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Energy bill caps put billions in investment at risk, say suppliers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 06:01:33 AM
.... “The cancellation of the competition means there is now a significant gap in the [business] department’s plans for achieving decarbonisation while ensuring energy security. Without CCS there is no viable way to achieve emissions reductions in the industrial sector in the near future,” said MPs on the public accounts committee. ...
Rise of robotics will upend laws and lead to human job quotas, study says image
....”. The pioneering nation in respect of robot density in the industrial sector is South Korea, which has 437 robots for every 10,000 employees in the processing industry, while Japan has 323 and Germany 282. ...
Parts of UK that voted for Brexit may be hardest hit, study finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 11:01:43 PM
.... They were also unable to quantify the likely impact on service sector exports, which are not covered by WTO rules, and would see further pain heaped on regions such as London. Nonetheless, the regional analysis was supported by a separate exercise that looked at the impact on particular industrial sectors. ...
UK manufacturing output falls in January image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 10:30:57 AM
UK manufacturing growth at a 30-month high, says PMI survey image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 11:26:49 AM
....The latest official figures for the sector have painted a different picture to the PMI reports. They showed that after contracting in the three months following the Brexit vote, manufacturing output fell again in October amid an even sharper fall for the wider industrial sector, which includes utilities and oil extraction. ...
GDP growth confirmed in three months after Brexit vote image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 25th of November 2016 11:21:29 AM
.... That came as imports fell but exports grew, probably helped by the weakness of the pound since the Brexit vote, which makes UK goods more competitive in overseas markets. But the data also confirmed earlier estimates showing that the construction sector had fallen into a technical recession, contracting for two straight quarters, while output was down for manufacturers and the wider industrial sector. ...
UK industrial output falls unexpectedly in September image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of November 2016 11:25:25 AM
. Britain’s industrial sector shrank unexpectedly in September as North Sea oil shutdowns dragged output lower, weighing on the broader economy in the third quarter. ...
Brexit: Some City firms 'more gloomy after EU vote' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 25th of September 2016 11:40:59 PM
....The CBI campaigned for Britain to remain in the EU ahead of June's referendum. Meanwhile, a separate report by the manufacturers' organisation EEF found that the UK's industrial sector had continued to strengthen in 2016, and British firms had created more jobs than equivalent companies in other developed counties, with the exception of the US. ...
UK industrial and manufacturing output dips during May image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 7th of July 2016 09:15:50 AM
....5% in May compared with April, raising concerns about its prospects following the EU referendum. Three of the four major industrial sectors declined, with the biggest contraction in manufacturing, according to the Office for National Statistics. ...
More than half of jobs in UK solar industry lost in wake of subsidy cuts image
....Jonathan Selwyn, chairman of the STA, said companies had been “very hard hit” and many were trying to change their business models or concentrate on overseas markets. He contrasted ministers’ enthusiasm for slashing subsidies for solar with their professed concern for other struggling industrial sectors such as steelmaking. ...
British industrial production grows at fastest pace in four years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of June 2016 09:57:14 AM
.... Manufacturers will be hit by a rising pound after a remain vote, or lower business investment after Brexit. With surveys of manufacturers continuing to point to falling production, it’s simply too soon to conclude that April’s data mark a turning point in the industrial sector’s decline. ...
City News: Halfords, Lloyds Bank image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 31st of May 2016 08:27:00 AM
....It added sentiment among firms in the consumer services sector fell by 14 points to 19 per cent, also the lowest level for more than three years. But the report said industrial sector sentiment lifted by 16 points to 61 per cent, the highest level since last spring. ...
UK business confidence dips as EU referendum approaches, survey finds image
....Hann-Ju Ho, a senior economist for Lloyds Bank commercial banking, said: “Our May survey shows a second consecutive monthly fall in overall sentiment, suggesting that economic growth may slow further in the second quarter due to near-term economic risks. “Despite this, overall confidence remains above the level in February of this year with increased resilience across our industrial sector and among larger firms. ...
