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Land Rover China in Panda deal

15/09/2013

By Daniel Hunter Jaguar Land Rover China has announced its partnership with the Royal Zoological Society Scotland (RZSS), which saw the British car manufacturer support the Giant Panda Research Symposium taking place at Edinburgh Zoo from September 10 to 12, alongside a China-UK education initiative. Jaguar Land Rover China is supporting... read more


 

Is the recovery sustainable?

15/09/2013

By Daniel Hunter The outlook for growth has improved but there is still a long way to go to create a more sustainable recovery according to analysis published by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation. Despite making some progress, the government needs to be clearer about its economic priorities and get every part of... read more


 

Opportunities for UK firms in landmark Hong Kong cultural project

12/09/2013

By Daniel Hunter The development of one of the world’s largest cultural projects in Hong Kong will create considerable opportunities for UK companies, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority CEO Michael Lynch announced yesterday (Thursday). At an event organised by the Hong Kong Association, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, the British... read more


 

London businesses learn how to trade with Middle East

12/09/2013

By Daniel Hunter London’s entrepreneurs with overseas vision met with senior representatives from the Ajman Free Zone Authority in the United Arab Emirates, at London Chamber of Commerce this week, to unlock the business opportunities across the Middle East. Business elite from the Ajman Free Zone Authority, Nader Eldesouky, deputy general... read more


 

UK firms in strong favour of staying in the EU

11/09/2013

By Daniel Hunter If a referendum on the future membership of the European Union was held tomorrow, a substantial majority of CBI members would support staying in, fearing an exit would affect access to trading markets and business investment, leaving the UK less competitive. ... read more


 

Trade conference to focus on driving international growth

11/09/2013

By Daniel Hunter The British Chambers of Commerce International Trade Conference is to take place on 
Thursday 17th October at Central Hall Westminster. ‘Exporting is Good for Britain: Driving International Growth’ will bring together high growth exporters, SMEs, business leaders and leading policy makers. This unique event will provide an opportunity to hear... read more


 

Government needs to boost manufacturing sector to sustain recovery

11/09/2013

By Daniel Hunter Warwick Business School Dean Mark Taylor, who is a former senior economist at International Monetary Fund, believes the UK Government needs to start pulling the ‘micro levers’ to make sure the country’s economic recovery is sustainable. Recent good data has led Chancellor George Osborne to declare the economy has... read more


 

Export scheme launched to promote british music overseas

11/09/2013

By Daniel Hunter A new scheme to help independent music companies grow their overseas export markets has been launched, following a meeting at Downing Street with the music industry chaired by the Prime Minister. The Music Export Growth Scheme will allocate millions of pounds of grants to independent music companies and will... read more


 

Tokyo's successful Olympic bid will spur economic growth

10/09/2013

By Daniel Hunter Taku Arai, Japanese Equities Product Manager at Schroders, believes that Tokyo's successful bid for the 2020 Olympics bid will spur economic growth. "Over the weekend, Japan celebrated Tokyo being awarded the 2020 Olympics. The country benefited from being viewed as the 'safe' choice by the International Olympic Committee relative... read more


 

Calls to strengthen UK supply chains

10/09/2013

By Daniel Hunter The UK must grasp its once-in-a-generation opportunity to get industrial strategy right, CBI Director-General John Cridland will say today (Wednesday). In a speech to the joint Government-CBI Industrial Strategy Conference at Warwick University, Mr Cridland will say good progress... read more