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Déjà vu all over again in Longbridge?

Shanghai Auto pulls the plug on MG assembly at Longbridge and leaves Prof David Bailey pondering the reasons behind and fallout from the decision

The next generation of driverless vehicle launched by RDM Group at Automechanika at the NEC

Follow that (driverless) cab!

Whilst on secondment for a month in Singapore, Professor David Bailey has spotted a driverless taxi being trialled in a small area of the city.

West Bromwich Albion are the third West Midlands club to be acquired by Chinese investors

Opinion: China wants to be football superpower on back of our clubs

Dr Kurt Yang Liu from Birmingham Business School discusses the obvious appeal of English and European football clubs to Chinese investors

Inside Jaguar Land Rover's Engine Manufacturing Centre at i54

Brexit: what next for UK auto?

Prof David Bailey argues it doesn't have to be all doom and gloom following the UK's decision to exit the European Union

The old Typhoo Tea factory in Digbeth could finally have a bright future

New future for Typhoo Wharf is my cup of tea

Architect Joe Holyoak gives a firm thumbs up to plans to inject new life into former tea factory in Digbeth

No surprise that UK auto industry backs staying in Europe

Professor David Bailey gives a run through of what firms and unions have been saying, and what employers have said in letters to workers regarding the referendum.

Speaking at the Birmingham Post Business Awards 2014 is Selim Ozturk, from main sponsor Turkish Airlines

How doing business in Birmingham can be better than London - according to Turkish Airlines' regional boss

Turkish Airlines' General Manager Selim Ozburk reveals passion for city ahead of sponsoring BPBA 2016

Land Rover Discovery Sport

New models power JLR sales growth

Professor David Bailey on the growth of Jaguar Land Rover's retail sales figures

Rimstock Takeover: New investment in Midlands' automotive supply chain

Professor David Bailey gives his view on the takeover of the UK premium maker and supplier of alloy wheels

UCB is hoping to close Holland Street

Privatising Jewellery Quarter street is a dangerous road to go down

Architect Joe Holyoak takes a dim view of University College Birmingham's plan to close a Jewellery Quarter street in a bid to safeguard its students

A setter operator at work at a manufacturing company

UK industry slides into third recession in the last decade

David Bailey looks at the latest official data showing that UK industry is sliding into its third recession.

West Midlands benefits from European investment more than UK average

Over a six-year period,  the West Midlands received £239.5 million in European Social Fund grants and £315.9 million in European Regional Development Fund grants

Steel: A good first step, but Government must steel itself for further action

David Bailey on the progress still needed on the ‘5 Asks’ for the UK steel industry

The Balcombe fracking site in West Sussex

American gas for Europe?

It is not just the steel industry and the impact of the international market which is making the headlines right now, says solicitor Andrew Whitehead

What does a steel sector conservatorship need to be successful?

David Bailey and Paul Forrest continue on from their earlier blog to look at what the government will need to do in order for a conservatorship to be successful.

Could the government 'conserve' the UK's Steel industry?

David Bailey and Paul Forrest look at whether conservatorship could be successful for the steel industry

CGI of plans for new markets as part of the Birmingham Smithfield regeneration scheme

Time for Birmingham to banish our inferiority complex and make this right

Architect Joe Holyoak takes the marketing men to task after another bout of over-hyping - this time for the new Birmingham Smithfield plan

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Nissan struggles to keep up with Qashqai demand

Nissan has stated that the next phase of the Qashqai’s development will see the introduction of autonomous driving technology to the model in 2017.

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Volkswagen changes tack, loses market share, and another boss exits

Professor David Bailey on Volkswagen changing tack over the 'dieselgate' affair.

West Midlands businesses are divided over the UK's future in Europe

Brexit - hard facts and uncertainties

Andrew Whitehead on the legal processes that UK policymakers would likely have to negotiate in the event of a Brexit.

Videos & Photos

Land Rover at Solihull updated

Man dies after being trapped by lorry at Jaguar Land Rover plant

Steven Potter, RLB; Phil Pollard, BSD Design; Louise Brooke-Smith, Brooke Smith Planning; Bob Ghosh, K4-Architects.

Planning firm hosts popular annual reception

Watch: The bin designed to withstand a terrorist blast

In This Week's Paper

Journalists

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