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The EU will still loom large over UK trade deals

Leading advocates of Brexit foresee a ‘global UK’, unshackled by EU institutions and legislation, and free to trade and invest on new terms with the more exciting markets of the world. Yet there is mounting evidence to suggest that the UK’s trade and investment prospects will nevertheless remain heavily influenced by the EU, writes Dan Nicholls. 

 

 

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Is Brexit stirring troubles for Northern Ireland?

Northern Ireland has been an FDI hotspot over the past decade, but is facing the prospect of the return of a physical border with Ireland to its south in the wake of the UK's Brexit referendum. Jacopo Dettoni looks into how the country is preparing for this possibility. 

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Raising Hull: how culture and investment are resurrecting an English city

The once-prosperous port city of Hull in eastern England has suffered numerous setbacks over the past few decades, resulting in social and economic problems. However, as Richard Gardham discovers, its status as the UK’s City of Culture for 2017, and a $420m investment from engineering giant Siemens to build a wind turbine production plant, have given the city genuine reasons for optimism

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London still reigns among IFCs... but for how long?

London has long been first choice in Europe for financial services firms to headquarter. Since the Brexit vote, however, global banks are choosing to relocate some or all of their operations to centres such as Dublin and Frankfurt – so where does this leave the UK capital? 

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Viewpoint: A five-point M&A plan for UK companies during Brexit

Although Brexit has raised short-term concerns over FDI flows, the UK economy’s compelling pro-business characteristics should see flows continue at a robust rate. The recent dip in overseas buying of UK companies is also likely to be short-term, though businesses seeking overseas buyers should present the best case to attract foreign corporate suitors, says Lord Leigh of Hurley.

UK commercial property investment up on 2016 in H1

A report by Savills shows UK commercial property sector in general good health but warns six sectors, including retail warehouses and regional offices, could feel pressure on yields. Louis Bearn reports.

Will the UK find post-Brexit prosperity along China’s One Belt One Road?

As the UK prepares for life outside the EU, China’s One Belt One Road infrastructure programme offers many opportunities. The UK's language, law and learning gives the country an advantage but it must move quickly, says InvestUK’s Rupert Gather. 

Survey reveals investor optimism over post-Brexit UK business

Asset Match survey demonstrates investor confidence in the UK’s business climate post-Brexit, but little faith in prime minister Theresa May

BrickVest: UK still hot for property investment

Investment platform survey show that Brexit uncertainty is doing little to dent investor confidence in UK property

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Scoring conversions: what the NFL's London experience can mean for FDI

In an effort to expand its global popularity, the NFL now plays a number of games every year in London. While the move is widely deemed a success when it comes to attendance numbers, what is less heralded but of huge value is the opportunity it presents the cities of the teams playing to showcase themselves to would-be investors, as Courtney Fingar discovers.

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