While 2014 was a strong year for mergers and acquisitions, companies are taking a cautious approach to deal making in 2015, according to experts speaking at an M&A Research Centre event held in London in February.
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Speaking at an investment conference in February, Bristol's mayor, George Ferguson, outlined his vision for making Bristol a leading investment destination in the UK.
UK programme looks to draw US tech companies to the "digital capital of Europe".
According to a recent report by law firm Baker & McKenzie, Chinese FDI into Europe hit a record high in 2014.
The hotels and tourism sector has been hit hard by the global financial crisis but, finds Michal Kaczmarski, some companies are still expanding, with opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region proving particularly enticing.
Global trade is slowing down, according to a study by the World Bank, hit by shifting trade patterns, low interest rates and soft commodity prices.
There was a record number of mergers and acquisitions in the medical device industry in 2014, according to a report by consulting firm, GlobalData.
The latest International Trade Monitor survey by Western Union Business Solutions finds an increase in confidence among UK-based small and medium-sized businesses, which will see them increasingly look at opportunities abroad.
UK-based investment into the Australian software and IT services sector increased steadily between 2012 and 2014.
The UK's research and development sector has received a massive boost with the announcement that the government has allocated an extra £5.9bn of funding to the sector.
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