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This section combines economic and political background with up-to-the-minute business and enterprise news and analysis, to help you keep your organisation on the road to success, whether you are planning to expand into new global markets, set up a business in a new location, or relocate an existing office or operation. Through news, articles and other resources, it covers such hot topics as trends, key industry sectors and locations (including emerging markets), infrastructure, transport, commercial and residential property, inward investment, mergers and acquisitions, and major business and enterprise conferences.

As plans for the UK’s exit from the European Union take shape, it will keep you informed of the latest developments and their implications for global mobility, international assignments, and companies around the world.

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Latest Enterprise News

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Is May’s defeat a victory for leadership?

Despite suffering the largest parliamentary defeat against a government in modern history, could the clear cross-party rejection of May’s Brexit deal actually be regarded as a victory for good leadership?

UK Industrial Strategy

UK industrial strategy: productivity

Industrial strategy set out to boost productivity in UK

In an attempt to boost weakened productivity in the UK, the government has laid out an Industrial Strategy aimed at setting out a long term plan for the British economy.

Global

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World Bank sees 'darkening clouds' for global economy

The World Bank downgrade forecasts for economic growth citing risks such as trade tensions, weaker manufacturing and stress in emerging economies, whilst no-deal Brexit would impact countries to east and south of eurozone.
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Markets rally amid hopes of US-China trade truce

China makes concessions by reducing tariffs on imports of US cars from 40% to 15% which is good news for markets and US automakers showing an easing US China tensions.
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Trade wars and Brexit bring eurozone slowdown

PMI economic indicators show Brexit and US China trade uncertainty contributing to slowdown across eurozone with services sector underperforming and political deadlock likely to extend uncertainty.

UK Inward Investment

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UK business R&D spending and hirings hit new highs

Business spending on research and development in the UK has reached a new high, growing by almost five per cent in 2017 to £23.7 billion, according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
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May hails boosts to UK's industrial strategy

Inward investment into the UK is boosted by Airbus and Eutelsat orders. Plus, Equinix's total investment this financial year of £295 million is a "vote of confidence" in London's future as a premier financial hub.
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Europe stands firm against Brexit deal revision

Chancellor Angela Merkel has said there is "no question" of renegotiating the terms of the draft Brexit deal as uncertainty continued to engulf British politics.

Infrastructure

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Rail industry welcomes Rail Sector Deal

UK Government's Rail Sector Deal to reduce cost of infrastructure, improve efficiency and encourage digital innovation that will support the industry's growth in exports and passenger experience.
a photo of UK wind farms illustrates an article about new inward investment into the UK announced by Prime Minister Theresa May

May hails boosts to UK's industrial strategy

Inward investment into the UK is boosted by Airbus and Eutelsat orders. Plus, Equinix's total investment this financial year of £295 million is a "vote of confidence" in London's future as a premier financial hub.
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US woes force Toshiba to abandon UK nuclear plant

Struggling Toshiba's announcement to abandon plans to build a new nuclear power plant in Cumbria deal a blow to UK government plans to expand electricity generation. Why does Toshiba find itself in this position?

Political Climate

Image of Theresa May and British flag

Is May’s defeat a victory for leadership?

Despite suffering the largest parliamentary defeat against a government in modern history, could the clear cross-party rejection of May’s Brexit deal actually be regarded as a victory for good leadership?
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Fat Cat Friday: Gap grows as Governance Code kicks in

Just two and half days into 2019, FTSE100 CEOs will have already earned the average full-time worker’s annual gross pay. CEOs’ pay also rose 11% according to annual analysis by the CIPD and High Pay Centre.
Cargo ship leaves port

Markets rally amid hopes of US-China trade truce

China makes concessions by reducing tariffs on imports of US cars from 40% to 15% which is good news for markets and US automakers showing an easing US China tensions.

David Sapsted Reports

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German expats rate it top for career prospects

Germany, the UK and Bahrain rated top 3 destinations for expat career prospects analysing factors such as work-life balance, acquiring new skills, work culture, fulfilment, benefits and earnings propects.
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Prominent Germans issue 'stay with us' plea to UK

High profile German's including business leaders, celebrities and politicians, including Angela Merkel's likely heir, sign a letter to Britons making a plea to avoid Brexit and remain in the European Union.

Former chief reporter at The Times and news editor and New York correspondent for The Telegraph among other journals, David Sapsted writes sharply observed news for Relocate.

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