Manufacturing sector

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Bank of England raises UK interest rates to 4%
Hike of 0.5 percentage points lifts rates to 14-year high, but BoE says shorter and shallower recession now more likely

Phillip Inman

02, Feb, 2023 @4:51 PM

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Rolls-Royce is a ‘burning platform’ that must transform, says new CEO
‘We underperform every key competitor out there,’ staff are told in global address by Tufan Erginbilgic

Mark Sweney

27, Jan, 2023 @11:57 AM

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UK business activity drops at fastest pace in two years as cost rises bite
High energy prices, rising interest rates and falling demand point to risk of recession, say analysts

Phillip Inman

24, Jan, 2023 @12:10 PM

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EU ‘could end reliance on China for electric car batteries by 2030’
Prediction predicated on investment that keeps pace with Joe Biden’s $369bn green subsidy spree

Alex Lawson

24, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘Brexit has lost us 25% of sales’: British bike storage firm buckles under red tape
Cycloc says ‘Kafkaesque’ rules have cost it £100,000 in latest tale of how EU exit is harming small firms

Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent

23, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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MPs urge asbestos company to pay £10m to fund cancer research
All-party group including peers backs campaign by victims’ group, saying Cape ‘knowingly put people in danger’

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

22, Jan, 2023 @6:55 PM

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Business minister boasted Britishvolt was Brexit success story months before collapse
Electric car battery firm planned to build large facility in Northumberland with government funds if it found investors

Michael Savage Policy Editor

22, Jan, 2023 @7:30 AM

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The Observer view on the free market thinking that failed Britishvolt | Observer editorial
The government’s hands-off approach meant the odds were against the EV battery startup from the start

Observer editorial

22, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Where does the Britishvolt collapse leave UK’s dream of an electric future?
Britain’s car industry relies on petrol or diesel vehicles – and every failure to be part of the electric revolution makes it more exposed

Jasper Jolly

17, Jan, 2023 @4:39 PM

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Battery startup Britishvolt enters administration as rescue talks fail
Staff told majority of firm’s 300 employees would be immediately made redundant on Tuesday morning

Alex Lawson and Jasper Jolly

17, Jan, 2023 @1:28 PM

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Berlin fashion spoof causes chaos as Adidas denies involvement
German sportswear company says event announcing new co-CEO and ‘realitywear’ nothing to do with it

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

16, Jan, 2023 @6:31 PM

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UK economy grew by only 0.1% in November
Figure comes as people began Christmas shopping, while World Cup gave pubs and bars a boost

Phillip Inman

13, Jan, 2023 @7:34 AM

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