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Report: give English "metro areas" more powers over transport, skills and immigration to boost national growth

Giving England's built-up 'metro areas' more control over regional transport, skills training and immigration, as well as more powers to raise and retain certain taxes, could boost national economic growth by as much as £79 billion annually by 2030, a year-long... 23 Oct 2014

UK trade mission to Zambia sets sights on infrastructure, energy projects

British firms have ended a four-day UK government-backed trade mission to Zambia designed to secure deals in the country’s infrastructure, energy, mining and other sectors. 20 Oct 2014

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