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Global trade loses momentum: World Bank

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. 

Medtech M&As peak in 2014: GlobalData

There was a record number of mergers and acquisitions in the medical device industry in 2014, according to a report by consulting firm, GlobalData.

UK SMEs increasing international activity

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 FDI in Australian IT on the rise

UK-based investment into the Australian software and IT services sector increased steadily between 2012 and 2014.

UK pledges £5.9bn to R&D

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.

Derby expected to get an FDI boost

The Infinity Park enterprise zone in Derby has been granted enterprise zone status, which is expected to boost its attractiveness to investors.

What now for English LEPs

After the referendum: what now for English LEPs?

Following the rejection of independence in the Scottish referendum in September 2014, the promises made to Scotland regarding further devolution have led English regions to demand the same. Roz Hanna speaks to investment agencies and LEPs in some key UK regions to see if the prospect of further devolved powers can help in their bid to attract FDI.

Old York gains a modern edge

Old York gains a modern edge

York is one of the most picturesque places in the UK, attracting tourists in their millions. However, there is more to the city than its heritage – it excels in the bio, financial and transport technology industries – and a soon-to-be-opened business park near the rail station will mean that those flocking to York will not necessarily be doing so to take photographs.

China, the UK and Germany lead investor attractiveness ranking: DCI

China, the UK and Germany emerged as the most attractive locations for investors in a survey by US-based location marketing firm, Development Counsellors International.

Start-ups cities index ranks UK destinations

According to the start-up cities index 2014, compiled by entrepreneur platform Startups, aside from London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Bristol are the leading locations for new businesses in the country.

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