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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.

Courtney Fingar

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.

john peace

Midlands Engine revs up for trade opportunities

The Midlands Engine is a partnership between government entities and local enterprises in the Midlands region of the UK, created in 2015 to drive economic growth across the region. Courtney Fingar visited the group’s pavilion at the Mipim property fair in March and spoke to chairman Sir John Peace. 

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Belfast’s seven pillars of excellence

After a bumper FDI year, the city of Belfast was out in force at this year’s Mipim real estate conference in Cannes. Cathy Mullan went along to see what the Northern Irish capital was doing to put itself on the map.

US firms consider post-Brexit moves

US companies with UK offices will soon begin assessing whether they should move staff overseas following the UK’s EU exit negotiations, to retain access to Europe. Timothy Conley reports

Weak sterling sparks investment surge in UK property

The depreciation of sterling has made UK real estate very attractive to foreign investors. Courtney Fingar reports.

brindley place

Birmingham’s development journey begins

The West Midlands is gearing up for a new industrial revolution as the labour market picks up and the HS2 rail project gathers steam. Jacopo Dettoni reports.

 

 

Germany and UK leaders fret over potential Opel job cuts

The potential takeover of Opel by France's Groupe PSA could have major ramifications for car manufacturing plants in Germany and the UK.

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French cities eye potential Brexit spoils

More than six months after the Brexit referendum, the precise conditions under which the UK will leave the EU remain unknown. This has not deterred France from going after new business opportunities, however, and investment agencies around the country are working on plans to attract more UK-based companies. Cecile Sourbes reports. 

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