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We must give green light to build James Bond's cars in Birmingham

The Post reveals today that Aston Martin is looking seriously at Sutton Coldfield for a new plant - why our business editor thinks it must happen

Jaguar Land Rover's Castle Bromwich production line

The UK Auto Industry and Europe

Professor David Bailey reflects on the impact of EU membership on the UK's auto industry.

General business

Climate talks - The stage is set

With a sharp focus now on security concerns, the French capital will continue to dominate the headlines, as many world leaders finalise their travels plans and head for the French capital later this month for the COP 21 climate talks in Paris.

A Volkswagen Passat CC car being tested for its exhaust emissions.

The VW scandal has a long way to go

Since the Volkswagen emissions scandal the company has brought in a new CEO, posted its first quarterly loss in 15 years, and has sought pin the blame on a few 'rogue' software engineers.

A Volkswagen Passat CC car being tested for its exhaust emissions

How will Volkswagen restore its reputation after 'dieselgate' scandal?

Professor David Bailey reflects on the recent eruption of Volkswagen's 'dieselgate' scandal

The Uber app being used as the car-sharing service.

When is a meter not a meter?

The High Court has handed down a declaratory judgment, in proceedings brought by regulator Transport for London and the "bête noire" of the black cabs, Uber.

The Green Economy in decline

Midlands-based Mark Group, which until recently was a reputable installer of solar PV panels, was put into receivership earlier this month with over a thousand jobs either lost already or at risk.

Coun Waseem Zaffar has accused Sir Albert Bore of leaving unanswered questions over Service Birmingham

We still need to see the whole Capita Service Birmingham contract

Professor David Bailey calls for greater access and scrutiny of the Capita Service Birmingham contract

A New Street Apple makes for an appealing city core

The world's largest retailer is investing in a part of the city which looked unloved and lacking direction a matter of months ago

Chancellor George Osborne

Birmingham China Business Forum pick up the Chancellor's challenge

Chancellor George Osborne's visit to China shows the opportunities are there but breaking down the doors is still an issue, says Mike Loftus

The Jaguar F-Pace

F-Pace to inject some pace in jaguar sales?

Jaguar Land Rover will be hoping that the new F-Pace model will inject added pace in Jaguar's sales.

Albert Einstein (not Mike Loftus)

Looks like Einstein has views on China's current challenges

Mike Loftus takes a look at the "miracle" of the Chinese economy and how it sits alongside its western counterparts

Land Rover Discovery Sport at the vehicle's launch in Iceland

Jaguar Land Rover's China Syndrome

David Bailey examines the perils facing Jaguar Land Rover in China, one of its most profitable and successful markets

Solar panels against blue sky.

Green tax turns brown

David Cameron's "greenest government ever" paradoxically continues to go about the task of unraveling many of our renewable energy subsidies

Welcome to the West Midlands. From top left, clockwise: Coventry Cathedral, Birmingham's Bullring, Solihull Manor House and the Black Country flag

Get down to business and show some ambition

Paul Faulkner urges those with a vested interest in the West Midlands' political and business worlds to be ambitious in their vision for the new combined authority

Former Labour leader Ed Miliband

Why Labour's electoral dilemma strikes at the heart of the country

Lewis Baston examines Labour's status in the Midlands as the party battles to turn itself around following May's General Election

Don't let big salaries take attention away from the bottom end

Head of business Graeme Brown argues that the fascination with top-level salaries shouldn't detract from the real issues at the bottom end of the pay scale

Hitting the right notes in our duet with China

Mike Loftus on our attempts to understand modern China and its role in the global economy

UK car output up - and down

Professor David Bailey from Aston Business School examines the fall in the latest set of manufacturing figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders

Hail the growth of a city centre office tower

Head of business at the Birmingham Post Graeme Brown welcomes the news that, for once, a city centre office and residential tower will be scaled up rather than down

Videos & Photos

Paul Fulford, Tom Cullen, Alev Dervish and Tom Carroll at Connolly's Wines tasting event at the Library of Birmingham

Connolly's wine tasting event at the Library of Birmingham hailed a success

CGI of plans to redevelop the former Christopher Wray lighting factory

Christopher Wray restoration given the go ahead

City of Colours will return next summer after organisers confirmed an event date

City of Colours street art festival confirms return date

In This Week's Paper


Graeme Brown
Editor (Agenda and Business)
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Tamlyn Jones
Business Reporter
Neil Elkes
Local Government Correspondent
Emma McKinney
Education Correspondent
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor