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Fall in JLR sales in China dents Tata Motors' Profits

Tata Motors said today that net profit for the last quarter fell by 2%, hit by lower JLR sales in China. This was better than many analysts had expected.

Lord Bamford has been with JCB for more than 50 years

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.1 - Lord Bamford & family

Lord Bamford’s JCB – one of the world’s most famous companies – celebrated 70 years in business in October

Post Rich List 2016

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.32= - Simon Preedy & family

Simon Preedy runs Warwickshire-based Marla Tube Fittings which specialises in metal tube manufacture

John Kelly

Thousands of Birmingham businesses staring down barrel, report reveals

Begbies Traynor’s Red Flag Alert from the last quarter of 2015 shows 4,320 businesses in Birmingham are facing “significant” financial distress

JLR reveals record global sales - despite fall in China

Record figures in UK and Europe boost car giant's global sales - despite fall in Far East

Land Rover at Lode Lane, Solihull.

Record UK sales as Jaguar Land Rover breaks 100,000 barrier

The UK remains the number one market for the car giant after a 22 per cent rise in sales in its home country last year, to 100,787

Changan Automotive is increasing its footprint in the West Midlands

Changan Automotive boosts investment in West Midlands

Jobs boost for the region as firm trebles footprint on Birmingham Business Park after acquiring 80,000 sq ft of offices

Birmingham City University to launch in China

BCU teams up with Wuhan Textile University to open Birmingham Institute of Fashion and Creative Art which is expected to welcome more than 3,500 students over next seven years

From left: Birmingham businessmen James Ng and Anthony McCourt with Far Eastern investors Dr Ching-Chih Chen and Denise Li who met during May to discuss opportunities in the city

Review of 2015 - May: Chinese investment, Felix Dennis' estate and combined authority

In May a delegation of Far East investors revealed they were eyeing projects in Birmingham, the estate of late publisher Felix Dennis was put on sale for £10m and plans started to create a new combined authority

Aston Martin was urged to consider Longbridge for a new factory in April

Review of 2015 - April: Aston Martin factory, John Lewis recruits and 'Shakespeare's Airport'

Luxury car-maker was reported to be eyeing a site in Longbridge for a new factory, John Lewis started massive recruitment drive and Birmingham Airport said it could adopt a new moniker for the US

Aston Martin could be losing interest in Minworth for its new factory

Doubts over Aston Martin plans to build city factory

Car maker rumoured to have gone cold over green belt site in Sutton Coldfield as luxury brand ponders shortlist of four locations to build new factory

The Great Britain Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit this July

Jaguar Land Rover and Silverstone: a marriage made in Britain

The Midland car giant has made an ambitious bid to buy and redevelop the home of the British Grand Prix - our business editor believes it is another sharp move

Jaguar Land Rover's Engine Manufacturing Centre at i54

Jobs boost as Jaguar Land Rover doubles size of engine plant

The car giant said the move would create hundreds of new jobs at the plant at i54 in South Staffordshire

1,000 jobs after CAD CAM Automotive secures £300m boost

The Chinese Red Sun Group is planning to plough £300 million into a West Midlands supply chain firm

Jaguar Land Rover's Castle Bromwich production line

The UK Auto Industry and Europe

Professor David Bailey reflects on the impact of EU membership on the UK's auto industry.

General business

Climate talks - The stage is set

With a sharp focus now on security concerns, the French capital will continue to dominate the headlines, as many world leaders finalise their travels plans and head for the French capital later this month for the COP 21 climate talks in Paris.

The steel industry is in crisis, with thousands of jobs announced at Redcar on Teesside

Firms call for ban on Chinese steel imports

Trade body UK Steel said Business Secretary Sajid Javid should spearhead immediate European action on anti-dumping measures

Chancellor George Osborne

George Osborne urged to show support for the West Midlands with funding

MPs are calling on the Chancellor to ensure the region receives a substantial package of funding allowing investment in transport, training and business support

Claire Digby, director at Digby Stone and David Chance, relationship director at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking

Digby Stone secures funding to build new HQ on four-acre site

Digby Stone built its new headquarters on a four-acre site on Hayseech Road

Birmingham to offer scheduled flights to China

Airport to become the first UK airport to offer a service to Hangzhou


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