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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.

Peru Climate Change conference - limited actions but acronyms aplenty

General business
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.

High Streets need little guys for the spice of life

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

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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.

Peter Pannu

Peter Pannu's abusive rant apparently made towards a Blues fan

Peter Pannu, who has made a considerable sum out of Birmingham City, remains executive director, CEO and MD of the parent organisation which still controls a much-loved football club. Blues fans deserve better direction than that of a man forever damned by his own desperately clumsy words.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

'If Manchester is the Mourinho of how to run things then we're in a lower league altogether'

Chris Game argues that Birmingham seems content to be a slavish follower of Manchester and Greater Manchester and the way it has led in matters such as combined authorities

Birmingham Made Me

Beverley Nielsen: Showcasing the best of Midland design and innovation

The annual Birmingham Made Me Design Expo showed off some great Midlands innovation and design at Millennium Point as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

CGI of how the Metro trams would look in High Street Deritend

Why Digbeth could do with a dose of Barcelona if we want it to thrive

High Street is a medieval street, originally connecting the centre of Birmingham at the Bull Ring with the village of Deritend, across the River Rea

The 2004 vision for the Chamber of Commerce site in Harborne Road, Edgbaston, which never came to fruition

Birmingham Chamber still packs a punch amid modern political bunfight

In Edgbaston, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce has been banging the business drum for the capital of the Midlands for more than 200 years.

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Peugeot Citroen to cut 90 jobs at Coventry HQ

French car making giant Peugeot Citroen is to cut 90 jobs at its Coventry headquarters.

Birmingham and the Black Country look set to join forces - but what will we call it?

Neil Elkes on a combined authority

Greater Birmingham via the back door: 'West Midlands' or 'Mega City One'... it will make no difference eventually, argues Neil Elkes

General business

Lawyers - a help or hindrance in tackling Climate Change? - Part 2

The legal sector is a significant employer globally and our workforce is our principal asset.

David Bailey on a combined authority

David Bailey assesses the impact of the news that the West Midlands could be following Greater Manchester's footsteps and setting up a combined authority

Queen Elizabeth II is shown engine parts by chief executive Dr Ralf Speth during a tour of the new Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton.

Queen's Jaguar Land Rover visit masks a pensions storm in waiting

An internal shop stewards document was released accusing Jaguar Land Rover of "investing millions around the globe on the back of the sweat of the UK workforce" while gorging on profits of £10 million a day.

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Winning Chinese Investment - Focusing on scale and proximity might be the keys

Both in the Midlands and across the UK we need to find some means of bulking up materially for the economic relations with Chinese city regions Liam Byrne aspires to be delivered.

Barclays

Do not believe the rumours - our banks are open for business

Barclays launched its Accelerator initiative to offer a three-month start-up programme for new businesses.

Signs on the gates at the MG Rover plant in Longbridge.

The MG Rover Phoenix Four must cough up

The Phoenix Four have finally run out of excuses, and they are about to pocket another million quid each from the wreckage of the car crash that they presided over at MG Rover.

John Towers

The sorry legacy of MG Rover's Phoenix Four

John Towers, Peter Beale, Nick Stephenson and John Edwards became the unacceptable face of capitalism with the closure of MG Rover nearly ten years ago after racking up debts of more than £1 billion.

General business

Lawyers - a help or hindrance in tackling Climate Change? - Part 1

Many commercial law firms have specialist energy, environmental and regulatory practices, and benefit a great deal from increased environment compliance activity.

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Steven McCabe: Sex, drugs and exit from the EU?

One of the reasons our GDP has increased is because of almost £10 billion extra being included to account for the sex and drugs trade estimated to be worth some £5.3 billion and £4.4 billion respectively.

Videos & Photos

Mario Flanagan, General Manager, Hyatt Regency Birmingham; Michael Gray, Area Director, Hyatt UK and Ireland, at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham following the completion of its multi-million pound refurbishment.

Celebrating the completion of refurbishment at the Hyatt Regency

Centenary Square as seen from the new library - 185 architects are bidding to win the contract to redesign it

Centenary Square design competition attracts nearly 200 architects

Eight reasons to love the controversial new Birmingham Conservatoire

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Graeme Brown
Regional Head of Business
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
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Business Reporter
Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
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Ben Hurst
News Editor
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Political Editor