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CGI of the Left Bank development looking across Broad Street with Big Bite on the left

Left Bank scheme for hotel and apartments on Broad Street gets go-ahead

Permission granted for 22-storey apartment block next to 18-storey hotel despite concerns about noise levels

4,500 jobs as West Midlands sees most foreign investment in a decade

Neil Rami, chief executive of Marketing Birmingham
The region recorded 65 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects across the year, which represented an increase of 38 per cent on 2013 figures

Wesleyan director Ahmed Farooq takes over as BPS Birmingham chair

Mr Farooq has taken on the role at BPS, which represents the professional and financial services sector in Greater Birmingham

Karaoke Box and Rub Smokehouse heading to Birmingham's Broad Street

Broad Street in Birmingham
The pair have taken the final two units at the Regency Wharf leisure scheme off the popular nightspot

The West Brom building society reveals best post-recession results

West Brom building society
The society’s results for the financial year ended March 31 saw substantial growth in residential mortgage lending, with pre-tax profits of £12.4 million

Business In Pictures

CGI of the Left Bank development looking across Broad Street with Big Bite on the left

Left Bank scheme for hotel and apartments on Broad Street gets go-ahead

Permission granted for 22-storey apartment block next to 18-storey hotel despite concerns about noise levels

Emma Shipp and Andy Raynor of Shakespeare Martineau

Law firms Shakespeares and SGH Martineau will merge in June

The new firm, which will have a combined turnover of £75 million and employ 900 people, will be known as Shakespeare Martineau

City of Colours festival launches Kickstarter campaign

Birmingham street art by Gent48
Team behind popular street art event is hoping to raise £15,000 to put towards running costs of festival in Digbeth which last year attracted 9,000 people
David Bailey

Austerity hasn't worked

If the polls are to be believed, the General Election is heading for pretty much a dead heat, with days if not weeks of wrangling ahead before a workable coalition – or even minority – government is in place.

Wasps chief causes buzz with £35m funds-raiser

Charlie Austin and Armand Traore - part of QPR’s £75.3 million wage bill
Premiership rugby giants become the first sports club in Britain to issue a retail bond on London Stock Exchange
Raj Rana, founder of Itihaas Restaurant

Itihaas creates own craft beer with Lion Heart brewery

Raj Rana, managing director of Itihaas Group, joined forces with the Lion Heart brewery in Coventry, and the partnership has resulted in Sambha IPA

Alistair MacDonald QC

Alistair MacDonald QC appointed as High Court Judge

Mr MacDonald will take the customary oath of allegiance and the judicial oath at a swearing-in ceremony before the Lord Chief Justice on June 3 at the Royal Courts of Justice

The old ABC cinema in New Street and Ethel Street in Birmingham city centre.

Hidden Spaces: The old ABC on New Street and Birmingham's lost traces of cinema heritage

The origins of the Odeon chain, one of the largest cinema chains in Europe, trace back to Birmingham

Mazars' Birmingham partner Ian Holder

Mazars merges with Roever Broenner Susat

As a result the accountancy firm has set up a ‘German desk’ to advise companies seeking to expand in Germany

Videos & Photos

CGI of the Left Bank development looking across Broad Street with Big Bite on the left

Left Bank scheme for hotel and apartments on Broad Street gets go-ahead

Neil Rami, chief executive of Marketing Birmingham

4,500 jobs as West Midlands sees most foreign investment in a decade

Broad Street in Birmingham

Karaoke Box and Rub Smokehouse heading to Birmingham's Broad Street

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Graeme Brown
Regional Head of Business
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Cillian O’ Brien
Business Reporter
Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
Alison Jones
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Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor