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    1. July 29, 2016

      Hinkley C should signal a strategy shift

      “Industrial strategy” is a phrase thrown around without much care for the definition. But it does not take long to...

    2. July 29, 2016

      Theresa May told France she would delay Hinkley Point decision

      The announcement of a new government review into the £18bn Hinkley Point nuclear project caught EDF by surprise,...

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    1. July 29, 2016

      Hinkley Point review signals UK rethink on Chinese investment

      Chinese investors expressed surprise on Friday at Theresa May’s move to delay the final go-ahead for the Hinkley Point...

    2. July 28, 2016

      SoftBank’s Son reassures over Arm buyout

      Masayoshi Son, the chief executive of SoftBank, sought to allay investor concerns about his £24.3bn takeover of UK chip...

    3. July 26, 2016

      EDF investors agree €4bn Hinkley Point power station fundraising

      EDF shareholders have signed off on a €4bn equity fundraising to help pay for the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant in...

    4. July 18, 2016

      SoftBank to acquire UK’s Arm Holdings for £24.3bn

      Japan’s SoftBank has agreed to buy the UK’s Arm Holdings for £24.3bn in a big bet that the British smartphone chip...

    5. July 18, 2016

      SoftBank’s big bet and the future of UK tech

      Since Britain voted to leave the EU, there has been a tendency to be downbeat about the country’s economic and...

    6. July 13, 2016

      UK car factories face uncertain future after Brexit

      Walking the length of Nissan’s car plant in Sunderland takes substantially longer than it did a year ago. A £250m...

    7. July 12, 2016

      International investors will conclude the pound is cheap

      When Britain left the gold standard in September 1931, sterling fell 30 per cent before finding a floor in December of...

    8. July 10, 2016

      US buyer prepares to spend £1bn on cut price UK property

      A US private equity firm is preparing to spend more than £1bn on discounted UK real estate in the next six to 18 months...

    9. July 8, 2016

      German investment in UK at risk, survey finds

      More than a third of German businesses plan to reduce investment and one in four to cut jobs in the UK in response to...

    10. July 7, 2016

      A British model for a post-referendum European future

      After the referendum, the reckoning. When Britain voted to leave the EU it said nothing about what sort of future...

    11. July 1, 2016

      UK’s Stoke potteries fight off threat from Brexit

      It does not get much more English than supplying plates and teapots to roadside café chain Little Chef. But Steelite...

    12. July 1, 2016

      Britain needs new Heathrow runway more than ever

      It is now exactly a year since the Airports Commission, which I chaired, published its final report, recommending a...

    13. June 28, 2016

      Huawei to press ahead with £1.3bn investment after Brexit

      Business secretary Sajid Javid has moved to calm business fears over Brexit, saying Huawei, the Chinese telecoms...

    14. June 28, 2016

      After a resounding Brexit vote, Sunderland fears for Nissan plant

      The British car industry issued a clear warning: leaving the EU could put jobs at risk. But just a few days later...

    15. June 27, 2016

      Japan carmakers weigh UK options post-Brexit

      There is as much as a 75 per cent chance that Toyota and Honda will eventually pull out of the UK if the country’s vote...

    16. June 13, 2016

      Osborne hails success of Northern Powerhouse

      George Osborne lauded the investment success of his Northern Powerhouse project as he opened an international showcase...

    17. May 24, 2016

      Northern Powerhouse takes the lion’s share of FDI

      George Osborne’s dream of the renaissance of an industrial “Northern Powerhouse” may be coming true, if figures out on...

    18. May 24, 2016

      Brexit fear hits foreign direct investment

      Investors’ perceptions of the UK have become markedly gloomier over the past 12 months, driven by fears over a...

    19. May 11, 2016

      Japanese investors in Britain depend on the links to Europe

      Like many Japanese, I was brought up to admire the UK’s role over centuries as an industrial and political power —...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. April 15, 2016

      Brexit would cut foreign direct investment by fifth, report says

      Flows of foreign direct investment into the UK would fall by more than a fifth if it votes to leave the EU, costing...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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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