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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.

George Osborne

Chancellor's vision for West Midlands economy

George Osborne's balancing act to revive West Midlands' economic fortunes.

David Bailey

David Bailey: Europe's car market continues to edge upwards as Eurozone stagnates

Europe's auto industry has been badly damaged by the ongoing fallout from the global financial crisis and credit crunch.

Lasan chef director Aktar Islam and property developer Anthony McCourt outside 130 Colmore Row where Lasan is opening a new venture

Lasan Group expands with 130 Colmore Row deal

Team behind the award-winning restaurant are preparing to launch their latest venture in the heart of the city's business district

Vice-mayor of Ningbo, Wang Jianhou, at the China-Britain Business Council's SME China Forum at Villa Park

China trade links not just vital for 'big boys' businesses told

Delegation from nation's 33rd largest city Ningbo headed to Birmingham to boost trade with the city.

From left: International footballer Fan Zhiyi, chief executive of XPro Geoff Scott, Birmingham Lord Mayor Shafique Shah and James Wong, onwer of Chung Ying restaurant

Chung Ying Central hosts Shanghai team Clever FC

Chinese party visits Birmingham ahead of charity match at Ricoh Arena during history tour of UK

Birmingham Airport which has just recorded its busiest ever month

Birmingham Airport records busiest month in 75-year history

Another record breaker for Midland transport hub as Toulouse and Milan prove popular destinations

Andrew Whitehead: Manufacturing an argument for the Scottish independence debate

Would a 'Yes' vote in Scotland enhance or reduce the manufacturing sector in the country and the UK as a whole?  

Yaoguo Chen and Jie Wu drove from China in a 'Maxus' van based on a Birmingham-made LDV van.

Couple drive LDV Maxus van from Shanghai to Birmingham to bring it 'home'

Yaoguo Chen and Jie Wu drove from China in a 'Maxus' van based on a Birmingham-made LDV van.

UKTI and China

China exports from West Midlands accounts for half of entire country's

More export growth as the region overtakes the East to become England's second-largest exporter in the second quarter

China flag

Mike Loftus: How TV's Blue Peter is thwarting Anglo-Chinese trade relations 

Blue Peter may have left a couple of generations of us so daunted by the  rigour of Chinese etiquette and protocol that we hesitate to try and do business there.

Russell Walker, managing director of Atwell International which has secured a new £600,000 funding package from Santander

Santander backs Atwell International with £600,000 funding deal

Worcestershire manufacturing group will use new capital to expand in Asia, Europe and North American markets

CGI of the new HydraForce factory at the Advanced Manufacturing Hub

HydraForce's expansion means hundreds of new jobs

Hydraulic firm announces work will start on new manufacturing hub in Aston next month

Mike Loftus

Mike Loftus: Do the numbers add up for either Beijing or the Bank of England?

Maybe you are one of those people who is more than a bit suspicious about some of those stunning economic numbers that emerge from China.

Record July at Birmingham Airport

Passenger numbers surpass the one-million mark for first time since August 2013

Mike Loftus

Framed In the cross hairs of the People's Liberation Artists - the very people who paint the town red in Beijing

The one big thing that I thought I knew was that the PLA was the largest organisation in the world - in manpower terms totalling up to about 2.3 million people.

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