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09:53, 19 DEC 2016
RBS Regional Growth Tracker reveals 2014 was a success for UK regions
Despite the slowdown, economists at the bank estimated growth for many regions was at or above their historical average
Birmingham branch of NatWest gives bright sparks chance to grow businesses
Eighty entrepreneurs have set up home in the heart of NatWest's Birmingham headquarters in a partnership aiming to produce the successful firms of tomorrow.
Business of Sport
Will BT rip Six Nations away from BBC's grasp?
The new four-year contract, worth £40 million a year, runs until 2017, but since the BBC and Home Nations agreed this deal, BT Sport has emerged as a serious, cash-rich player in the sports rights field.
£600m Snow Hill Masterplan to transform Birmingham business district
Ambitious proposals for acres of office space, new homes and major transport shake-up to create “Birmingham’s Canary Wharf”
Irwin Mitchell advises Redditch pharmaceutical firm Lexon on Norchem acquisition
The family-run business, which has a turnover of £150 million and employs over 400 members of staff, purchased the Norchem group of companies for an undisclosed sum
Grant Thornton appoints associate director to advisory team
Mr Dyke returns to Grant Thornton’s Midlands’ advisory team following five years at Royal Bank of Scotland
Rockspring buys NatWest Tower on Colmore Row in long-awaited deal
Investment firm Rockspring has bought the Colmore Row building – which has been vacant for a decade – and is expected to oversee one of the city’s most central office developments
Start-up scheme Entrepreneurial Spark expands in Birmingham
Entrepreneurial Spark, founded two-and-a-half years ago in Scotland, is launching in six UK cities, in partnership with NatWest
Entrepreneurial Spark programme launches in Birmingham in partnership with NatWest
Entrepreneurial Spark, founded two-and-a-half years ago in Scotland, is set to launch in eight UK cities in partnership with NatWest
Do not believe the rumours - our banks are open for business
Barclays launched its Accelerator initiative to offer a three-month start-up programme for new businesses.
Supermarket giants have only themselves to blame for decline
Retail giants Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons and Asda have forgotten what made them successful in the first place, and are ignoring the needs of the customer.
MCD directors insist it is business as usual despite liquidating ten companies
Company behind Derwent Foundry and Edgbaston Square projects says receiver appointed as part of an agreement with RBS
Andrew Whitehead: Why no one is banking on Scottish independence
The UK, including Scotland, undoubtedly has a large and successful financial service industry, respected across the world.
Regions continue recovery according to RBS
The bank's tracker, which looked at growth in the second quarter of 2014, says all nine English regionals have posted growth
Capt Mainwaring - and a vanished world of principle
The latest scandal to engulf the UK banking industry emerged in the shape of the £218 million fine dished out to Lloyds over the rate-rigging scandal.
RBS backs Cavalier deal
Birmingham invoice finance and corporate banking teams back bathroom furniture firm buyout
NutraHealth secures multi-million pound finance package from RBS
Vitamin and supplement company looking to ramp up overseas operations with new funding
Property consultancy GVA announces merger plans with Bilfinger
Consultancy founded in Birmingham almost 200 years ago to join real estate arm of global engineering group
Vote for your favourite movie to watch outdoors at this year's Brindleyplace Film Festival
Last year’s festival attracted more than 12,000 visitors, making it Brindleyplace’s most successful event to date
£135m refinancing at Fort Dunlop firm Urban Splash
The firm has also agreed a joint venture with London property group Pears, covering 35 Urban Splash properties
Chamber boss Jerry Blackett: No reason for Cadbury shareholders to back Kraft bid
The chief executive of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce has said there would be no reason for Cadbury shareholders to accept a takeover bid by rival Kraft – but defended part-nationalised Royal Bank of Scotland’s role in the bid.