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UK needs better skills to win foreign investment battle, finds report

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Britain risks being left behind in the increasingly intense battle for investment from overseas unless it can improve the level of skills on offer to foreign firms, according to a hard-hitting report. A taskforce head...

Women-led UK firms struggle to attract equal investment, study finds

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Companies led by women disproportionately attract less investment than those led by men, according to a large-scale study of female entrepreneurship in the UK. The Gender Index, which was launched on Thursday, is a re...

Ireland’s film industry booms on back on record investment

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Olivia Colman and Josh O’Connor were last on screen together as the Queen and Prince Charles, but since then the stars of The Crown are among an array of A-listers who spent part of pandemic in Ireland where film and ...

CBI says Britain risks cycle of low growth without higher investment

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Britain risks becoming trapped in a vicious cycle of low growth and high taxation unless the government takes radical steps to boost investment, raise skills, cut red tape and exploit the opportunities of the green ec...

Austerity-hit council defends its ‘high-risk’ investment strategy

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In an ideal world, Cathy Mitchell wouldn’t have to spend her time worrying about a £1bn-plus investment portfolio. The former barrister and deputy leader of Warrington borough council would usually have her mind on sc...

West Ham’s punt on Jarrod Bowen is blooming into a solid investment

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It is unlikely that West Ham would have signed Jarrod Bowen had they decided to give Manuel Pellegrini one more transfer window. Every attempt to convince Pellegrini to move for Bowen had fallen on deaf ears, with the...

UK accused of abandoning world’s poor as aid turned into ‘colonial’ investment

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The British government has been accused by NGOs and trade unions of “chasing colonial post-Brexit fantasies” at the expense of the world’s poorest as they urge Liz Truss to keep aid focused on poverty reduction rather...

Cambridge is leading regional tech hub as UK draws record investment

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The UK technology sector drew a record £29.4bn in investment this year, according to research, with Cambridge declared the country’s leading regional tech city. The bumper injection of funding from venture capitalists...

Jobs at risk without boost in research investment, peak body warns after Scott Morrison praises scientists

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Australia risks losing jobs to other countries if it fails to lift its below-average spending on research and development, a peak science body has warned, amid Scott Morrison’s vow to promote “technology not taxes” on...

Spreading the wealth: Black-owned investment firms tackle the racial finance gap

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Black investors have long been underrepresented in the stock market; only 33.5% of Black American households owned stocks in 2019, according to Federal Reserve data. But that’s beginning to change. Across the country,...

‘Chronic’ lack of investment in UK primary school libraries revealed

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There is a “chronic” lack of investment in primary school libraries in the UK, with teachers often forced to buy reading materials for children with their own money, according to a new study. But an alliance between t...

Rishi Sunak to launch £1.4bn fund to attract more overseas investment

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The government is to launch a £1.4bn fund to attract more overseas investment into the UK economy, particularly in sectors such as life sciences and electric vehicle production. In his budget announcement on Wednesday...

Net zero plan will ‘unlock’ £90bn in investment over a decade – video

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Greg Hands, the minister of state at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, announced the government net zero strategy before this month's Cop26 conference. The plan aims to create 440,000 jobs a...

UK forms green investment partnership with Bill Gates – business live

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Manchin hits back at Sanders criticism in fight over Biden investment plan

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Internal party warfare between progressive and moderate Democrats over Joe Biden’s $3.5tn tax-and-spending package has burst dramatically into the open after Vermont senator Bernie Sanders launched a thinly veiled att...

Prince Harry and Meghan recruited by US ethical investment firm

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have added to their portfolio of jobs since stepping down as working members of the royal family last year, joining a US ethical money manager as “impact partners”. Prince Harry and Megh...

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