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Government has new powers to intervene in foreign takeovers

UK ministers now have greater powers to block foreign takeovers of British firms which could potentially harm national security.

The National Security and Investment Act is being described as the “biggest shake-up of the UK’s national security regime for 20 years”. The Act has identified 17 areas of the economy where greater scrutiny may be required when overseas investors are looking to acquire a UK business. Along with defence and military technology, new ...

Brexit and red tape impacting firms

Make UK, the industry body that represents 20,000 manufacturers in the UK, has warned that a combination of Brexit custom delays and red tape is adding to business costs and creating a more challenging business environment for firms

UK car sales tumble n 2021

The UK’s car industry has reported its second worse year for sales since 1992, as the pandemic and chip shortages hit the automotive sector.

Apple valuation tops $3trn

With the news that Apple has become the first company to hit a market capitalisation of $3trn, that’s more than the value of the entire UK stock exchange, it appears that Tim Cook’s leadership has defied the many critics that questioned his appointment.

Growing need for device security in 2022

With significant growth projected in the global IoT market over the next 6 years, the need to secure devices at the edge, through the manufacturing process, and throughout the life of the product are all expected to follow a similar trajectory.

Is recovery at risk?

In just a matter of weeks economic forecasters have slashed their expectations for Britain’s economic recovery and have started warning of further pain as we enter 2022.

Intel looks beyond 2025

At the weekend research teams at Intel unveiled work that the company says will help it to speed up and shrink computing chips over the next ten years.

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