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Lotus saved by Chinese firm Geely

Professor David Bailey on Chinese firm Geely taking over Lotus

University of Birmingham is launching a new campus in Dubai

University of Birmingham to launch Middle East campus

Edgbaston institute will expand its global reach by opening new hub in Dubai alongside other universities

Guo Guangchang, the new owner of Wolves

The Rich List 2017 reflects much investment from the Chinese

Chinese investment in the West Midlands brings a new focus to this year's Birmingham Post Rich List - which is £8 billion more wealthy than 2016 

Guo Guangchang the chairman of Fosun International Limited and owner of Wolverhampton Wanderers with Jeff Shi of Fosun International Limited and Wolverhampton Wanderers

Rich List 2017: No.1 - Guo Guangchang

The new owner of Wolverhampton Wanderers has topped the list on his debut entry - and has plans to get the club back in the top flight of football

Lord Bamford

Rich List 2017: No.2 - Lord Bamford and family

The pro-Brexit JCB boss is confident about opening new markets after missing out on this year's top ranking in the Birmingham Post Rich List

Guochuan Lai - picture courtesy of West Bromwich Albion

Rich List 2017: No.3 - Guochuan Lai

The new owner of West Bromwich Albion is the second Chinese businessman to make the list and pledges solid support to the football club

Dr Tony Xia, Chairman of Aston Villa.

Rich List 2017: No.6 - Dr Tony Xia

The new owner of Aston Villa is our third Chinese new entrant and sees the club once more featured in the Rich List after Randy Lerner's departure last year

Birmingham City FC

Rich List 2017: No.15 - Paul Suen Cho Hung

Blues owner is a new entry to the Rich List with a £450 million fortune

Rich List 2017: No.=41 - Simon Preedy and family

Leading manufacturer family has seen its fortunes drop by £20 million and Rich List ranking slip nine places

Donald Trump

Latest Trump Tweets leave automakers scratching heads again

The new president-elect's tweets show something of a lack of understanding of the modern auto industry

Jaguar Land Rover's promising future but more is needed

This was the firm's seventh successive year of sales growth

Aston Villa welcomed a new chairman in January....for a little while at least

Review of 2016 - January: UCB expansion, new Villa chairman and Cadbury tax

Our Review of the Year kicks off with the news that University College Birmingham was planning a major expansion of its campus in the Jewellery Quarter and a prominent businessman joined the Villa board

Birmingham City FC

Birmingham City targets online games and Chinese markets with new funding

Club's new owner Trillion Trophy provides £26m loan so Blues can explore new ways of generating revenue

West Bromwich Albion are the third West Midlands club to be acquired by Chinese investors

Opinion: China wants to be football superpower on back of our clubs

Dr Kurt Yang Liu from Birmingham Business School discusses the obvious appeal of English and European football clubs to Chinese investors

Guochuan Lai has bought West Bromwich Albion

Chinese entrepreneur Guochuan Lai buys West Bromwich Albion

Baggies become the third West Midlands club in the space of just a few months to be acquired by Chinese investors

Land Rover Discovery Sport

New models power JLR sales growth

Professor David Bailey on the growth of Jaguar Land Rover's retail sales figures

Mercedes-Benz Birmingham is one of nine sites acquired by Asian investors

Mercedes-Benz sells Birmingham dealerships to Asian investors

Hong Kong-based Lei Shing Hong buys up four West Midlands sites as part of nine-strong acquisition - its first venture into the UK

Aston Villa have been taken over by a Chinese investor

Aston Villa bought by Chinese businessman in £60m deal

Villa confirm that Tony Jiantong Xia will take over the reigns at relegated club with grand ambition to return it to European football

Steel: A good first step, but Government must steel itself for further action

David Bailey on the progress still needed on the ‘5 Asks’ for the UK steel industry

Volkswagen Scirocco R

Test Drive: VW Scirocco rocks with a simple, understated style

The VW Scirocco R offers superb handling with a choice of comfort, normal and sport modes.


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