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Second guessing the president of China

Mike Loftus has been impressed by Chinese delegates' willingness to embrace the West Midlands and the wider UK - could we do with some of the same?

City council leader Sire Albert Bore is keen to further Birmingham's links with China

Sir Albert Bore keen to build on China links

City council leader addressed EU President Jean-Claude Juncker and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during speech at conference in Brussels

Rowan Crozier from Brandauer

From Victorian nib maker to an engineering powerhouse

Family firm proves moving with the times is key to survival in the face of competition

Historic end of the road for Goodyear tyre manufacturing in the region

Goodyear has eyed a move away from the UK for a while despite more recent battles with China and sterling, argues David Bailey

Lord Heseltine

Lord Heseltine calls on council leaders to embrace elected mayor plan

The former Conservative minister, who is now a passionate advocate for devolution, made the call while addressing the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership’s annual conference

Four generations of the Range Rover line up together

Range Rover celebrates 45 years

Now in its fourth generation the vehicle proved a ground-breaker for Land Rover when it was launched in 1970

A Land Rover Series II once owned by Spencer Wilkes at the Land Rover Heritage Driving Centre

Land Rover Heritage Driving Experience offers a hand-on journey through car-maker's history

The Land Rover Heritage Driving Experience has joined a similar Jaguar operation at JLR's customer test facility at the former Prodrive proving ground at Fen End

Forget parochial rivalries - grasp the elected mayor and the billions to go with it

The pitiful devolution deal a result of fear and tribalism by our council leaders

Jaguar XEs rolling off the production line in Solihull

Jaguar Land Rover breaks new profits records with £2.6bn announcement

Manufacturer says record profits mark fifth successive year of ‘solid growth, robust financial results and continuous investment in its future'

Midland businessman Raymond Liu

Chinese super-rich to visit vast Birmingham regeneration schemes

Delegation has been organised by Midland businessman Raymond Liu

Trade and Industry Minister Francis Maude

Francis Maude unveils plans to get Britain exporting

Mr Maude revealed a determined drive to see British exports reach £1 trillion by 2020, as well as an effort to see the number of UK firms exporting increase from 200,000 to 300,000

General Election 2015: A disunited kingdom?

What last week's general election did expose was that the UK seems to be a more fragmented place than ever.


Chinese investors' plan to fund major Birmingham regeneration schemes

Consortium plans to filter capital from the super-rich of China and Taiwan into property, infrastructure and energy schemes

Alycidon Capital's founder and managing director Mark Hodgkins (left) welcomes chief operating officer Alistair Macleod

Alycidon Capital appoints chief operating officer

Alycidon is located in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and is headed up by co-founder and managing director Mark Hodgkins

Range Rover Evoque - the Prime Minister has vowed to stamp down on copycats after a key case involving JLR

Cameron: Chinese rip-offs are top of my list if elected

Far Eastern copycat of Range Rover's Evoque is 'just not acceptable' says PM during visit to Longbridge

David White, partner at Grant Thornton in Birmingham

Grant Thornton advises game publisher Miniclip on Chinese deal

Grant Thornton worked closely with Miniclip’s Craig Dixon, chief financial officer and Robert Small, chief executive officer and co-founder on the deal

A slight rebrand for Birmingham Airport could be a way to lure US passengers, according to its chief executive

'Shakespeare's Airport' could help Birmingham crack US market

Rebrand for Birmingham Airport is not such a daft idea says chief executive Paul Kehoe following similar ploy to woo Chinese visitors

LandWind X7

Jaguar Land Rover may have to live with Evoque 'copycat'

The Midland car-maker had pledged to take legal action against Chinese car-maker LandWind over its proposed X7 model, which Land Rover bosses said bears a striking resemblance to the Range Rover Evoque

Election 2015: The economic realities of Election 2015

In every election voters are asked to make their decision based on the economic record of the incumbent - in this case a coalition - government or that offered by an alternative party.

MG's new SUV, which is set to make its debut in China as the GTS this spring

No MG sports car in the pipeline as firm instead focuses on SUV arrival

MG Motor UK's marketing chief says a sports car is still some way off but did not rule out future development


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