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The business side of St Valentine’s Day

By |February 12th, 2013|

Dr Steven McCabe – Birmingham City Business School

 It is estimated that in this country on St Valentine’s Day this Thursday we will spend approximately £900 million. This amount of spending is not insignificant for what many deride as an invention to make us feel more romantic and give us a reason to express our love […]

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Potential thoughts on the Autumn Statement by George Osborne

By |December 5th, 2012|

By Dr Steve McCabe, Director of Research Degrees at Birmingham City Business School

The ‘leaked’ headline that there will be an additional £5 billion investment over the next three years spent on rebuilding schools, improving transport infrastructure and in science is good news; especially for construction companies which can expand their workload.

Clearly any future upturn in the […]

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Heseltine – praise for attempting to think the unthinkable

By |October 31st, 2012|

Dr Steve McCabe, Director of Research Degrees at Birmingham City Business School shares his views on the Lord Heseltine Review in the run-up to its launch in Birmingham today. For more from Dr McCabe see tomorrow’s (November 1st) Birmingham Post.

In March Lord Heseltine was commissioned by the Chancellor George Osborne and Business Secretary Vince Cable […]

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The UK economy: What happens next?

By |July 29th, 2016|

With just over a month past since the UK voted to leave the European Union, Dr Steven McCabe, Associate Professor, Birmingham City University Business School looks at how this has effected the country’s economy and what will happen next.

Last week’s announcement by Philip Hammond that there is an intention to significantly change the Government’s economic […]

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Is Apple’s allure waning?

By |January 29th, 2016|

Dr Steve McCabe, Birmingham City University’s Business School

Three years ago I wrote a piece for The Huffington Post in which I asked the question whether, based on the first fall in profits in a decade that had led to a severe drop in share price, the company Apple was losing its attractiveness.

The passing of founder Steve […]

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Out of the crisis – lessons from British car manufacturing

By |January 19th, 2012|

By Dr Steven McCabe from Birmingham City Business School

Today’s unemployment figures give us all cause for concern and there is certainly little to be currently optimistic about.

For those of us who have been around for a while and can remember the 1970s we know that even in the bleakest of times there is always hope […]

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