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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

Caparo loses 323 staff across the Black Country

Administrator PwC confirms 452 job losses UK wide and the closure of plants in the West Midlands as the steel industry continues to suffer

Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya

Chinese award for Post columnist Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya

Lord Bhattacharyya, chairman of WMG at the University of Warwick, was awarded the first ever National Rainbow Bridge Award

Hundreds of Caparo jobs could be saved as potential buyers step up

More than 45 companies have expressed an interest in acquiring part of the collapsed steel group which fell into administration earlier this month

Flights from Birmingham to Doha will be offered on Qatar Airways' Boeing 787 Dreamliners

New Doha flights as Qatar Airways signs up with Birmingham Airport

Eight flights a week will travel to Hamad International Airport, in the Qatari capital, from next March

Chinese President Xi Jinping

Chinese entrepreneurs hit out at George Osborne for Birmingham snub

The Chancellor has upset Birmingham's Chinese community by diverting their president from Birmingham to Manchester

Britain's steel industry is in crisis

Midlands Steel Taskforce set up over 260,000 job fears

Business leaders, academics and economists will meet to thrash out a strategy to support steel-reliant manufacturers

Chancellor George Osborne, here with Madame Peng Liyuan and Chinese President Xi Jinping, is under fire after diverting this week's Chinese state visit away from Birmingham to Manchester

'George Osborne's got it in for us' say city MPs

Chancellor under fire from Birmingham politicians over apparent snub to the city during this week's visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping

Aston Martin headquarters at Gaydon

£50m China deals for Aston Martin and London Taxi Company

Midland manufacturing pair cash in on Chinese president's visit - even though George Osborne stopped him from coming to the region

Northern Powerhouse fixation makes George Osborne just one more problem for West Midlands

The Chancellor intervened to take the Chinese president to Manchester, not Birmingham, in the latest sign our city is not top of his list

Tax breaks could be handed to steel producers, says Business Secretary Sajid Javid

Business Secretary hints at tax breaks for steel industry

As 1,700 jobs remain under threat in the Midlands following the administration of Caparo, Sajid Javid says tax breaks could be give to steel producers

Chancellor George Osborne, seen here in China last month, has intervened in a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping

Chancellor tells Chinese President to visit Manchester instead of Birmingham

Personal intervention from George Osborne will see President Xi Jinping spend time touring Manchester despite Chinese leader's desire to visit the city


MG could have become a Lotus or Porsche had Alchemy deal gone through

That’s the verdict of automotive author Mike Gould, who has published a new book on the final chapter in the Rover story


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