At this year's MIPIM event in Cannes, France, fDi spoke to the leaders of five major UK cities – London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leicester and Bristol – to hear about their strategies for promoting their cities to global investors.
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The value of mergers and acquisitions in the UK was up in the first quarter of 2013, compared to the same quarter a year earlier, according to Mergermarket.
A network of businesses is springing up in Newcastle and the north-east of England, catering to the demands of the offshore oil and gas industry. But can the region overcome perceived supply chain shortcomings while addressing a dearth of skilled labour?
A report by global tax advisory, Taxand, shows that most of the tax reforms introduced in 2012 were designed to increase government revenues rather than encourage FDI.
The reputation of European companies when it comes to new medical technologies and the continent's attractive regulatory environment is increasingly causing venture capitalists from the US to steer their investments across the Atlantic.
The rising price of labour is one reason for the decline in automotive manufacturing in the UK in recent years, but this has not stopped Japanese car manufacturer Toyota from increasing its operations in the country. UK deputy managing director Tony Walker explains why such labour costs should not stop the UK from being a successful car producing country.
fDi Magazine tasked a team of investment analysts and experts to assess the performance of the UK's local enterprise partnerships since they replaced the regional development agencies. The results were mixed, with a general feeling that the LEPs still have a lot to learn.
The city of Edinburgh council has announced plans to launch a new programme aimed at attracting foreign investors to Scotland's capital.
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