A series of events that will provide UK businesses a unique one-off opportunity to tap into key emerging markets has been announced by the International Festival for Business (IFB).
Business conditions in China worsened in April following weaker economic data, reports of company defaults and policy announcements about only modest economic stimulus measures.
The drinks giant, Diageo, has launched a bit to purchase Indian drinks company, United Spirits Ltd (USL).
The demand for Chinese gold is expected to rise by 20% in the next few years, according to the World Gold Council.
The growth of international trade will speed up in 2014 and 2015, according to the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Small and mid-sized firms around the UK announced 16 new export deals during Export Week (7-11 April) to countries across the world including Ghana, Colombia and Cambodia.
The £480 million sale of UK department store, House of Fraser, has been completed.
A China group has agreed to purchase Glencore Xstrata's copper mine in Peru for $6bn (£3.6bn).
The UK must adapt its approach to exporting if it is to tap into the overseas procurement market which is believed to be worth £452bn, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
The UK trade deficit narrowed in February, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).