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LCR weekly business news round-up: 27/10/2017

Here’s a quick round-up of some of the most important business stories for the Liverpool City region this week

Liverpool launches £1million ‘Big Data’ training centre

The University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University have been awarded £1 million for a new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in data intensive science. The award is part of £10-million investment from the Science and Technology Facilities Council to support eight new data intensive science CDTs across the UK.

Liverpool City Region must have 'global tech ambitions' says Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram

LIVERPOOL City region can become a world magnet for tech companies, Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram has proclaimed. And with it he says the region can be a globally important part of ‘the fourth industrial revolution’.

easyJet announces expansion at Liverpool with the introduction of its eighth aircraft

easyJet, the UK and Liverpool’s leading airline, has confirmed a move to expand at its Liverpool base, with the introduction of an additional Airbus A320 aircraft - the eighth aircraft to be based in Liverpool.

Brexit fears lead to slowdown in investment decisions among North West manufacturers

New study by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, and banking giant Santander, claims political uncertainty over the UK exit from the EU is the cause of a ‘wait and see’ approach.