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Latest Trump Tweets leave automakers scratching heads again

The new president-elect's tweets show something of a lack of understanding of the modern auto industry

Jaguar Land Rover's promising future but more is needed

This was the firm's seventh successive year of sales growth

Aston Villa welcomed a new chairman in January....for a little while at least

Review of 2016 - January: UCB expansion, new Villa chairman and Cadbury tax

Our Review of the Year kicks off with the news that University College Birmingham was planning a major expansion of its campus in the Jewellery Quarter and a prominent businessman joined the Villa board

Birmingham City FC

Birmingham City targets online games and Chinese markets with new funding

Club's new owner Trillion Trophy provides £26m loan so Blues can explore new ways of generating revenue

West Bromwich Albion are the third West Midlands club to be acquired by Chinese investors

Opinion: China wants to be football superpower on back of our clubs

Dr Kurt Yang Liu from Birmingham Business School discusses the obvious appeal of English and European football clubs to Chinese investors

Guochuan Lai has bought West Bromwich Albion

Chinese entrepreneur Guochuan Lai buys West Bromwich Albion

Baggies become the third West Midlands club in the space of just a few months to be acquired by Chinese investors

Land Rover Discovery Sport

New models power JLR sales growth

Professor David Bailey on the growth of Jaguar Land Rover's retail sales figures

Mercedes-Benz Birmingham is one of nine sites acquired by Asian investors

Mercedes-Benz sells Birmingham dealerships to Asian investors

Hong Kong-based Lei Shing Hong buys up four West Midlands sites as part of nine-strong acquisition - its first venture into the UK

Aston Villa have been taken over by a Chinese investor

Aston Villa bought by Chinese businessman in £60m deal

Villa confirm that Tony Jiantong Xia will take over the reigns at relegated club with grand ambition to return it to European football

Steel: A good first step, but Government must steel itself for further action

David Bailey on the progress still needed on the ‘5 Asks’ for the UK steel industry

Volkswagen Scirocco R

Test Drive: VW Scirocco rocks with a simple, understated style

The VW Scirocco R offers superb handling with a choice of comfort, normal and sport modes.

The Shanghai skyline

Birmingham Airport secures two scheduled flights to China

Flights will head out of the city to Beijing and Shanghai from this summer after a deal was struck with Beijing Capital Airlines

What does a steel sector conservatorship need to be successful?

David Bailey and Paul Forrest continue on from their earlier blog to look at what the government will need to do in order for a conservatorship to be successful.

Paul Kehoe, chief executive of Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Post Power 250: Transport

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of transport

Dr Ralf Speth, chief executive of Jaguar Land Rover

Birmingham Post Power 250: Automotive

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of automotive

Tata Steel sell off could impact 1,000 Black Country jobs

Uncertain future for plants as Jaguar Land Rover owner says it wants to exit the UK steel market and launches bid to offload factories here

George Osborne will deliver his latest Budget next week

Osborne's budget raises more questions than it answers

David Bailey on the latest budget issued by Chancellor George Osborne.

£14bn funding bid as Midlands Engine clicks into gear

For the first time ever, the Midlands has come together to showcase investment opportunities to key markets such as China and the US at the MIPIM property conference in Cannes

Exports from the region to China have fallen

West Midlands exports to China plummet

But US provides ally to the region as sales grew from £4.2bn to £5.4bn, making the superpower the best friend of the region's manufacturers

Chinese Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng with Birmingham City Council leader John Clancy

China's commerce minister shown Birmingham regeneration sites in investment-boosting visit

Gao Hucheng will lead a delegation to the city, with ministers hoping to stimulate investment in the region


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