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Scotland's plans for economic independence

Scotland is looking ahead to independence from the rest of the UK, with plans to capitalise on scientific achievements and innovations. 

Skills shortage in the UK's life sciences sector: Hays

A survey by global recruiting group Hays has found that the UK's life sciences sector is experiencing a serious skills shortage.

Optimism up among UK manufacturers: CBI

A recent survey by UK-based business lobbying organisation CBI shows optimism among the country's manufacturers to be at a four-decade high.

Why UK LEPs must blow their own trumpets

Why UK LEPs must blow their own trumpets

The UK may attract high levels of FDI, but there is an ever greater number of Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) vying for this capital. To succeed in winning it, LEPs must be armed with the right expertise, a clear brand message and, of course, a distinct competitive advantage.

Essex appeal

Essex: home of entrepreneurs

The UK county of Essex is leveraging its skilled workforce, entrepreneurial culture and proximity to London to forge ties with foreign investors. 

SME attraction

SME attraction: turning the newfound love of SMEs into a lasting relationship

With locations around the world falling for the charms of SMEs, Michal Kaczmarski looks at the innovative ways in which IPAs are attracting and nurturing smaller business, and assesses benefits they receive as the SMEs blossom into something much more lucrative.

View from Europe: the importance of retail

The retail industry is getting greater recognition and support from European governments, and with increasing crossborder activity, retail FDI is now the talk of the town.

UK acquisitions down in 2013

There was a dramatic decrease in the number of acquisition deals closed by UK companies in 2013, compared with 2012, according to the Office for National Statistics.

London leading European destination for FDI in 2013

London was the most attractive destination for European FDI in 2013, with more than double the number of projects as second placed Paris.

Scotland makes room

Scotland hotel industry set for year in the spotlight

Scotland's already impressive tourist numbers will rise further still in 2014 as the country hosts the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup. Its hotel industry is well prepared to cope with this influx of visitors.

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