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Work visas versus protectionism: the winners and losers

As global business takes stock of Brexit and headline-grabbing US policy decisions, working visas are ripe for reform. Some countries are already benefiting, as Erika Morphy reports.

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UK dependencies and territories ride out Brexit worries

UK dependencies such as the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey and the British overseas territory of Gibraltar are already feeling the impact of the 2016 Brexit referendum. So far, however, all are reporting greater interest from investors since last June, writes Wendy Atkins.

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Chief minister explains why Brexit will not rock Gibraltar

Although Gibraltar voted overwhelmingly to remain in the EU in the 2016 UK referendum, the British overseas territory pragmatically prepared in advance for a Brexit outcome, says chief minister Fabian Picardo. He tells Wendy Atkins why he is optimistic about future opportunities.

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Brexit, the UK and FDI: one year on

FDI into the UK has dropped in the year since the Brexit referendum. Jacopo Dettoni assesses how foreign and outward-looking domestic businesses are coping with the uncertainty that the vote has created.

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Inside fDi: A 2016 survival guide, FDI-style

The latest fDi Report, examining crossborder statistics and trends from 2016, tells a largely positive story for global greenfield investment. However, as Courtney Fingar explains, the more tumultuous events of the year may take some time to show their full impact.

UK less attractive for wealth funds post-Brexit

The UK’s scheduled departure from the EU has dented its popularity with sovereign wealth funds, according to Invesco. Natasha Turak reports.

Basque businesses eye a post-Brexit UK

Spain’s Basque Country is taking steps to cement links with the UK, the fourth biggest market for its services

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West Midlands makes the most of manufacturing advantage

The West Midlands region has a strong reputation for manufacturing, with the likes of Jaguar Land Rover and Rolls-Royce among its satisfied customers. However, this cluster now faces new challenges, such as catering to advanced manufacturing demands and adjusting to a post-Brexit landscape. Jacopo Dettoni surveys the scene.

Inside fDi: the power of the passport

Break out the warm beer and fish and chips, Courtney Fingar is a British citizen. However, she writes, the move was motivated by the uncertainty created by Brexit – concerns that will be echoed by a number of foreign companies that have invested in the UK.

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Birmingham builds for HS2 bonanza

A number of office developments have popped up around Birmingham and the West Midlands in recent years as companies become increasingly tempted by the area’s young, skilled workforce and lower costs. Now, with the launch of HS2 fixed firmly on the horizon, the region’s offering looks set to become even more enticing. Jacopo Dettoni reports.

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