Author Archives: Halton International

International Trade Secretary – 2017 must be ‘Year of Exporting’

Liam Fox calls on businesses to seize export opportunities as DIT identifies 50 key countries for growing trade. The government is urging businesses to make 2017 the year of exporting as it encourages them to seek new markets and seize … Continue reading

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EU Statistics in Focus: Volume of retail trade down by 0.4% in euro area

EU Statistics in Focus: Volume of retail trade down by 0.4% in euro area. November 2016 compared with October 2016 Volume of retail trade down by 0.4% in euro area Down by 0.1% in EU28 Continue reading

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The World Bank: Year in Review: 2016 in 12 Charts (and a video)

Between the social, political, and economic upheavals affecting our lives, and the violence and forced displacement making headlines, you’d be forgiven for feeling gloomy about 2016. A look at the data reveals some of the challenges we face but also the progress we’ve made toward a more peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable future. Continue reading

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Risks and Returns: Managing Financial Trade-Offs for Inclusive Growth in Europe and Central Asia

Worldbank Report “Risks and Returns: Managing Financial Trade-Offs for Inclusive Growth in Europe and Central Asia” argues that striking the right balance across all dimensions of financial development (stability, efficiency, inclusion, and overall depth) is crucial for achieving and sustaining … Continue reading

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European Statistics: Production in Construction Up

October 2016 compared with September 2016 Production in construction up by 0.8% in euro area Up by 0.4% in EU28. Continue reading

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Major Contract win for WANdisco

Software business WANdisco has secured a significant contract win with a major automotive multinational. The group, which has a base in Sheffield, said the win had been achieved through its original equipment manufacturer sales partnership with IBM. Under the agreement, … Continue reading

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Middle East Rail, Dubai, 7-18th March 2017

UK railway suppliers are invited to join the UK Pavilion at the Middle East Rail  onference and exhibition in Dubai to meet key players and promote your products and services. Over $300bn of planned investment in rail and public transport infrastructure in the … Continue reading

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What’s HOT and what’s NOT in International Trade

What’s HOT and what’s NOT in International Trade, from trade missions, UKEF services and Sheffield City Region’s Growth Hub services to effecitiveness of UKTI services Continue reading

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Sheffield City Region to host HORASIS 2017

Horasis 2017, a global economic summit designed to set the agenda for worldwide collaboration, is to be held in the Sheffield City Region. The Sheffield City Region local enterprise partnership (LEP) was invited to bid to host the event in … Continue reading

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Flybe launches new route from Doncaster Sheffield with connections to the US & Canada

A new Dublin route with Flybe from Yorkshire’s Doncaster Sheffield Airport will add extra US destinations for passengers from the region connecting via the Irish airport. Washington and Connecticut will now join the existing North American cities, New York, Chicago, … Continue reading

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