Advertisement

Advertisement

Subscribe to our News Feed Subscribe to the RSS Feed

New UK boost to economy and policing in Libya

16/04/2013

By Daniel Hunter The UK will provide vital support to the economy and policing in Libya, International Development Minister Alan Duncan announced from Tripoli, ensuring gains made since the overthrow of Qadhafi will not be lost. The UK will help renovate Libya’s police training academy so that it can provide residential courses... read more


 

Ireland uniquely positioned to benefit from EU-US trade deal

16/04/2013

By Daniel Hunter A new EU - US free trade agreement would deliver GDP growth equivalent to providing every worker in Ireland with an extra year's salary over the course of their career, according to the American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland. The Chamber published a paper entitled The Transatlantic Opportunity: Why... read more


 

Africa continues to grow strongly despite global slowdown

15/04/2013

By Daniel Hunter Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is likely to reach more than 5 percent on average in 2013-2015 as a result of high commodity prices worldwide and strong consumer spending on the continent, ensuring that the region remains amongst the fastest growing in the world, according to the World... read more


 

Businesses increase sales finance deals to customers by 11%

15/04/2013

By Daniel Hunter Manufacturers are stepping up their use of sales finance to provide funds to their business customers, says LPM Outsourcing (LPMO), the leading provider of services to the asset finance sector. The value of this sales finance provided by manufacturers to allow a business to lease equipment has increased... read more


 

Investors see gold rush in Romanian wind market

15/04/2013

By Phil Grant, Partner, Energy Advisory Services, Baringa Partner Last month stakeholders from across the Romanian wind industry, gathered in Bucharest for a conference focussed on incentive regimes, regulatory stability and the availability of capital to fund projects. I was invited to speak for the second consecutive year and took the... read more


 

Mayor heads to the Gulf to promote investment into the capital

15/04/2013

By Daniel Hunter The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is leading a trade mission to the Gulf seeking to attract major investment to London and build stronger ties with this high growth region. The Mayor in the UAE on Sunday, and he will visit Abu Dhabi and Dubai before moving on to... read more


 

Strong domestic demand drives increasing growth in East Asia Pacific

15/04/2013

By Daniel Hunter Driven by strong domestic demand, economies of developing East Asia and Pacific continue to be an engine of global growth, growing at 7.5 percent in 2012, higher than any other region in the world, says the World Bank in its latest analysis of the regional economy. As the... read more


 

UK growth forecast for 2013 lowered by IMF

15/04/2013

By Marcus Leach The International Monetary Fund have lowered their forecasts for many developed countries, including the UK. The IMF's twice-yearly review of the world economy, the World Economic Outlook, has suggested that world growth would now be 3.3% for the year, down from 3.5% forecast six months ago. For the UK, it... read more


 

Property industry welcomes changes to the community infrastructure levy

14/04/2013

By Daniel Hunter The British Property Federation (BPF) has welcomed the government’s proposed changes to the community infrastructure levy - a tax on property development - following industry concerns. The per square foot tax on new development is designed to largely replace s106 agreements, with the money raised spent on a... read more


 

GREAT British Exhibition at Formula One in China

14/04/2013

By Daniel Hunter A Great British exhibition at Jiading Race Track was opened by British Ambassador Sebastian Wood as the Chinese Grand Prix celebrated its tenth anniversary. The exhibition, which attracted over 100,000 guests over three days, 12-14 May 2013, demonstrated Britain’s strengths in the luxury sector. Retail goods and the latest... read more