One of the first acts from US president, Donald Trump was to pull out of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), his latest act is to call in on the Middle East, dance with the odd sword, and do lots of deals with his good friends the Saudis. But are both acts in danger of back-firing?
What are the advantages that exporting could bring to your company and how do get started? Peter Hunt from OSE European has some answers.
The National Institute of Economics and Social Research (NIESR) has claimed that predicted fall in migration from the EU to the UK will hit the economy hard, but that lower paid workers will be mildly better off.
Over 6,000 UK businesses have been able to start trading overseas so far this year with help from Lloyds Banking Group, who pledged to help 5,000 first time exporters in 2016.
The upturn in the UK manufacturing sector extended into its fourth month running during November, as rates of expansion for output and new orders both remained solid, despite growth easing further from the highs reached in September.
It may boil down to free speech versus accusations of xenophobia. But things are getting nasty between the UK and EU, and they are getting nasty within the UK itself. Brexit is beginning to have a hard tinge to it.
The amount of manufacturing output and orders grew over the last quarter, with export volumes growth the strongest for two and a half years, according to the latest quarterly CBI Industrial Trends Survey.
For businesses looking to grow, exporting can be a fruitful business strategy and there may be more opportunities than you imagine. From high-street brands, to tech companies and even farming businesses like Mash Direct, exporting overseas can boost business prospects and could help your business grow by up to 20%.