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Browne Jacobson team advises Concentric Pumps on acquisition of GKN Sinter Metals de Argentina

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Concentric is a manufacturer of technology oil pumps, water pumps, fuel pumps and hydraulic systems

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Alternatively powered cars: Hybrids - not electrics - lead the charge

At the moment everyone seems to be waiting for a 'game changer' in terms of a big breakthrough in battery technology which could see consumers switch over in a big way.

Birmingham hotel rooms perform poorly in trivago ranking

The hotel comparison site trivago’s Reputation Ranking 2015 survey, which ranks 100 global destinations according to the reputation of their hotels, was based on over 140 million online reviews

Architect Steve Purvis, who designed a £300 million factory making automotive parts in Shangdong, China

Why the West Midlands has designs on China

Business correspondent Jon Griffin toured China as part of a business delegation from the region - and found a host of West Midlanders making it big in the Far East.

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Birmingham Airport comes out in favour of Gatwick expansion

Birmingham Chamber joins with city's airport to back Gatwick, claiming expanding Heathrow could hit regions

Surge Orchestra - 20 jazz musicians form together for mac Birmingham concert

Composer and band leader Sid Peacock h has a debut concert at mac Birmingham with his newly assembled jazz orchestra

Lord Whitby in China with Covpress

Covpress illustrates why Chinese growth is unstoppable

Jon Griffin visits China to see the opening a major new factory b engineering firm Covpress

A Chinese link-up paying off for Midland engineering

Business columnist Jon Griffin is in China with a delegation from Midland engineering firm Covpress

Covpress' £300m Chinese venture launches to Far East fanfare

Engineering company aims to create 'best press-shop in the world' as it targets expansion following 2013 takeover

Future has never looked so bright for Covpress after link-up

Dongying prepared to play host to a historic factory opening which marks the latest milestone in UK-Chinese trade relations.

£300m Covpress China factory is blueprint for future - Lord Whitby

A West Midlands trade delegation is in China forging links and laying the groundwork for greater co-operation with the economic powerhouse. Business writer Jon Griffin reports from Dongying

Shabir and Afzal Alimahomed

Rich List 2015: No.42 Afzal and Shabir Alimahomed

Entrepreneurial brothers brought the Euro Packaging business back into their ownership after selling to private equity

A 1956 Rover 90

Is the world ready for the Rover's return?

Speculation is rife the once-proud Midland brand could return after its collapse ten years ago. Enda Mullen talks to experts about whether it could ever happen

Michael Fabricant

MPs opposing HS2 call for taxpayers referendum

The House of Commons will debate and vote on the proposal, which is backed by Staffordshire MP Michael Fabricant (Con, Lichfield)

Sao Paolo in Brazil is an emerging place to do business

Brazil business hub to get more manufacturers exporting to growth nation

The Brazil Business Hub aims to be a “one-stop shop” offering firms a range of support to drum up business in the world’s seventh largest economy.

Birmingham could benefit from the capital's property bubble

Birmingham 'offering strong alternative' to London property bubble

Marketing Birmingham chief says city's rising GVA and redevelopment projects are creating sustainable investment opportunities for global companies

The Jaguar C-X17 SUV concept

Jaguar steps up the Pace

The firm has already invested £1.5 billion in the Solihull plant to enable it to increase production and said this week its workforce there had almost doubled over the past three years to around 9,500

The skyline of Birmingham

Birmingham business facts: 20 things you didn't know about city's private sector

Birmingham has been named in a list of the top 20 cities in Europe for business travel. Here, we look at 20 facts you might not know about business in the city

Inside Jaguar Land Rover's Engine Manufacturing Centre at i54

Jaguar Land Rover unveils record 2014 as China sales soar

The West Midlands’ biggest manufacturer sold 462,678 vehicles around the world last year, which represented its fifth successive year of growth in sales

Phil Burns, managing partner of Clearwater International

Clearwater celebrates a strong 2014

The year saw the creation of the firm from the merger of Clearwater Corporate Finance in the UK with organisations in Spain, Portugal and Denmark - as well as entering into a strategic alliance with Chinese investment bank Interchina

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