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City chief appointed to lead UK export drive

Department for International Trade (DIT) appoints John Mahon, former Head of Barclays Corporate Bank, as the UK’s new Director General for Exports. Continue reading

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US-UK Trade and Investment Working Group – statement

The United States and the United Kingdom held the third meeting of the US-UK Trade and Investment Working Group on 21 to 22 March, and the inaugural meeting of the new US-UK Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) Dialogue on 20 March Continue reading

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US Delegation visits Sheffield City Region

A high-level delegation from the US Congress has visited the Sheffield City Region (SCR) to learn about its growing reputation in advanced manufacturing. Continue reading

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US Delegation visits Sheffield City Region

A high-level delegation from the US Congress has visited the Sheffield City Region (SCR) to learn about its growing reputation in advanced manufacturing.

Ron Kind, US Representative for Wisconsin’s third congressional district, is an expert on small businesses, while Derek Kilmer, who represents Washington’s sixth congressional district, has worked in economic development for over a decade. Both were keen to see the work of the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) Continue reading

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Exporting for Growth Breakfast Event: Sheffield, 14 March

Whether you’re new to exporting or looking to grow your international trade, find out how the Exporting for Growth programme* could benefit your business – all before you head to the office! Continue reading

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Eurostat: Industrial producer prices up by 0.2% in euro area

In December 2017, compared with November 2017, industrial producer prices rose by 0.2% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.1% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In November 2017, prices increased by 0.6% in the euro area and by 0.7% in the EU28. Continue reading

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International Trade Secretary appoints new ‘HM Trade Commissioner’ for China

  Dr Liam Fox announces Richard Burn as the new HM Trade Commissioner for China during a trade visit to the country. Richard Burn named as HM Trade Commissioner for China Dr Fox leads delegation of more than 50 British businesses … Continue reading

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Eurostat: Volume of retail trade down by 1.1% in euro area

  December 2017 compared with November 2017 Volume of retail trade down by 1.1% in euro area Down by 1.0% in EU28 In December 2017 compared with November 2017, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade decreased by 1.1% in … Continue reading

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Eurostat Update: Industrial production up by 1.0% in euro area

Monthly comparison by main industrial grouping and by Member State

The increase of 1.0% in industrial production in the euro area in November 2017, compared with October 2017, is due to production of capital goods rising by 3.0%, durable consumer goods by 1.6%, intermediate goods by 1.1% and non-durable consumer goods by 0.1%, while production of energy remained unchanged. Continue reading

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UKEF extends support for UK exports to over 60 currencies

Overseas buyers can now access UK government-backed finance in 62 pre-approved local currencies when they buy from the UK. Overseas buyers of UK exports can now access UK government-backed finance in 62 pre-approved local currencies, Minister for Investment Graham Stuart MP … Continue reading

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