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BIS issues guidance on Greece for businesses

As a result of the temporary capital controls introduced by Greece, it is possible that you may experience delays in receiving payments originating from Greece. Greek companies may experience problems making payments and deliveries. Continue reading

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Emerging Economy Infrastructure Investment hits $107.5bn

Worldbank data reveals that the top five counties with the highest investment commitments are Brazil, Turkey, Peru, Columbia and India are top. These five countries together attracted US$78 billion, representing 73 percent of the investment commitments in the developing world in 2014. Continue reading

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Export Control: Licencing Performance Dashboard

Under the UK Government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, the Export Control Organisation (ECO) promotes global security through strategic export controls, facilitating responsible exports. They aim to help exporters sell their goods responsibly within the law.

The ECO provide a regularly updated web page to give you a snapshot of current performance against targets, and also how they are doing on a country-by-country basis. The page also provides guidance on export licence applications and various links to additional services to support export development. It’s a useful tool for potential and existing exporters. Continue reading

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UKTI Inward Investment Report 2014 to 2015

Published by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), the UK’s Inward Investment Report for 2014 to 2015 shows that the UK has maintained its position as the number one destination for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Europe after attracting a record number of FDI projects. Continue reading

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Sumo Digital agrees Disney gaming partnership

Sheffield-based video game development studio Sumo Digital has agreed a partnership with Disney on its Infinity 3.0 game.

Disney Infinity 3.0 is the latest instalment in the action-adventure video game series, which allows players to bring Disney Pixar’s characters to life, from Pirates of the Caribbean to Toy Story and Frozen.
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Masterplan submitted for Olympic Legacy Park

A joint venture between Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Sheffield City Council, the Olympic Legacy Park has already received the backing of Lord Sebastian Coe and Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams.

The planning application for the Olympic Legacy Park (OLP) in the east end of Sheffield includes the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, which will be run by Sheffield Hallam University pioneering technologies for healthcare companies including Toshiba to help people move more.
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Two Local Companies receive Top Accolade

Fabulous news as 2 Sheffield companies win the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2015:  International Trade.  President Engineering Group Ltd and Pricecheck Toiletries. Proves that export success can come from any sector. Enjoy PEGL’s export success story here  Continue reading

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Four missions for Export, fully paid!

European Enterprise Network Yorkshire are advising selected business around the region to save the date and look to visiting Italy for Expo 2015 with fully paid missions to develop exporting opportunities.

The four special missions for Expo which come fully paid with flights and accommodation, and are organised by EEN Sicily with the Regional Government of Sicily.
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UK Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015

The UK is participating at the World Expo 2015 in Milan from 1 May to 31 October. Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life is the core theme. It aims to highlight one of the most pressing challenges of our time – how to feed and sustain an expected rise in the world’s population to 9 billion by 2050. Continue reading

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Cutlery ‘must be Made in Sheffield’

Commons catering chiefs claim it costs too much to maintain silver cutlery and insist a new £17,000 stainless steel set – made in Vietnam or Taiwan – will not ‘compromise class or elegance’.

A report accepted by the Commons Administration Committee says the move will save £50,000 in costs including sharpening, burnishing, repair and replacement over the next five years.

But any switch to stainless steel should be to cutlery that is Made in Sheffield, angry manufacturers say. Continue reading

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