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Lord Whitby in China with Covpress

Covpress illustrates why Chinese growth is unstoppable

Jon Griffin visits China to see the opening a major new factory b engineering firm Covpress

A Chinese link-up paying off for Midland engineering

Business columnist Jon Griffin is in China with a delegation from Midland engineering firm Covpress

Future has never looked so bright for Covpress after link-up

Dongying prepared to play host to a historic factory opening which marks the latest milestone in UK-Chinese trade relations.

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Lord Whitby in China with Covpress

Covpress illustrates why Chinese growth is unstoppable

Jon Griffin visits China to see the opening a major new factory b engineering firm Covpress

A Chinese link-up paying off for Midland engineering

Business columnist Jon Griffin is in China with a delegation from Midland engineering firm Covpress

Future has never looked so bright for Covpress after link-up

Dongying prepared to play host to a historic factory opening which marks the latest milestone in UK-Chinese trade relations.

Cadbury factory in Bournville

Cadbury progress under Mondelez should give other Midlands firms confidence

The region’s other manufacturing businesses should take note and encouragement from what Cadbury's American parent company is achieving.

Supporters of Alexis Tsipras, leader of Syriza, gather during a rally outside Athens University Headquarters following its victory in the Greek election

The Greek election - what are the repercussions?

The victory by anti-austerity party Syriza will see Alexis Tsipras lead Syriza on the promise it will renegotiate the terms of the bailout Greece has received

A printing plate fitted to a cylinder of a rotary press during printing at Thomson Newspapers London Office circa 1950.

Murder trials, cheap suits and a hotline to a bygone era

The passing of former Birmingham Post crime reporter Harry Hawkes at the age of 86 marks another severance of a link to an era routinely viewed as a golden age for newspaper journalism.

General business

Time for real change to address inequality

Frequently change is driven by a plethora of headlines based on reports based on data showing why it should happen.

John Clancy

Birmingham doesn't always have to go for the bull's eye to win

Rebalancing the economy of the UK has become the new orthodoxy among all political parties. Rebalancing back towards more manufacturing, certainly.

PFA chief Gordon Taylor was one of several people apologising this week

No apology for being sick of apologies

The culture of mob rule via social media is starting to irk Birmingham Post columnist Jon Griffin

General business

Examining the productivity dilemma

Contained within the Office for Budget Responsibility's analysis of last December's Autumn Statement there is an assumption that productivity will rise steadily to reach 2% by 2019.

The Jaguar C-X17 SUV concept

Jaguar steps up the Pace

The firm has already invested £1.5 billion in the Solihull plant to enable it to increase production and said this week its workforce there had almost doubled over the past three years to around 9,500

New York Stock Exchange

The future could be mediocre without some radical thinking

Some experts are already signalling that markets could crash this year, with professional investors heading for the exit

A rally in Victoria square for Rover workers after company's collapse.

Dickens of delays as the little men lose out yet again

For the uninitiated, iSoft became a byword in Birmingham and further afield for a financial morass.

David Bailey

UK car sales boom in 2014, set to peak in 2015?

The surge in UK car sales last year even caught the Society of Motor Manufacturers (SMMT) on the hop, and it had to raise its forecast for 2014 sales growth from 6% to 8%. Even that was eventually surpassed.

General business

Andrew Whitehead: It's beginning to look a lot like biomass

Drax Power is the operator of the second largest coal power station in Europe, and has an ambitious corporate strategy, based on gradually converting a number of its generating units to become predominantly a biomass-fuelled power generator reliant on wood pellets in place of coal.

General business

Prince Charles re-enters the planning debate

Planning is about building quality places for us all. I remain concerned that the present planning agenda is neglecting issues of affordability, environmental and social justice and we urgently need to have planning principles that are inclusive and egalitarian.

David Bailey

Another blow for Rolls-Royce workers at Ansty

It's correct to say that Rolls-Royce faces a number of major headwinds in terms of military defence expenditure cuts, a perceived global slowdown, appreciating currency, and sanctions on Russia which will impact on its business there.

General business

Peru Climate Change conference - limited actions but acronyms aplenty

This latest climate change get-together in Peru has been criticized for its carbon intensity; countless air miles and hotels, fleets of buses to drive everyone around and diesel generators to power the conference venue.

People high street shopping.

High Streets need little guys for the spice of life

Most High Streets across Britain are dominated by national chains, pushing out the smaller independent shops.

Lord Bhattacharyya

Industrialist's claims on JLR pay talks were just another stumbling block

Jaguar Land Rover management and unions this week reached a new two-year pay deal, with a rise of 4.5 per cent in the first year of a two-year deal, plus a bonus payment of £825 per worker.

Videos & Photos

New £40m Birmingham Conservatoire plans set for approval

Richard Canner, President, Birmingham and Edgbaston Debating Society; with Ken Wilkinson, President 60 years ago, attending the Birmingham and Edgbaston Debating Society's monthly meeting at Edgbaston Golf Club.

Birmingham and Edgbaston Debating Society meeting goes with a swing at golf club

US ban on Cadbury imports prompts Hershey's protest

In This Week's Paper

Journalists

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