Category Archives: europe

New manufacturing news website goes live

After over 1000 blogs, the Whats Happening in Manufacturing blog spot has grown up and become the sector’s newest fully functioning 24/7 manufacturing news website. WHIMFING.com (What’s Happening In Manufacturing) boasts “no frills; just facts”. It’s “where busy people who … Continue reading

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Industrial renaissance neglects industrial workers say Euro unions

European trades union organisations have given a guarded welcome to a European Commission report ‘For a European Industrial Renaissance’, emphasising a commitment to foster industrial production so that it contributes 20% to Europe’s GDP by 2020. The unions ETUC and … Continue reading

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EEF attacks Eurosceptic ‘red card’ scheme

The manufacturing ‘bosses union’ EEF reacted angrily today to a report from the Eurosceptic business group Business for Britain. In its report, Business for Britain – which is supported by the likes of retail gurus Sir Stuart Rose and Lord … Continue reading

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Manufacturing flurry was no fluke, says BCC

A major new survey from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has set aside fears that that the manufacturing industry’s growth spurt last summer was only temporary. Its quarterly Economic Survey released today (Tuesday) shows that five key measures – … Continue reading

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British manufacturers to lead Europe’s growth league

If Britain’s manufacturing industry meets its projected expansion rate of 2.7% during 2014, it will propel the UK to the top of the EU growth league. So says a survey published this morning by the manufacturers’ organisation EEF and the … Continue reading

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Nissan warns on EU withdrawal

Carlos Ghosn, chief executive of Nissan and its sister company Renault has told the BBC that he will reconsider the Japanese car maker’s investment in the UK if Britain leaves the European Union. However, he added that he considered that … Continue reading

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PM must lead on Europe, says EEF

The manufacturers’ organisation EEF continues to bang the drum for Europe today (Thursday, 24 October) with a plea to Prime Minister David Cameron “to lead his European partners in focusing on growth and support for business at today’s EU Council … Continue reading

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