Making things matters. This is what Britain forgot | Ha-Joon Chang image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of May 2016 05:10:03 PM
....The weakness of manufacturing is at the heart of the UK’s economic problems. Reversing three and a half decades of neglect will not be easy but, unless the country provides its industrial sector with more capital, stronger public support for R&D and better-trained workers, it will not be able to build the balanced and sustainable economy that it so desperately needs. ...
Brexit fears weighing down UK manufacturing? Dream on image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 11:28:06 AM
.... The outlook for manufacturing has also softened in the US, which the last time anybody looked was not a member of the EU. Likewise, it is hard to see what Brexit has to do with the continuing travails of China’s industrial sector. ...
Let's use Tata Steel to build the UK's wind turbines and green economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 7th of April 2016 01:51:54 PM
.... By pitting the climate against the people – an elite of environmentalists and faceless bureaucrats v ordinary people’s jobs – these cynical attempts to not let a good crisis go to waste have been able to gain significant traction. There has been an almost total silence from climate campaigners and progressive politicians on the wider question of where heavy industry, and the people who work in it, fit in a century that will be defined by decarbonisation, and a dramatic curtailment of emissions from the industrial sector. ...
Tata steel crisis: Cameron defends blocking tariffs as Javid faces workers’ anger image
.... He left to shouts of “save our steel, save our steel” from workers. Earlier, speaking to hundreds of Port Talbot workers outside talks with trade union officials and Tata management, Javid said he expected there to be formal expressions of interest once the sale process officially launched and described steel as “absolutely vital to the future of the UK industrial sector”. ...
Tata Steel crisis: business secretary says a rescue deal can still be done image
....”. Speaking to hundreds of Port Talbot workers outside, including one who handed him a Save Our Steel badge, Javid said he expected there to be formal expressions of interest once the sale process officially launched and described steel as “absolutely vital to the future of the UK industrial sector”. ...
UK manufacturers cut jobs and prices amid economic slowdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 1st of April 2016 10:55:21 AM
....“Amidst the somewhat disappointing start to the year and the significant challenges facing the steel sector, which have once again come to the fore in recent days, there are still pockets of growth,” Hopley said. Much of the global economic gloom which has hurt manufacturing has stemmed from China, where growth has slowed and the vast industrial sector has slumped. ...
FTSE 100: third week of gains leaves investors scratching their heads image
....”. Analysts say a combination of factors got stocks off to a bad start in 2016: signs of industrial sector weakness in the US, China’s slowdown and its currency devaluation, sharp falls in the oil price and other commodities, and expectations that the US Federal Reserve would raise interest rates four times this year. ...
Chinese manufacturing fall adds to evidence of sharp global downturn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of March 2016 08:05:26 PM
....In China, however, longstanding issues of oversupply, sky-high pollution levels and recent falls in demand could lead to a dramatic jobs cull. According to Reuters, the Chinese state plans to reduce the number of state workers in the country’s bloated industrial sectors by up to 6 million. ...
Bad debt hit HSBC's profit image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of February 2016 07:12:00 AM
....2billion. It was hit by a $600million or 17 per cent rise in bad debts across a number of countries and industrial sectors, most notably oil and gas. ...
UK growth to take a hit as builders and factories disappoint image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 12th of February 2016 12:25:23 PM
. Britain’s economic growth has been dealt a blow, after production in the construction and industrial sectors showed signs of slowing down. ...
UK industrial production shrank in 2015 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of February 2016 11:18:47 AM
....The manufacturing sector suffered a further fall from an already weak November while mining and quarrying also dropped, fuelling concerns that the slowdown in the US and turmoil on global markets is undermining confidence across the UK’s major export industries. One analyst described the last year as “dismal” after official figures covering 2015 showed that the recovery in Britain’s industrial sector during 2013 and 2014 came to an abrupt end. ...
