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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.

For detailed coverage of specific topics, see our Brexit, Corporate Finance, Commercial Property, Residential Property, International Assignments and Mobility Industry sections. For details of organisations in the global mobility industry that provide commercial removals and storage, as well as a range of support services for corporate relocations, see our Directory. Keep informed by subscribing to our newsletters and other publications.

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Latest Enterprise News

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UK tech jobs boom as bankers look elsewhere

Brexit and business trends mean that London is creating jobs in some sectors whilst losing jobs in others, with tech jobs, banking and financial services changing rapidly.

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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Rising corruption ‘putting democracy at risk’ says Index

The 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index released by Transparency International this week finds what it calls ‘a global pattern of stagnating anti-corruption efforts and a worldwide crisis of democracy.’
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Dyson makes surprise HQ move to Singapore

Sir James Dyson has moved the headquarters of his Dyson business from Britain to Singapore, maintaining the move is not related to Brexit, but due to the growth in manufacturing and customers in Asian markets.
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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.

UK Inward Investment

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Fintech investment hits record high in 2018

Global investment in fintech start-ups reached the highest level on record during 2018 with a total disclosed transaction value of $30.8 billion, according to a report published on Thursday.
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GTCI 2019: Global talent gaps widen

Business school INSEAD, in partnership with Tata Communications and Adecco Group, launched its sixth annual Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) report earlier this week.
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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).

Infrastructure

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Plans to boost access to UK universities for overseas students

The departments for Education and International Trade have launched a new joint policy to grow the UK’s education exports and number of international students at UK higher education institutions.
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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.
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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.

Political Climate

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Inflation stays below target - but for how long?

Inflation remains below UK government's target but upcoming pressures are likely to raise the rate in the near future.
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UK growth slowdown mirrors EU sluggishness

The UK economy grew at 1.4 per cent in 2018, down 0.6 per cent to 0.2 per cent in Q4, Brexit is blamed for investment slowdown but sluggish growth in manufacturing mimics other European economies.
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Finance report: Growth forecasts for Eurozone and UK slashed

Forecasts for economic growth in the eurozone and the UK were slashed as economists faced up to a global slowdown prompted by the US-China trade war, Brexit and falling consumer confidence.

David Sapsted Reports

Tech staff hold a tablet

UK tech jobs boom as bankers look elsewhere

Brexit and business trends mean that London is creating jobs in some sectors whilst losing jobs in others, with tech jobs, banking and financial services changing rapidly.
Pound coins piled up

Inflation stays below target - but for how long?

Inflation remains below UK government's target but upcoming pressures are likely to raise the rate in the near future.

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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