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UK Expands Export Finance in West Africa

UK Expands Export Finance appetite in West Africa as first rep in Africa takes up office in Ghana.

Ghana becomes the first West African country to have a representative of the world’s oldest export credit agency, UK Export Finance (UKEF) stationed in-country. Continue reading

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International Trade Secretary travels to Gulf promoting investment and British businesses

Dr Liam Fox will visit Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates this weekend (26 to 28 May) to promote more than 68 UK projects worth £30 billion to investors. Continue reading

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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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