Archive: Business And Industry

Miliband has chipped away at the pro-business consensus, but failed to inspire his core support

Labour's surrender to big business means it's now at its mercy

Miliband can't dismiss a letter from business leaders when we was touting their support two days ago

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  • Outlook for UK chemical industry remains strong

    In the latest survey of business prospects carried out for chemical businesses by the industry trade body the Chemical Industries Association, optimism remains high.

  • Rio Tinto completes divestment of talc business

    Rio Tinto has completed the divestment of its talc business to Imerys, a world leader in adding value to industrial minerals, for an enterprise value of US$340 million. The company acknowledged receipt of the binding offer from Imerys on 23 February 2011 and subsequently accepted the offer on 10 June 2011.

  • ESRC-funded projects mean business

    The ESRC is pleased to announce that it is supporting five new projects in partnership with business which will continue to apply academic knowledge and thinking to business problems.

  • Government's efficiency spotlight turns on stationery and office services

    Ministers tackle the paperclips

    Improving the way the government purchases its stationery and office services has already saved £1 billion, Francis Maude has announced.

  • Cable: I'm not quitting the Cabinet

    Vince Cable has brushed off the suggestion that he is considering resigning, just four days after calling David Cameron "very unwise".

  • Not as much as some might have hoped

    Coalition downplays regional growth cuts

    The government has unveiled the first round of its three-year funding to help struggling businesses, but Labour has accused ministers of refusing to invest in growth.

  • Big Four auditors were guilty of a `dereliction of duty`

    Peers demand Big Four probe

    The Office of Fair Trading should investigate the Big Four auditing firms, a committee of peers has concluded.

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