Ask anyone about powerful stock markets and financial hubs, and the conversation will likely turn to Wall Street. But in actual fact, London has been far more powerful than Wall Street - or any other financial hotspot - for many years.
Nissan said in October that it wanted to turn its Sunderland site into a 'super-plant', building 600,000 cars a year. Photograph: Scott Heppell/AFP/Getty Images.
Japanese financial services firm Orix Corp has agreed to buy $290 million (272 million euros) worth of shipping loans from Royal Bank of Scotland, sources with direct knowledge of the deal told Reuters on Friday.
Welsh Assembly Members (AMs) and MPs in and around the Dee Valley have pleaded with the water company to 'respect the views of the community' and back down from buying Dee Valley Water.
In 2009, Rolls-Royce paid �3.32m to rent a Dubai warehouse for eight months to store defence products destined for the Indian market.