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Skills and exports boost to maintain UK’s global leadership

10/07/2013

By Daniel Hunter A new industrial strategy published today (Thursday) sets out how the UK can strengthen its position as a global leader in professional and business services (PBS). The sector is one of Britain’s foremost success stories employing four million people and is worth more than £150 billion to the... read more


 

Concern as China's exports and imports fall

09/07/2013

By Daniel Hunter Growing concerns that China's economy is in slowdown mode were further fuelled with news of an unexpected fall in exports and imports. Exports fell 3.1% in June from a year earlier, indicating weak global demand for Chinese goods. Most analysts had expected a 4% increase in shipments. Imports fell 0.7%... read more


 

What is the price of a European recovery?

09/07/2013

By Daniel Hunter In a month when the EU welcomed another member state and the way was opened for another EU country — Latvia — to join the eurozone, we might well be lulled into assuming that neither the EU dream nor the single currency are discredited after all and... read more


 

Trade deficit on goods and services reaches £2.4 million

08/07/2013

By Marcus Leach The UK’s deficit on trade in goods and services was estimated to have been £2.4 billion in May, compared with a deficit of £2.1 billion in April. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed there was a deficit of £8.5 billion on goods, partly offset... read more


 

South East exporters enjoy taste of success

08/07/2013

By Daniel Hunter The South East’s best exporters gathered in London this month to celebrate their Queen’s Awards and to support UK Trade & Investment’s (UKTI) exporting challenge. Eleven of the 20 South East Queen’s Award winners attended the prestigious event, organised by UKTI, at The Farmer’s Club in Whitehall with Minister... read more


 

New transparency rules launched for extractive industry payments

08/07/2013

By Daniel Hunter Businesses and NGOs working in the mining, oil and gas industry joined forced with the Government today (Tuesday) to mark the launch of the UK’s implementation of the Extractives Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI). The Initiative, which was set up to increase transparency, improves the way revenues from oil, gas... read more


 

Greece could see a return to growth in 2014

08/07/2013

By Daniel Hunter Staff teams from the European Commission (EC), European Central Bank (ECB), and International Monetary Fund (IMF) have concluded their review mission to Greece. The mission has reached staff-level agreement, ad referendum, with the authorities on the economic and financial policies needed to ensure the program is on track... read more


 

Northamptonshire hosts Chinese trade delegation

07/07/2013

By Daniel Hunter A delegation from China’s Huadu Auto City, part of the Huadu district of Guangzhou, is to visit Northamptonshire to build relationships with the county’s High Performance Technology (HPT) Network. Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership (NEP) has arranged the visit on Friday 12 July and Monday 15 July, to further develop... read more


 

Driving business growth in the Middle East

07/07/2013

By Jonathan Davies HTP Training Ltd (HTP), the leading education and training provider in Southern England, has enabled Ateca Consulting, a dynamic IT & Telecoms Recruitment business based on the Isle of Wight, to strengthen its internal resource by adopting an Apprenticeship development model. The company which operates throughout the Middle East... read more


 

World's largest offshore wind farm opens in the UK

04/07/2013

By Daniel Hunter The Prime Minister has opened the world’s largest offshore wind farm, the London Array and said it demonstrated that the UK is a great place to invest. With 175 wind turbines, the Array which is located in Margate, Kent, will be able to generate 630 MegaWatts of electricity, which... read more