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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.

UK-based SMEs look to China for growth, says survey

A recent survey of UK-based small and medium-sized enterprises found that such companies view the Chinese market as the most promising source of future growth.

Cardiff continues on progress path

Cardiff continues on progress path

A year after his first visit, Michal Kaczmarski returns to Cardiff Capital Region, tracking the changes in the region's economic development landscape. 

Fintech and legal sectors seek Cardiff connection

Fintech and legal sectors seek Cardiff connection

Emerging business lines such as financial services technology and legal services are increasingly taking advantage of Cardiff’s potential as an investment destination. 

Cardiff companies get students on board

Cardiff companies get students on board

Companies based in Cardiff are overcoming a local shortage of mid-level talent by joining forces to offer a graduate scheme that gives students the right experience while they study. 

Cautious optimism regarding FDI flows: Unctad report

The annual report for 2014 from Unctad was positive about FDI inflows but warned of unequal economic prosperity between developed and developing countries. 

London best for economic opportunities: PWC ranking

The annual Cities of Opportunity Index by consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers ranked London as the leading city.

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