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David Bailey

David Bailey: Europe's car market continues to edge upwards as Eurozone stagnates

Europe's auto industry has been badly damaged by the ongoing fallout from the global financial crisis and credit crunch.

Trevor Law: Invest without emotion for cold, hard cash

General business
For many years academics studying stock markets have been trying to persuade investors that markets are efficient.

Steven McCabe: Scottish referendum's profound implications for the British economy

Prime Minister David Cameron
The issues uppermost in the mind of Prime Minister David Cameron are the consequences of the possibility of a yes vote in the Scottish independence referendum and how to react to the truly shocking events in Iraq.

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David Bailey

David Bailey: Europe's car market continues to edge upwards as Eurozone stagnates

Europe's auto industry has been badly damaged by the ongoing fallout from the global financial crisis and credit crunch.

General business

Trevor Law: Invest without emotion for cold, hard cash

For many years academics studying stock markets have been trying to persuade investors that markets are efficient.

Prime Minister David Cameron

Steven McCabe: Scottish referendum's profound implications for the British economy

The issues uppermost in the mind of Prime Minister David Cameron are the consequences of the possibility of a yes vote in the Scottish independence referendum and how to react to the truly shocking events in Iraq.

Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya

Lord Bhattacharyya: England needs to regain spirit of enterprise

The outcome of the Scottish referendum will have an effect on industrial policy as it will many other aspects of our national life.

Additive Layer Manufacturing (3D Printing) at WMG

John Clancy: Can Birmingham become the 'city of a 1,000 3D printers'?

By being a city driven simply by finance and commerce, service and public sector bases, Birmingham is much more likely to become a city of extreme haves and have-nots.

General business

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.

Birmingham Bach Choir

Review: Birmingham Bach Choir, Symphony Hall

Birmingham Bach Choir delivered one of the most important concerts in its history when it performed the Unfinished Remembering which was commissioned by the choir to mark the outbreak of the the First World War

Stuart Wallace: Fiscal change on the Scottish horizon

Whatever the outcome of the Scottish independence referendum, fiscal change is coming north of the border, argues Stuart Wallace

David Bailey: However Scotland votes, regional devolution should be back on agenda

Regardless of which way the vote falls, the debate of regional devolution must be placed firmly back on the agenda, argues David Bailey

Andrew Whitehead: Shopping for Scottish Independence

Having discussed the energy, education and manufacturing sectors, the senior partner at SGH Martineau turns his attention to the Scottish retail sector and how it could be affected by a Yes vote

Politicians challenged to protect nature

Ahead of the General Election, two of the nation's leading nature conservation bodies are calling for all parties to commit to a Nature and Wellbeing Act - Peter Shirley examines the issues.

The new Jaguar XE

David Bailey: Jaguar Land Rover needs the XE to sell well

Will Jaguar succeed with the new XE saloon and finally challenge a sector dominated by German manufacturers?

Andrew Whitehead: Manufacturing an argument for the Scottish independence debate

Would a 'Yes' vote in Scotland enhance or reduce the manufacturing sector in the country and the UK as a whole?  

General business

Trevor Law: Carry out reviews on outgoings - but with care

An interesting exercise is to count the number of financial services products that you hold.

Business

Fergal Dowling: Growing pains and tackling skills shortage

Companies are still having to deal with significant amounts of red tape and the dangers of being unprepared can be significant.

Customers with their shopping leaving a Tesco store

Chris Game: Tesco tax? Well every little helps

Councils, like many in Europe, should have control over a range of local taxes, including those on supermarkets.

A coding lesson

Jerry Blackett: Why Birmingham will be saying 'hello, world' as digital sector booms

Coding is now commonplace in classrooms, and Birmingham is cashing in on this programming revolution.

Christmas shoppers in Birmingham

Russell Luckock: Christmas 2014 could see a real boost to sales figures

Government figures show the number of start-up businesses is increasing month by month, and Christmas for them could be a welcome bonus.

China flag

Mike Loftus: How TV's Blue Peter is thwarting Anglo-Chinese trade relations 

Blue Peter may have left a couple of generations of us so daunted by the  rigour of Chinese etiquette and protocol that we hesitate to try and do business there.

David Bailey

David Bailey: End of the road for UK new car sales boom?

New car sales are close to record highs and may be peaking, thanks to an avalanche of used cars starting to hit residual values, interest rate rises looming and car makers less inclined to off-load cars in the UK market as European markets pick up.

Videos & Photos

The roof at New Street Station has been completed

New Street Station: new images show completed roof work

The City of Colours festival will make a second outing next year and expand from one day to two

City of Colours street art festival set to double next year

Pictures: Inside Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works

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