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The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) and the UK Chemical Industries Association (CIA) have released a joint statement urging for "significantly closer" cooperation agreements between EU and non-EU member countries, following the UK's... Read more

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The UK’s impending departure from the European Union on January 31 creates at least one certainty.  Following the Tories’ resounding victory in the December parliamentary elections, any further talk of a second referendum is empty rhetoric... Read more

A new survey published by the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) has said that the UK economy “limped through the final quarter of 2019” and that manufacturers had been left "listless"... Read more

The UK's factory output has fallen at the fastest pace in a decade during the three months leading up to last week's general election, underlining the economic challenges facing the Boris Johnson government, which returned to power with an 80-seat... Read more

Business and industry are in a continued state of flux as Brexit rolls forward, uncertainty following each extension. Whilst it is out of the hands of business to determine what happens with regards the Brexit process, independently of the UK’s... Read more

On Sunday, Ursula von der Leyen began her five-year term as the new European Commission President, taking over from Jean-Claude Juncker... Read more

Toyota wants to increase the production of components for hybrid cars at its plants in Wałbrzych and Jelcz-Laskowice in Lower Silesia, Poland with local media reporting the decision was motivated by continued uncertainty over Brexit... Read more

Europe's auto industry delivered a message on Monday (23 September) about the cataclysmic effects of a no-deal Brexit, warning that it would have 'seismic' ramifications on car manufacture in Europe... Read more

As part of what is being called the third wave of artificial intelligence (AI), two Polish entrepreneurs have developed software that can search for and detect fake news, hate speech and violence across online platforms... Read more

Following news that Domino’s Pizza Group has spent £7-million stockpiling ingredients in preparation of a no-deal Brexit, companies across the supply chain are facing the challenge of finding additional storage and cooling solutions to cope with... Read more

Neither the UK nor the European Union are ready for a no-deal Brexit on 31 October, according to the findings of a report by an influential business lobby group... Read more

The Sopwith Camel, the Supermarine Spitfire and the Galileo satellite system were all built by the British aerospace industry. Britain has a trans-generational connection to aviation, having been a prime player in the sector since the foundation... Read more

Morale amongst businesses and industry in Europe's largest economy is at a six year low, according to a survey conducted by the Ifo Institute. It's a further sign that a looming manufacturing crisis is bringing Germany further towards a recession. Read more

Shippers and freight forwarders fearing complicated and lengthy customs procedures after Brexit don’t need to worry. AEB, a leading provider of software for global trade and supply chain management, is offering a central customs platform with a... Read more

The European Parliament has narrowly voted in support of German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as European Commission President. She will be the first woman to hold the post and the first German in over 50 years. Read more

With post-Brexit energy trading arrangements still unresolved and Europe’s connectivity lagging expectations, Fieldfisher energy experts David Haverbeke, Lis Blunsdon and Yohanna Weber, discuss why more attention needs to be focused on critical... Read more

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British Steel, the UK's second-largest steelmaker, was forced into liquidation this week, just a day before the European Parliamentary elections began. Talks between the company's owner Greybull Capital and the government broke down leading to the... Read more

Electric performance car manufacturer Polestar, jointly owned by Volvo and its Chinese parent company Geely, has announced that it will be opening an R&D centre in Coventry, UK in order to strengthen the brand's ability to design and engineer... Read more

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced that it is to move production of its new Defender outside of the UK to Slovakia instead. Read more

With protectionist policies increasingly threatening free trade agreements and associated increases in taxes and tariffs, the globalisation of the last 20 years looks to be in reverse gear. Read more

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