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How will Birmingham and the region's economy look in 2030?

Time to speak up on Greater Birmingham's economic future

Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership wants to hear the views of public and businesses to shape the economic future of the West Midlands over the next 14 years

From left: Stephen Murray, Finance Birmingham, Julie Mole, NatWest, Kath Jenkins and Richard Taffinder, Hills Numberplates, Ian Fairclough, Finance Birmingham and Ken Feast, RBS Invoice Finance

Hills Numberplates secures new £10m funding round

Finance Birmingham, NatWest and RBS all back historic Birmingham-based manufacturer to support its growth following a recent acquisiion

Lloyds has announced plans to close another 200 branches

Lloyds puts dozens of Birmingham branches at risk

Banking giant announces plans to close 200 branches and axe around 3,000 jobs in a second round of cost cutting

Go-ahead for Birmingham development councillors argued was a poor deal for taxpayers

Council leader John Clancy dismisses watchdog committee challenge to deal for Great Charles Street car park

Maria Thomas, newly promoted director in Grant Thornton's Midlands corporate finance advisory, with David Hillan, practice leader in Birmingham

New dealmaker director at Grant Thornton

Maria Thomas advises clients in mergers and acquisitions and cross border transactions

Richard Thomas, investment director and head of the Midlands at Palatine Private Equity

Palatine Private Equity's Birmingham office strikes first deal

Private equity house invests in affordable housing provider Westleigh Partnerships in £65m deal

Profit warnings fall among Midland listed companies

New report by financial services firm EY suggests region is weathering financial storms better than other UK regions

The judging panel for the 2016 Future Faces competition (from left) Alan Gilmour, Justice Williams, Nick Holzer and Russell Jeans

Birmingham chamber's Future Faces Awards shortlist unveiled

Candidates revealed who are vying for prizes in second annual awards run by young professionals' arm of Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce

Tom O'Dell, Aldermore

Aldermore drives growth with £1m funding deal

Solihull logistics firm adds more than 60 vehicles to its fleet after securing a new invoice finance facility with challenger bank Aldermore

Baskerville House will be the home of a new foreign investment hub

Birmingham to house new Midlands foreign investment hub

Body takes with creating 1,400 new jobs and bringing in millions of pounds of international investment will be based in the city centre

Boost as Three Snowhill developer commits to scheme despite suspending investment

M&G Real Estate has confirmed work will continue on the £200 million Three Snowhill scheme

Potholes on Highters Heath Lane

Legal dispute could cost Birmingham roads contractor £55 million

Figure set aside by Amey as it awaits court judgement on dispute with Birmingham City Council over quality of repairs

From left: David Neate, Springboard Corporate Finance, Marcus Hook, Finance Birmingham, Rob Mansell and Chris Davis, both Dunlop Systems and Components and Guy Walsh, ABN-Amro Commercial Finance

New jobs and international growth at Dunlop Systems and Components

Manufacturer secures new funding deal from Finance Birmingham to support its growth plans at home and abroad

Ranjit Boparan's 2 Sisters Food Group is among those on the 2016 Top Track 100 list

2 Sisters and Listers named among UK's largest private companies

Food group and car retailer again rubbing shoulders with major household names in the 15th annual Top Track 100 league table

Paul Dransfield (left) with Chris Montgomery, from Network Rail, at the 2015 Birmingham Post Business Awards

New Street regen chief features in list of inspiring leaders

Paul Dransfield among five West Midlands figures listed in Grant Thornton's inaugural 'Faces of a Vibrant Economy'

Gavin Petken, regional director for the Midlands at the Business Growth Fund (BGF).

The sooner we adjust to the new normal, the better

Gavin Petken, regional director, South, BGF, considers the impact of Brexit on West Midlands businesses

Pound falls against the dollar again: What does this mean for the West Midlands?

The pound has plummeted again this morning as the Brexit aftermath goes on. Agenda editor Graeme Brown considers what this means for the West Midlands

John Baldwin, director at accountancy firm Baldwins

Baldwins adds another accountancy firm to growing UK reach

West Midlands financial services group expands national footprint again with another buyout deal in the North East

Council tax

Should the West Midlands Mayor be allowed to raise taxes?

This is among questions being asked in an official consultation over powers for the new West Midlands mayor ahead of next year's election

Ade Cheatham, PKF Cooper Parry

Promotions at PKF Cooper Parry

Quartet takes on new roles in Birmingham office of financial services firm

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Martin Hockly, CEO, Street UK; Cllr Ray Hassall, Lord Mayor of Birmingham; Kashaf Ali, Director, Street UK.

Street UK launches ethical online lending

David Clarke, West Midlands Deputy Lieutenant; HRH The Duke of Gloucester; Alan Wenban-Smith, Chairman, Lunar Society.

Lunar Society marks its 250th birthday

Selly Oak MP Steve McCabe

Selly Oak student landlords still making life misery for residents says MP

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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