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Wearable technology, diagnostic devices, personalised medicines and bionics are four key opportunities for the UK’s £70-billion-revenue life sciences sector, reveals a new report by Santander and manufacturing organisation Make UK... Read more

Combining good quality customer service, (a concept we have become accustomed to), with purchasing a car, is key to sale success.  Here with Lookers Mercedes, retailers of the Mercedes a class, we assess customer service in the automotive industry... Read more

An agreement has been signed in Cairo between Egypt and Cyprus to commission and construct the EuroAfrica Interconnector. The link will connect the electricity networks of the two countries. 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

The Russian-German pipeline project Nord Stream 2 is set for another round of problems according to the US Energy Secretary Rick Perry. The US has long been critical of the project citing an existential threat to Europe's energy security through... Read more

The European Union has set up a new mechanism in order to monitor implementation of China's agreed commitments, with an eye to using it as a template for monitoring other bilateral agreements... Read more

In its annual assessment of the German economy, the IMF has urged the country to lower tax rates on lower income households and to increase investment in its digital infrastructure. The moves would reduce Germany's vulnerability to such external... Read more

Turkey has given support to its drilling vessel off the shores of Cyprus by launching a naval exercise in the eastern Mediterranean, Aegean and Black Sea. The drilling has been deemed as illegal by both the EU and the US... Read more

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has for the first time given her support to the idea that Germany would join a pan-European alliance looking to attain carbon neutrality by 2050. The move appears to go against the country's actions at a recent EU... Read more

US President Donald Trump yesterday hailed his country's emergence as "the energy superpower of the world" during a speech at the opening of a new Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) export terminal in Cameron, Louisiana... Read more

A jury in California has ruled that Bayer-owned chemicals company Monsanto must pay $2-billion in damages to Alva and Alberta Pilliod, an elderly couple both suffering with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma as a consequence of exposure to the glyphosate... Read more

Executives at Volkswagen are preparing for an investor revolt following the news that three influential advisory groups are urging shareholders to cast their votes against all but one of the company's board members at the upcoming annual general... Read more

The UK has gone a full week without burning coal to generate electricity. This is the first time since the launch of the nation's first coal power station in 1882. The achievement was announced by the National Grid Electricity System Operator... 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

Germany's industrial output unexpectedly rose in March, aided by a higher production of consumer goods and a spike in construction. Despite the news, the German treasury has warned that the outlook remains subdued due to trade issues with the US... Read more

The energy regulatory bodies of France and Ireland, CRE and CRU respectively, have thrown their support behind a bid by the Celtic Interconnector underwater power cable project to receive a minimum of 60% of its €930-million investment from EU grants Read more

Following on from what I’d learned about 3D printing in the construction industry, I was curious to find out how the technology was being applied to smaller, everyday products. I came across a story about a firm in Silicon Valley called AREVO, who... Read more

The global plastics industry has shown an average growth of 4 to 5% since the year 2000 according to figures released by Plastics Europe. The data also shows that Africa and the Middle East accounts for 7.1% of total worldwide plastics production... Read more

Two Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) orders will be signed in Brussels today by the US energy secretary Rick Perry. The deal is expected to double the US's export capacity to the European Union to an annual amount of 112 million cubic metres as of 2020... Read more

The European Battery Alliance met in Brussels this week to discuss such issues as sustainable production and the processing of raw materials, ways of financing new investments and the creation of new policies to push forward projects in Europe. Read more

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