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HSBC UK's new head office could house up to 2,500 people

Middle East staff eye jobs at HSBC's new Birmingham base

New UK retail arm of high street bank is attracting job applicants from around the world as relocation out of London gains 'momentum'

Bellpenny continues deals with EFG acquisition

Wealth management firm adds Black Country financial advisory practice to its stable to launch new independent arm

Black Country manufacturer in £5m MBO

Clamason Industries, whose components are used in Ferrari sports cars, is now being led by a new-look senior team

ECI Partners invests in Birmingham software firm

Edenhouse has sold minority stake to private equity house to support is future growth

Birmingham finance firm acquired by London group

Capex Asset Finance joins expanding asset finance firm 12 years after being founded in the city

From left: Graham Hay, corporate manager HSBC Invoice Finance, Tarlok Singh, chairman and chief executive and Colin Mills, chief operating and finance officer, Acenta Steel, and Gary Riley, relationship director, HSBC Corporate Banking

HSBC provides £23m funding deal to steel firm

Acenta Steel plans to expand its exporting activities in regions such as Central America and Asia with new funding package

An 18-year-old starting work today will earn £1m before they hit 50

'Fat Cat Wednesday' shines spotlight on executive pay

Top bosses will already have made more money by today than the typical worker will earn all year

Black Country Garden City: housing scheme for Wolverhampton's canal side

Why plans for a huge Black Country garden city have been snubbed

Government rejects a bid for funding by councils which are planning to develop the UK's largest garden city

More delays to the University of Birmingham's new £55m sport centre were announced in December

Review of 2016 - December: £55m sport centre delayed, overhaul for art gallery and German bierkeller in Broad Street

The University of Birmingham's new swimming pool and sport centre was beset by even more delays during December while a city art gallery was poised for a major renovation programme

November heard the news that a Legoland Discovery Centre was set to open in Birmingham

Review of 2016 - November: Legoland attraction coming to Birmingham, end of Monaco House and Monarch airport jobs

It emerged during November that family favourite Legoland was planning to open a new discovery centre at the Barclaycard Arena while city eyesore Monaco House could finally be coming down

Hamleys announced it was coming to Birmingham city centre in October

Review of 2016 - October: Hamleys toy stores, Michelin stars and local TV

Legendary toy retailer Hamleys announced in October it was planning to open a concession stand in House of Fraser while Solihull was awarded its first Michelin star

Review of 2016 - September: More skyscrapers, Chinese eyes city housing and new restaurant outside Snow Hill

The city council admitted in September that it would need to look again at its tall building policy after approving a new hotel while Chinese investors took a keen interest in Birmingham's housing market

West Bromwich Albion found itself under new ownership in August

Review of 2016 - August: West Brom takeover, Assay Office in India and Specsavers jobs cull

August saw another Chinese investor plough money into the West Midlands with the purchase of West Bromwich Albion while Specsavers announced plans to close its manufacturing base in Aston

It was the end of the road for Hall Green Greyhound Stadium in July

Review of 2016 - July: West Mids mayor, test cricket and more trampoline parks

An inquiry slams the devolution deal which means the West Midlands must have an elected mayor while Edgbaston Stadium unveils a new diary of international cricket

CGI of The Lewis Building which is bringing an old department store name back

Review of 2016 - June: Lewis's name returns, grand plan for Tramps and Channel 4 courts Birmingham

An old department store name was set to make a return to the city while a grand vision for a former nightclub in Broad Street was revealed in June

It emerged in May that Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight was trying to open a production studio in Birmingham

Review of 2016 - May: Steven Knight moots new studio, Northfield Manor to be reborn and Ikea comes to city centre

The founder of TV hit Peaky Blinders said in May that he had held discussions with Paramount about launching a new studio in Birmingham while a fire-hit manor was to regenerated as a housing estate

New funding which could save Moseley Road Baths was secured in April

Review of 2016 - April: Arts centre closing, indie restaurateurs hit out and new funding for Moseley Road Baths

Independent restaurant owners hit out in April at the perceived favouritism by landlords for chains while the end drew nearer for a city arts centre

Aston Martin unveiled its new DB11 during March

Review of 2016 - March: £13m office facelift, new Aston Martin and major Eastside regeneration

A major masterplan to bring new commercial and civic space to Birmingham's Eastside was unveiled this month while sports car brand Aston Martin showcased its latest new DB model

The Victorian Society hit out at plans for Louisa Ryland House in February

Review of 2016 - February: 'Unacceptable' development, Lib Dem leader and tributes to Cube architect

February saw tributes flood in following the death of the man who designed The Cube and Arena Central while the city's Lib Dems unveiled a new leader

Aston Villa welcomed a new chairman in January....for a little while at least

Review of 2016 - January: UCB expansion, new Villa chairman and Cadbury tax

Our Review of the Year kicks off with the news that University College Birmingham was planning a major expansion of its campus in the Jewellery Quarter and a prominent businessman joined the Villa board

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Tom Watson MP, Mim Hall, Principal, Sandwell Valley School; Paul Bassi.

MP's praise for Sandwell Valley School at opening

JLR crush accident leaves victim 'unable to dance'

Parm Rai, Alex Down, Joao Tamagnini Belo, Mike Hammond, Ricky Wu.

Harborne restaurant raises funds for injured soldiers' centre

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