Customs-free ports are commonplace around the globe and have been around for centuries, but proposals to create them in the UK have drawn criticism in some areas
Concern over investing in regulated sectors is damaging UK infrastructure, but private finance is essential to meet future needs
Each industrial revolution produced a significant reordering of manufacturing nations. As the world embarks on what many predict will be its fourth, which countries will be the main beneficiaries and how will global economic dynamics shift?
The trend towards shifting manufacturing back to developed countries from cheaper locations is far from straightforward
Offshore wind power, propelling a major green energy initiative, is at the heart of the Humber’s recovery
Chemicals and oil remain long-term drivers of regional prosperity as important UK producers and local employers
Facebook’s fracas over misuse of its users’ data may signal a fundamental rethink of how customers’ personal information is treated online
Cyberattacks, IT outages, floods, earthquakes – to the list of threats facing companies’ supply chains, we can now add protectionism