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    1. April 18, 2016

      Treasury model weighs up the Brexit options

      The reaction from the Leave campaign to the Treasury’s dossier on the costs of leaving the EU was immediate and...

    2. April 18, 2016

      Businesses dogged by referendum uncertainty

      The rival campaigns may disagree about how disruptive a vote to leave the EU would be for British business. But there...

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    1. April 1, 2016

      The long, slow decline of the British steel industry

      The British have sometimes been labelled a “nation of shopkeepers”, though probably not by Napoleon, as popularly...

    2. March 31, 2016

      Britain must not give investors cause for flight

      It was Britain’s dependence on foreign financing that sealed its national humiliation in the Suez crisis of 1956: the...

    3. March 30, 2016

      Buyers for Port Talbot steelworks thin on the ground

      It is hard to think of potential buyers who could give Port Talbot a future. The kind of energy-intensive production...

    4. March 27, 2016

      Chinese investment is welcomed by the west with caution

      Chinese money is pouring out of the country into everything from residential real estate to fertiliser companies, and...

    5. March 15, 2016

      Lossmaking Chinese miner splashes $300m on UK games maker

      A lossmaking Chinese miner is snapping up a British computer games developer in a $300m deal that encapsulates the...

    6. March 15, 2016

      North of England’s drive to cultivate foreign direct investment

      For most overseas football fans, a visit to a UK stadium is a matter of personal enjoyment. But when the Chinese...

    7. March 7, 2016

      A blow to Britain’s plan for nuclear renaissance

      In the decade since Britain first outlined plans for a new generation of nuclear power stations, the obstacles to...

    8. March 7, 2016

      EDF finance chief quits over decision to push on with Hinkley Point

      The chief financial officer of EDF, the French utility, has quit following an internal disagreement over whether to...

    9. March 3, 2016

      Wentworth’s new owners say protests deter investors

      Chinese investors in one of Britain’s most fashionable golf and country clubs have said that a row over membership fees...

    10. February 22, 2016

      Sysco to buy Brakes Group of the UK for $3.1bn

      Sysco, the world’s largest catering supplier, has reached a $3.1bn deal including debt to acquire UK-based food...

    11. February 17, 2016

      Wentworth golf club faces defections as revolt comes to a head

      Dozens of golfers are leaving or threatening to leave one of the UK’s most exclusive golf and country clubs unless its...

    12. February 14, 2016

      EDF shortfall adds to nuclear plant delay

      EDF has still not secured funding for a £18bn nuclear plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset, further delaying one of the...

    13. February 14, 2016

      Northern England’s share of foreign investment shrinks

      The north of England claimed a smaller share of foreign investment in the UK last year than a year earlier, despite the...

    14. February 11, 2016

      Silicon Valley springs up in M4 corridor

      Reading and Bracknell, two leafy Berkshire towns about 10 miles apart, seem unlikely venues for tech powerhouses that...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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,...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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