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UK-Vietnam Joint Economic and Trade Committee


By Daniel Hunter Grant Shapps is attending the annual meeting of the UK-Vietnam Joint Economic and Trade Committee in his role as Minister Without Portfolio in order to support the... read more


UK Business Confidence


By Daniel Hunter Business confidence in the UK is at a 20 year high, according to a survey by Lloyds Banking Group. The survey of 1,500 businesses found increased confidence across all sectors and UK regions. Lloyds measure business confidence by forecast... read more


Tesco in India


By Daniel Hunter The Indian government has approved Tesco's plans to expand into the country. The British Retailer is to invest $110m (£68m) into India's tightly-guarded retail industry. ... read more


Swiss Bridge Deal


By Daniel Hunter MILITARY bridge maker WFEL has agreed a £37m contract with the Swiss army. The Stockport manufacturer will supply its latest dry support bridge (DSB), which can span a 46-metre gap in 90 minutes, until the... read more


Small Business Exports


By Daniel Hunter Thousands of small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) may be failing to fulfil their full potential due to uncertainty over how to take the first step into international... read more


Christmas Exports


By Daniel Hunter UK exporters look set to pull off another... read more


BAE Shares


By Daniel Hunter BAE Systems' shares fell by 5% following the collapse of a deal to supply fighter jets in the Middle East. ... read more


Helicopter Deal


By Daniel Hunter Prime Minister David Cameron and Business Secretary Vince Cable have welcomed the announcement that UK helicopter company, AgustaWestland, has signed a £1 billion contract to supply 16 helicopters... read more


EU triples funding for rail innovation


By Claire West The European Commission yesterday adopted "Shift2Rail", a new public-private partnership to invest just under €1 billion in research and innovation to get more passengers and freight onto Europe's railways. Rail is amongst the most efficient and climate-friendly forms of transport, but currently it only carries about only 10%... read more


Airports Expansion


By Daniel Hunter The Airports Commission’s independent review into airport capacity and connectivity in the UK has concluded that there is a need for 1 net additional runway to be in... read more