Want more women on your board? Offer better paternity leave image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 8th of February 2016 11:18:35 PM
....Women advance faster – and higher – if they’re working in finance, healthcare, utility and telecommunications, with 16%-18% in senior executive positions, and 12%-14% as directors. Fewer women leaders appear in traditionally male dominated industries like basic materials, technology, energy and industrial sectors, where women account for 10%-12% of the executive staff, and 8%-10% of the directors. ...
Private equity backs small firms with deals worth £3.4bn image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 1st of February 2016 09:49:04 AM
.... More and more private equity deals are being done in the SME space  Photo: Fotolia. Companies in the business services and industrial sectors proved the most attractive to private equity investors last year, while investment into healthcare firms contracted 33pc. ...
China manufacturing sector shrinks at fastest rate for more than three years image
....25 percent, from the last close. Zhou Hao, an economist at Commerzbank, said: “The electricity production remained sluggish and the crude steel output continued the weak trend in January, reflecting an ongoing deleveraging process in the industrial sectors. ...
Spending watchdog to examine scrapping of £1bn carbon capture plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 31st of January 2016 03:04:06 PM
.... She also said CCS had not necessarily been ditched completely. “The government continues to view CCS as having a potential role in the long-term decarbonisation of the UK’s power and industrial sectors,” she added. ...
Crowdfunding to get flooded Calderdale businesses out of deep water image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of January 2016 10:10:56 AM
....Led by Business for Calderdale, the crowdfunding campaign was created to help support around 100 badly affected businesses. Businesses taking part range from high street shops to companies in the industrial sector. ...
Bank of England keeps interest rates on hold image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of January 2016 02:58:02 PM
....Several analysts have warned in recent days that the global economy could suffer a repeat of the 2008 crash if the knock-on effects of a contraction in Chinese output pushes down commodity prices further and prompts panic selling on stock and bond markets. Those concerns, cheaper oil and signs of a slowdown in the UK economy, including news this week of a broad-based downturn in Britain’s industrial sector, have prompted traders to push back their expectations for an interest rate rise. ...
Red tape and taxes force Tungsten out of banking  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of December 2015 03:21:44 PM
....” . Sanjeev Gupta, managing director of the Gupta-owned Liberty House metals and industrial group, said: “Despite current challenges, we believe in the future of UK industry and, having a strong independent financial services arm within our broader group will help us to deliver our strategy to build our interests in British steel and other industrial sectors. ...
Business groups and unions warn Cameron against Heathrow delay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 6th of December 2015 11:35:26 AM
....In the letter to Cameron, organised by Let Britain Fly, the group of business lobbyists and unions write: “We all believe airport expansion in order to improve both our international and domestic connectivity is an issue of national importance that is fundamental to securing long-term economic growth and decent jobs in all the nations and regions of the UK. “Having excellent air connectivity is vital to the success of British businesses and for the UK economy – it promotes trade and inward investment, enhances productivity and supports high-skilled quality employment and directly susindustrial sectors of strategic national importance. ...
UK scraps £1bn carbon capture and storage competition image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of November 2015 04:58:12 PM
.... "For many sectors, such as steel and cement, there are simply no other options available for cutting emissions. No CCS locks many industrial sectors into a carbon intensive future paying increasing amounts in carbon taxes. ...
GDP: UK economy in five charts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of October 2015 06:01:04 AM
....”. Meanwhile, the wider industrial sector, which on top of manufacturing includes utilities and oil and gas extraction, looks set to have expanded in the third quarter compared with the second. ...
Recovery ‘is losing pace’ and volatility in China hits UK plc image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 25th of October 2015 03:48:00 PM
....According to Capital Economics, third-quarter growth could slip more than forecast to 0. 5 per cent on the back of weak performances from the construction and industrial sectors. ...
Mario Draghi: ECB prepared to cut interest rates and expand QE image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of October 2015 03:31:54 PM
....Related: Germany readies itself for more woe as scandal and slowdown hit economy. There are also concerns that the repercussions of the emissions-fixing scandal at German carmaker Volkswagen, one of the pillars of its industrial sector, could undermine the strength of the economy. ...
