases of UK companies hit low

      The number of British companies bought by overseas investors has fallen to the lowest level for quarter of a century,...

    Special Reports

    1. Investing in Britain

      Encouraging signs of health in the UK economy suggest the country is moving into recov...
    2. Global Property Insight

      The Financial Times’ definitive guide to the world of commercial property from the per...
    Search more Special Reports on this topic.

    1. November 20, 2014

      Wales defies spending cuts to outperform UK regions

      Wales has outperformed other UK regions in job creation and foreign investment, confounding expectations it would collapse...

    2. November 20, 2014

      Ineos announces $1bn push into quest for UK shale gas

      Ineos, the Swiss-based chemicals company, has entered the race to develop UK reserves of shale gas, unveiling ambitious...

    3. November 18, 2014

      Saudi Electric in talks to acquire stake in Hinkley Point C

      One of Saudi Arabia’s biggest power companies is in talks to acquire a stake in a new UK nuclear power plant, potentially...

    4. November 17, 2014

      Qatar looks to back UK high-speed train plan

      The Qatari royal family has told British ministers it wants to invest heavily in regeneration projects being planned around...

    5. November 10, 2014

      EU vote plan is not deterring investors, says David Cameron

      David Cameron insisted on Monday that his planned EU referendum was not scaring off inward investment to Britain, and...

    6. October 27, 2014

      China set to invest £105bn in UK infrastructure by 2025

      China is set to invest £105bn in British infrastructure by 2025, with energy, property and transport the biggest recipients,...

    7. October 10, 2014

      Britain celebrates China investment flow

      Southern Europe may have been the bazaar for Chinese investors seeking cheap deals in the west since the start of the debt...

    8. October 1, 2014

      HK family group snaps up Canary Wharf site

      Songbird Estates has agreed to sell one of its Canary Wharf buildings, 50 Bank Street, for £153.5m to a prominent Hong Kong...

    9. September 22, 2014

      UK agrees deal with EU on new Hinkley Point nuclear power plant

      Britain has agreed terms with Brussels to secure approval for billions of pounds of public funding for Hinkley Point, the...

    10. August 18, 2014

      Call for independent body to drive UK infrastructure projects

      Manufacturers have called for the creation of an independent authority to address Britain’s “most pressing” infrastructure...

    11. August 3, 2014

      ‘Silicon Glen’ residents fear history repeating itself

      “RIP Bathgate,” said the headline in the Sun newspaper. “Massacre at Motorola.” Bathgate made national news in 2001 when...

    12. August 3, 2014

      Foreign investors key to helping Scotland sink or swim

      In the noisy debate about Scottish independence, one group has stayed silently on the sidelines: the foreign companies the...

    13. July 31, 2014

      Milford Haven refinery sale saves 400 jobs

      About 400 jobs are set to be saved in west Wales through the sale of Milford Haven refinery by Murco Petroleum of the US....

    14. July 24, 2014

      £1bn docklands plan receives go ahead

      A £1bn plan to create an Asian business district in a rundown part of east London’s docklands will go ahead after the local...

    15. July 20, 2014

      UK attracts record number of foreign investment projects

      The UK has attracted the largest number of inward investment projects since records began in the 1980s, according to...

    16. July 16, 2014

      David Cameron moves to boost UK life sciences

      The appointment of George Freeman in a newly created life sciences role in Tuesday’s reshuffle marks the prime minister’s...

    17. July 2, 2014

      Metro Holdings invests in Manchester homes and offices

      A Singapore developer has made its first UK investment as part of a £600m scheme to build more than 2,000 homes and offices...

    18. June 29, 2014

      DHL plans £156m investment in the UK

      Deutsche Post DHL is planning its largest investment in Britain in 14 years as it seeks to address the dramatic rise in...

    19. June 24, 2014

      Foreign investment in UK slips 19%

      The government has pledged to continue its drive for inward investment despite a dip in inflows to the UK recorded in annual...

    20. June 24, 2014

      Manchester City owner to build up to 6,000 houses in £1bn deal

      The Middle Eastern owner of Manchester City football club is to build up to 6,000 homes in the city, mostly to rent, in a...

    21. June 23, 2014

      Sovereign wealth funds choose the UK

      The UK is the most welcoming economy in the world for government-related agencies to invest in, according to a survey of 52...

    22. June 13, 2014

      Airbus to stick with UK investment strategy

      Airbus is unlikely to change its investment strategy in the UK so long as the British government supports the aerospace...

    23. June 9, 2014

      UK outpacing Europe in investor allure

      London accounted for almost half of all inward investment projects in the UK last year as the country extended its lead as...

    24. May 18, 2014

      The public interest argument on AstraZeneca is overdone

      It is unsurprising that Pfizer’s takeover offer for the UK drug company AstraZeneca has raised a political storm. These are...

    25. May 7, 2014

      Pfizer case stirs unease at UK tax haven charges

      Pfizer’s bid for fellow drug company AstraZeneca – and its mooted move of its tax domicile to Britain – has highlighted...

    26. May 5, 2014

      Ownership is irrelevant in the global pharma race

      In today’s world, international pharmaceutical companies compete in a global market. The environment exists in which we can...

    27. May 1, 2014

      Abe’s visit spurs signing of deal to build nuclear plant

      Britain’s nuclear power industry was given a boost on Thursday as one of Japan’s largest companies took a step closer to...

    28. April 28, 2014

      Drug cocktail gives Whitehall a headache

      Pfizer’s proposed takeover of AstraZeneca set alarm bells ringing across Whitehall on Monday, as ministers braced themselves...

    29. April 20, 2014

      Northern Ireland politicians go west to lure US investors

      Just before St Patrick’s day last month, Northern Ireland’s two most powerful politicians made an unusual journey. But it...

    30. April 9, 2014

      Political rhetoric on foreign buyers threatens confidence in London’s welcome

      Political rhetoric against foreign property buyers risks damaging London’s status among the world’s most attractive cities,...

    31. April 7, 2014

      Maverick retailer Ashley gatecrashes Chinese tycoon’s party

      A Chinese tycoon, a Scottish philanthropist, and a maverick retailer and football club owner. The fate of House of Fraser,...

    32. beyondbrics

      April 3, 2014

      Indian businesses driving UK employment

      India’s domestic economy may be a bit subdued these days, but some 700 India-based companies operating in the UK are driving...

    33. March 25, 2014

      Beijing guides investors towards Britain

      China’s state planning agency has issued a one-of-a-kind guide for Chinese investors interested in Britain, following a...

    34. March 5, 2014

      Punishing a few oligarchs in London is not enough

      One notable statistic about Russia is that the mean wealth of its 110m adults last year was $10,980 while the median was...

    35. March 3, 2014

      Birmingham City FC owner agreed stake sale to mystery buyer

      Carson Yeung, the owner of Birmingham City FC, who was convicted of money laundering by a Hong Kong court on Monday, agreed...

    36. February 26, 2014

      Britain’s economic recovery is rooted overseas

      Demonstrators outside the lavish London apartment of Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine’s wealthiest man, have brought the crisis on...

    37. February 23, 2014

      Northwest at vanguard of animation revival

      Britain’s animation studios are starting to get busier as government tax incentives trigger a wave of investment. The...

    38. February 19, 2014

      A breath of Canadian air freshens fusty Britain

      Talk of the “Carney effect” has become almost trite in the City of London in recent months. Each sign of economic recovery...

    Search for UK inward investment and