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Confidential information from top firms illegally accessed

Russians aim to ease trade worries with a bid to create 'Silicon Valley'

The leaders of an ambitious Russian project to create a "Silicon Valley" outside Moscow have dismissed fears that it is difficult to do business while Vladimir Putin is running the country.

Small Talk: It's not just the start-ups that are in need of a helping hand

In an economy where the Government talks loud and long about how it wants small companies to power the recovery, what precisely does it mean by small? All too often, for small companies, read start-up businesses, new ventures founded by entrepreneurs from scratch.

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Britain's last major train-builder, Bombardier, has been thrown a mini-lifeline, winning a £188m deal to build 130 carriages for Southern Railways.

Bombardier wins £188m trains order

UK manufacturing received a welcome year-end boost when Derby train-maker Bombardier won a £188 million order.

It could be back to the drawing board for Crossrail funding

Will PFI be thrown over for taxpayers’ money? The decision will be announced after Christmas

Asian gains fuel Siemens rebound

German industrial equipment maker Siemens today posted a fourth-quarter net profit of 1.23 billion euro (£1.04 billion), boosted by an increase in sales in Asia.

ONS figures underline manufacturing slowdown

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics reinforce a picture of a significant slowdown in the UK manufacturing sector. Output edged up 0.1 per cent in July, after falling 0.4 per cent in June. And the ONS's overall index of production, which includes mining and energy industries, fell by 0.2 per cent over the month.

Crossrail delays prove too much for Alstom

The French train maker has called a halt to its involvement in the £16bn scheme to link London

£1bn UK Crossrail jobs hopes raised

Hopes were raised today that a British trainmaking company that recently lost out to Germany on a big UK order could win a £1 billion contract for the cross-London Crossrail scheme.

10,000 protest over loss of Bombardier train contract

Thousands of people demonstrated in Derby yesterday over the Government's decision not to award a contract to the UK's only remaining train manufacturer, Bombardier.

David Prosser: Why James Murdoch must step down as chairman of BSkyB

Outlook: Sky, now a prominent FTSE 100 company, deserves a chairman who is able to devote the sort of time to its affairs that befits an operation of such scale

Leading article: Uncomfortable home truths

Yesterday's announcement from Bombardier of 1,400 job losses at its Derby plant follows the train manufacturer's unsuccessful bid for the £1.4bn Thameslink contract.

Anger as Bombardier unveils 1,400 job cuts

Unions and opposition politicians yesterday called on the Government to give national interests higher priority after Britain's last train maker blamed missing out on a state contract for its decision to cut more than 1,400 jobs.

Bombardier to cut 1,400 train jobs

British manufacturing suffered a major blow today when the last UK train-making company Bombardier announced more than 1,400 job losses.

Bombardier to unveil job cuts

The Canadian aircraft and train maker Bombardier is expected to announce job cuts at its plant in Derby today, after losing out to the German group Siemens in the battle for a key contract to supply trains for Thameslink.

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