China's economic growth slows to 6.9% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 19th of October 2015 02:36:25 AM
...."In order to restructure, the economy will face some downward pressure," Sheng Laiyun, a spokesman for the Chinese statistics agency, told reporters. But despite a slowdown in the industrial sector, Mr Sheng said the services sector is expected to grow rapidly. ...
Strong factory output unlikely to avert slowdown in UK growth image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of October 2015 09:42:29 AM
.... . Growth in the broader industrial sector - of which manufacturing is the largest subcomponent - stood at 1pc in August. ...
Fishy business makes more sense with sensors image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of October 2015 11:01:22 PM
....". IoT technology may be associated more with the connected home and industrial sectors, but it is having a practical and profound effect on the food and farming sectors, as well. ...
What is China's 'new normal'? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 24th of September 2015 06:27:03 AM
....So the new economic gospel among the Chinese elite is that growth needs to slow down, and is slowing down, because there has to be a reconstruction or rebalancing of the economy more towards consumer spending and technological innovation. What shocked me (and I am not normally shockable) is that most business leaders and investors I met said that what they saw as a "transition" was proving painful - and would lead to the collapse of some businesses, especially in heavy industrial sectors where there is significant over-capacity. ...
Eurozone receives welcome summer boost from industry image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 14th of September 2015 01:18:48 PM
. The eurozone's industrial sector has surprised analysts with robust growth in July, reversing two previous months of decline in the single currency bloc. ...
Beam that burger, Scotty: cutting edge mini-scanner tells what's in food, drink or pills image
.... . "There is interest from small developers that want to develop something cool for themselves or for their kids, or even teenagers that want to develop this, up to multinationals and large companies," he says, adding that he is eyeing the industrial sector for the next phase. ...
France 'stuck in the doldrums' with second worst factory sector in the eurozone image
.... . "The French industrial sector remains in the doldrums and is likely to continue to act as a drag on the broader French economy," said Rob Dobson, senior economist at Markit, which carries out the survey. ...
China stock market: My portfolio's in pain, but it was never for the financially faint-hearted image
.... "Investors must, of course, be vigilant of the Black Monday events and what has led to them. They need to ensure that their portfolios are properly diversified by geography, industrial sector and asset class in order to manage risk and navigate the growing volatility," he said, "If their portfolio is indeed well-diversified, for the time being at least I would urge investors to remain cautious and consistent. ...
Record capital flight from China as industrial slump drags on image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 21st of August 2015 07:12:09 PM
.... The ugly PMI figures overstate the weakness of the economy. Premier Li Keqiang is deliberately shifting resources away from the old industrial sectors. ...
Global economy woes hit markets image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of August 2015 10:07:35 AM
...."The Chinese slowdown is hugely important for the global economy and we can see the impact of this slowly spreading across East Asia, the commodity producers and now reaching a wider set of countries," Lord Turner, the former chairman of the Financial Services Authority, told the BBC. "I think what is going on in the industrial sectors of the economy, they maybe actually in recession and the official figures that show there is 7% growth - I think they are simply not credible. ...
Warren Buffett in £24bn swoop for leading aircraft parts firm Precision Castparts image
....2bn (£24bn) deal. In a statement Mr Buffett said he had long admired the company, which makes complex metal components for the aerospace, power and industrial sectors. ...
Buffett buys Precision Castparts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of August 2015 11:47:38 AM
....In the past 12 months, shares in PCC have fallen almost 30%. The company makes complex metal components for the aerospace, power and industrial sectors. ...
As Greece stares into the abyss, has Spain escaped from crisis? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 20th of June 2015 03:00:08 PM
.... For those unable to start a business, it is still not clear where a major job recovery touted by the centre-right PP is going to come from. A tourism boom is helping as retailers and hotels take on seasonal staff, and some industrial sectors, including car manufacturing, are on the up. ...
