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Investment is usually to allocate money into something that will reap benefit in the future. Durable goods, real estate, factories, product development and research and development are all viable options for investment. The most common of however is investing in financial assets.
Opportunities to invest are always appearing, some beneficial and others not. The rising popularity and success of cryptocurrency in the last few years have shown high amounts of people investing in things such a bitcoin. Investors involved in riskier opportunities expect a higher return. The risks involved with investing are the chances of losing your initial amount and gaining nothing.

Levelling Up White Paper: Collaboration within higher education?

David Marlow, Managing Director of Third Life Economics and a member of the Institute of Economic Development, discusses local, regional, national, global and institutional issues as a result of the Levelling Up White Paper, which could affect universities’ support for economic development.
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New forms of leadership needed to drive Levelling Up

Professor Kiran Trehan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Partnerships and Engagement at the University of York, an organisational member of the Institute of Economic Development, argues the case for new forms of leadership to drive economic development and innovation.
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Britain’s medium-sized innovation businesses: Held back from achieving full potential

Tris Dyson, MD of Challenge Works, argues that Britain’s medium-sized innovation businesses are being held back from achieving their full potential.
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Grants can help landlords install EV charge points in their properties

EV charge points are becoming more essential for those with electric vehicles, but how can they be more accessible to owners?
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Children’s mental health in Africa

OAG examines the state of investment in and provision of adolescents and children’s mental health services in Africa.
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Social value: A better investment all round

Paul Styler, Director of Infrastructure Solutions, ETL, argues that social value can be a greater driver for investment over financial gain.
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Taiwan announces $200 million for microchip production in Lithuania

Taiwan announced a $200 million investment for microchip production in Lithuania, with a further $1 billion credit programme for innovation.
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The challenge of COVID-19 for emerging markets

Adam Heuman, Vice-President Global Development and Communication, EMpower – The Emerging Markets Foundation, sheds light on the challenge of COVID-19 for emerging markets.
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How regulatory technology delivers compliance ROI

Vivek Dodd, co-founder of Skillcast, discusses how regulatory technology (RegTech) can help businesses avoid fines, breaches, reduce costs and deliver Return on Investment (ROI).
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R&D investments spearhead cyber security defence

The Digital Security by Design (DSbD) challenge received two new funding awards which will help prevent cyber security attacks.
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UK and India strengthen economic ties to boost jobs and investment

Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, and the Indian Minister of Finance, Nirmala Sitharaman have agreed to strengthen the economic relationship between India and the UK to boost jobs and investment.
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How important are early company audits?

In this finance focus, we consider why early company audits are so important for business credibility and increasing investment.
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PE must chart stormy economies to capitalise on choice companies

Seasoned PE expert Martin Soderberg, Partner at SPEAR Capital says that private equity must chart stormy economies to capitalise on choice companies.
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How will oil and gas investment recover after the pandemic?

Henry Berry, director of Tristone Holdings Ltd, shares his thoughts on how investment in the oil and gas industry will recover after the COVID-19 pandemic.
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How will COVID-19 impact ESG investing long-term?

Prior to COVID-19, there was a massive spike in ESG investing, but as the global pandemic's wreaked havoc on global markets. Kerstin Engler, Senior Wealth Manager at Geneva Management Group, looks at how COVID-19 might impact ESG investing in the long term.
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Swindon and Wiltshire LEP discuss transforming urban centres and local developments

Swindon and Wiltshire LEP discusses the development of the urban centre in Swindon and Salisbury, as well as developments in Wiltshire Swindon and Wiltshire is an area of major economic significance; attracting substantial overseas and UK investment. Its pivotal location in central southern England offers direct links to London, Heathrow,...
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What economic impact will COVID-19 have on investment?

Kenji Yamada, CIIA, Managing Director & CIO, Geneva Management Group, claims that opportunities will arise and investment confidence will return with medium-and long-term recoveries, mitigating COVID-19’s impact on the economy.
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Adapting UK rulemaking to the new Brexit and COVID-19 reality

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría writes here about how to create trade policies during the UK's Brexit and COVID-19 reality.
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The benefits of R&D for businesses post-Brexit

Radeep Mathew, Head of Consulting at Leyton UK looks at the unrealised potential of R&D for British businesses post-Brexit.
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Is solar still a good investment?

Here, renewables developer, Anesco looks at the case for investing in solar without government subsidies and why battery storage could hold the key to maximising the benefits.

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