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Sheffield shows its digital talent

Sheffield is famous for a number of reasons, but another may soon need to be added to the list as the city continues to make a name for itself in digital media and the creative industries.

Northern Ireland's delicate development

The Maze Long Kesh development site in Northern Ireland has ambitions to become a centre of excellence for agribusiness and a major event venue. However, within its grounds is the notorious but disused Maze prison, a matter its managers are only too aware needs handling with great sensitivity.

Boris Johnson

UK city leaders share FDI successes

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.

UK-based M&A up in 2013: Mergermarket

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.

Newcastle eyes oil riches

Newcastle eyes oil riches

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? 

Kent restores its FDI appeal

Kent restores its FDI appeal

A series of regeneration projects have helped revitalise the UK county of Kent, with cultural institutions drawing a large stream of visitors and a science park attracting world-class businesses.

Pro-FDI tax reform largely neglected in 2012

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.

Europe takes medtech lead

Stable regulation sees investors eye European medtech sector

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.

Tony Walker, UK deputy managing director, Toyota

Toyota's UK operation turns another corner

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.

Derby moves with the times

Derby mixes old habits with new ideas

Derby was one of the key cities in the UK during the Industrial Revolution, and that spirit has remained as it has set itself as one of the country's hubs for high-tech industries such as automotives and gaming.

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