Questor share tip: Atkins on track for income image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 11th of June 2015 04:46:23 PM
.... . Questor believes Atkins’ dividend is sustainable because the Epsom-based engineer provides design services in rail, road, energy and other industrial sectors; and is benefiting from Chancellor George Osborne putting infrastructure spending firmly back on the agenda to boost the UK economy. ...
'Too many firms focus on dividends – here is how I find the growth winners'  image
.... Which other sectors do you like at the moment? . I like both the health care and industrial sectors because they are home to genuine growth stocks that should serve their shareholders well in terms of total returns over the next couple of years. ...
Questor share tip: RPC shares for long term growth image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of June 2015 03:27:34 PM
.... Revenue from the food industry tends to be fairly defensive as RPC’s packaging is disposable and therefore creates recurring demand. Meanwhile, in the industrial sector, metal parts are being replaced by plastic equivalents. ...
UK GDP figures get an upgrade image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 24th of May 2015 08:11:00 AM
....Economists at investment bank Morgan Stanley also believe the figures from the ONS will show that GDP grew faster than first thought. They said that while the performance of Britain’s construction and industrial sectors would not be sufficient on their own, the strength of the services sector should be enough to trigger a growth upgrade. ...
How to invest in commercial property via your pension image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 15th of May 2015 07:06:43 AM
.... . Martin Tilley, of pensions advice firm Dentons, says the big benefit of property funds is that they give investors access to a spread of commercial properties, across different industrial sectors and different geographical regions. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of May 2015 12:05:10 AM
. Outlook Some apparently good news for the new team at the Treasury from the industrial sector, which turned in a much better performance than expected in March, according to official data. ...
Industrial output growth accelerates image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of May 2015 10:34:04 AM
.... . There were increases in two of the four main industrial sectors, with manufacturing output being up by 1. ...
Are knives being sharpened for the Business Department? image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of May 2015 01:04:57 AM
....Labour has also provided some ammunition for the anti-BIS brigade. “It is an indifferent champion of business, particularly small business, and relates poorly to many key industrial sectors,” concluded Labour’s Andrew Adonis in a review of the department two years ago. ...
HP fraud case: is accounting at the heart HP's attempts to blame UK software company Autonomy? image
....Experts agree that IFRS allows considerably more leeway in what can be booked as revenues by a company than the US system, which is detailed and prescriptive. The US even specifies how revenues should be booked in different industrial sectors. ...
Investment Insider: History tells us that the markets aren’t moved by changes in government image
.... That said, the market will need the correct mix of social and private housing to avoid damaging the property sector, which is likely to be hit by higher interest rates anyway. Cases both for and against a change of government can be made in almost every industrial sector exposed to the UK economy. ...
France declared
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of April 2015 08:41:55 AM
....4 and 50. 8 respectively, as the country's industrial sector continues to shrink. ...
Big business using trade groups to lobby against EU climate policy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of April 2015 12:34:17 PM
....What has been surprising is the extent to which companies rely on trade associations to do their lobbying in the EU, and how ferociously some of these associations have opposed progressive EU climate policy. In our report we investigated how eight big, influential trade associations – which either represent particular industrial sectors or claim to represent all business interests in the EU – lobby on EU climate policy. ...
China's economic growth at six-year low, making further stimulus more likely image
....Zhou Hao, economist at ANZ Bank in Shanghai, said the fall in power output wasa sign that Beijing’s attempts to reorganise the economy were having an impact. “Beijing’s decision to remove overcapacity from some industrial sectors has shown some effects on power output, but more importantly, electricity demand was capped by sluggish demand,” said. ...
China's coal imports fall nearly half in 12 months as anti-pollution drive bites image
....“The rigid demand for coal is no longer there despite collapsing prices. Power plants no longer purchase extra coal, and traditional heavy consumers from the industrial sector are buying less amid economic slowdown,” Zhang said. ...
Fifth of UK equity deals now use cash from the crowd image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of March 2015 08:00:46 PM
.... . The industrial sector – most notably breweries and artisan alcohol manufacturers - was the second-highest performer, with 45 deals. ...

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