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Peru Climate Change conference - limited actions but acronyms aplenty

This latest climate change get-together in Peru has been criticized for its carbon intensity; countless air miles and hotels, fleets of buses to drive everyone around and diesel generators to power the conference venue.

What does the price of oil really tell us?

There may be a temptation to believe that because the price of oil has dropped dramatically since June we will immediately benefit from lower fuel costs, there are negative aspects such as lower inflation and economic growth.

Paul Noon, UKTI's regional director for the West Midlands

West Midlands export growth slows

Sales to foreign shores fall compared to second quarter, but region remains the UK's strongest in terms of growth in the past year

Lord Bhattacharyya

Industrialist's claims on JLR pay talks were just another stumbling block

Jaguar Land Rover management and unions this week reached a new two-year pay deal, with a rise of 4.5 per cent in the first year of a two-year deal, plus a bonus payment of £825 per worker.

Koolmill's rice milling machines in action in China

Koolmill sells rice milling machines to China

Midland company cracks one of the toughest markets for its produce but said difficulties in accessing funds to expand was hitting its plans to establish a manufacturing base here

Range Rover Evoque

Jaguar Land Rover threatens legal action over 'copycat' claims

Midland manufacturer takes on Chinese car-maker LandWind which it says is producing copies of its popular Evoque model

Inside Jaguar Land Rover's Engine Manufacturing Centre at i54

Iconic British brands thrive and drive forward on global stage

Car giant Jaguar Land Rover is sponsoring the manufacturing category at this year's Birmingham Post Business Awards. Here, the car giant looks back at a period of incomparable success

New Peugeot 108

Peugeot Citroen to cut 90 jobs at Coventry HQ

French car making giant Peugeot Citroen is to cut 90 jobs at its Coventry headquarters.

Dudley Yamaha International Piano Competition comes to Symphony Hall

The final of a prestigious piano competition takes place at Symphony Hall on Sunday.

Prime Minister David Cameron chats to Birmingham Airport chief executive Paul Kehoe

Birmingham Airport is going places

The Birmingham Post Business Awards is back and bigger than ever. Sponsor Birmingham Airport explains why it is getting behind the awards

MG3 supermini is helping to turn around the fortunes of MG Motor UK

MG Motor cuts losses as Longbridge turns a corner

Positive news at Birmingham car manufacturer as firm reduces losses to below £1m mark for first time since launch six years

China flag

Winning Chinese Investment - Focusing on scale and proximity might be the keys

Both in the Midlands and across the UK we need to find some means of bulking up materially for the economic relations with Chinese city regions Liam Byrne aspires to be delivered.

Steven McCabe: Existential musings

Human beings have always had a curiosity about what the planets they could actually see consisted of coupled with, I strongly suspect, a belief that other forms of life looking back at them.

UKTI and China

Chinese investors attend Birmingham summit

Dozens of financiers head to Parliament to learn about opportunities in the city

General business

Lawyers - a help or hindrance in tackling Climate Change? - Part 1

Many commercial law firms have specialist energy, environmental and regulatory practices, and benefit a great deal from increased environment compliance activity.

David Hillan, head of corporate tax for Grant Thornton in the West Midlands

Grant Thornton call on Chancellor to help mid-sized businesses

The firm is calling on the Chancellor to announce measures specifically designed to help mid-sized businesses (MSBs) in a bid to boost the UK economy.

David Bailey: Just how far will JLR's drive into China go?

Jaguar Land Rover has opened its new assembly plant in China through a joint venture as it targets a key emerging market for car sales

Fifth Avenue in New York

The state of real estate in the United States. And China. And Birmingham...

Birmingham is starting to see the benefit of Chinese investment in property - but it is very much a global phenomenon

A car production line

David Bailey: Bringing foreign jobs home to the Midlands needs a will and a way

More than £6 billion has been invested by major auto assemblers over the last three years, with more to come in the supply chain.

Fan Zhiyi, International footballer; Birmingham Lord Mayor, Councillor Shafique Shah James Ng, James Wong, Chung Ying Central.

Birmingham restaurant Chung Ying Central welcomes investors and footballers to the city

Shanghai investors and footballers were welcomed to Birmingham during an evening reception hosted by top city Chinese and dim sum restaurant, Chung Ying Central.

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