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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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,...

  15. 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,...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. February 12, 2014

    Head of Labour policy review hits out over foreign takeovers

    Foreign takeovers of British assets have left people “powerless”, Labour’s head of policy has stated, in a blast against...

  24. February 11, 2014

    Tata Steel’s return to profit raises hope of turnround

    A mild recovery in European demand helped Tata Steel, India’s largest private sector steelmaker by revenue, to post a modest...

  25. January 30, 2014

    ‘Gravity’ helps lift UK film industry

    Spending on film production in the UK rose 14 per cent to £1.1bn in 2013 thanks to a surge of investment from Hollywood in...

  26. January 28, 2014

    Nissan to build London black cabs in UK’s Coventry

    Nissan will build its new London taxi at a factory in Coventry, the traditional manufacturing base for the capital’s cab...

  27. January 19, 2014

    Local expertise leads revival

    While most saw Pfizer’s Sandwich closure as a serious setback for the region and the UK economy, Simon Westbrook regarded it...

  28. January 19, 2014

    Kent research site survives ‘Armageddon’

    It was described as “Armageddon” for those affected and a “body blow” for the economy of east Kent. When Pfizer, the US...

  29. January 17, 2014

    Boris Johnson warns against moves to limit foreign housebuyers

    Boris Johnson has warned against any measures that would “slam the door” on foreign buyers of London housing. Wealthy...

  30. January 8, 2014

    China offers to finance and build rail links to HS2

    China has offered to invest in Britain’s railways for the first time by financing and building links to a new Birmingham...

  31. January 7, 2014

    Greenland snaps up historic London brewery site

    Greenland Holdings Group, the Chinese state-owned real estate developer, has bought a historic brewery site in southwest...

  32. December 30, 2013

    Resurgence of foreign UK takeovers stirs debate

    In the new year, House of Fraser could acquire a new nickname: Maison de Fraser. The store, whose history is rooted in 19th...

  33. December 3, 2013

    Chinese investment in HS2 is ‘so far off’

    By Gill Plimmer and Simon Rabinovitch The picture of the Union Jack next to a portrait of the former Chinese leader Mao...

  34. December 2, 2013

    David Cameron calls for China investment in UK’s HS2

    David Cameron has opened the door to Chinese investment in the High Speed 2 rail line from London to the north. Li Keqiang,...

  35. December 2, 2013

    David Cameron defends backing of China-EU trade deal

    David Cameron has defended his call for a trade agreement between the EU and China as he landed in Beijing at the beginning...

  36. December 1, 2013

    UK revival leaves envious eurozone in shade

    The strength of the UK economy is drawing covetous and occasionally envious glances from the eurozone as investors from...

  37. November 28, 2013

    Chinese investor has grand designs for London docks

    Xu Weiping likes to discuss his grand vision for future real estate projects, which include a plan to rejuvenate London’s...

  38. November 28, 2013

    Manchester trumps Merseyside with Chinese backing for regeneration

    When Manchester announced plans in October for a large Chinese-backed industrial park at its airport, the £650m project...

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