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Friday, 23rd January 2015

Esterform buys Constar UK for undisclosed sum
Esterform, which claims to be the largest independent converter of PET in the UK, said the deal would double its PET preform and container capacity to in excess of three billion units a year.

UK car manufacturing reports best numbers since 2007
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has reported that 1,528,148 cars were manufactured in the UK in 2014. ...more

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BPF talks tough on possible levy exemption for biodegradable bags
Any exemption from the levy, which is due to be debated shortly by MPs and Peers and come into force in England in October, would be contrary to the recommendations of the government’s own Environmental Audit Committee, according to the British Plastics Federation.

China's GDP growth lowest since 1990
The world's second largest economy reported its 2014 gross domestic product growth at 7.4%, the lowest figure in nearly a quarter of a century.

Chemical engineering student intake doubles
New figures from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (Ucas), have revealed that the number of students starting chemical engineering courses has nearly doubled over the past five years. 

Euro QE gets mixed response from business leaders
The European Central Bank will buy assets, such as government bonds, with money it has "printed" – or in actual fact, created electronically. ...more

Jaguar Land Rover backs new skills initiative
Automotive giant welcomes announcement by business secretary Vince Cable of £11.3m government funding for skills development initiative. 


Champ Chat
So that's where all the money's going
The Bank’s assessment tallies with new figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), which today revealed that more UK cars were made last year than at any time since 2007, before the financial crisis ...more

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