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Brexit

As Brexit text is agreed, businesses warn they cannot afford no-deal

Huge Brexit news this afternoon and evening as UK and EU officials confirmed that they have agreed a draft Brexit ‘text’. Talks between Theresa May and her cabinet members have been held today before further discussions tomorrow afternoon. The news saw the pound surge against the dollar and the euro, though the cabinet and then

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SME firms suffering crisis of confidence

SME firms suffering crisis of confidence

The number of small and medium-sized businesses in the UK expecting growth has dropped to its lowest point in nearly 10 years according to a new report. The research called the UK SME Manufacturing Barometer, conducted by SWMAS found that 13% fewer firms asked expected to see their revenues increase over the next six months.

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How to take your direct-to-consumer brand international

How to take your direct-to-consumer brand international

Direct-to-consumer brands are killing it right now. More creative, marketing powerhouses with often a singular, awesome product to sell have started flooded the marketplace. And where’s the first place we often hear about these brands? That’s right, social media. Who knew that buying a new mattress could be so exciting before Eve Sleep and other

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Canada +++

What would a Canada+++ deal look like for Britain?

We’re very much into the final straight of EU negotiations but despite wranglings of the Irish border and varying preferred versions of Brexit from within British politics, a favourable deal offer is already on the table – and has been from the very start. That’s according to Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, who

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Have UK manufacturers already lost out because of Brexit?

Have UK manufacturers already lost out because of Brexit?

It’s been another topsy-turvy few weeks in the business of Brexit as Labour reaffirmed its position and likelihood of rejecting pretty much any deal which Theresa May manages to bring back from Brussels. But towards the back-end of this week, the rhetoric has become slightly more positive with the chances of a Brexit deal having

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Meet the sectors not overly concerned about Brexit

There appears to be something of a thought gap when it comes to Brexit and business. On the one hand, various politicians thought leaders and media outlets will tell you the disaster that will incur after leaving the EU – especially in a no-deal scenario. But the other hand, held by businesses on the ground

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Southeast Asia internet economy

Southeast Asia internet economy to be worth $200bn within next decade

A joint report by Google and Temasek Holdings has predicted that the Southeast Asian internet economy is expected to be worth $200bn within the next seven years. The report, called ‘e-Conomy Southeast Asia Spotlight 2017’, noted that growth last year outstripped expectations by 35%, worth $50bn at the end of the year. E-Commerce sales have

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Many exporting SMEs yet to factor in Brexit

Many exporting SMEs yet to factor in Brexit

A new study has found that three-quarters of UK small and medium-sized businesses currently exporting are yet to factor in and formulate a specific post-Brexit strategy. The report, released by the Chartered Institute of Marketing and PwC Research, warned that whilst many firms are expecting to see export volumes and revenues grow over the next

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Fox: Booming countries believe in Britain

Liam Fox has written an article for The Sun in which he encourages Britain’s small businesses to become ‘intrepid exporters’ whilst reinforcing the view that Brexit is a pathway by which the UK can become a trading superpower. The International Trade Secretary has been busy on the public relations front, sharing positive and motivational business

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UK exports

UK exports reach record high

The UK’s global exports reached a record £616bn last year with both goods and services seeing marked growth. Exports to non-EU countries in 2017 were valued a £342bn, 55% of total export value, with £274bn in EU exports. Good exports soared 13% to £339bn over the year, whilst services increased 7% to £277bn. Interestingly, key

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Evan Davis

Dragons’ Den host Evan Davis talks business and Brexit

Dragons’ Den presenter and economist Evan Davis says nobody really knows what direction business after Brexit will go and many are still waiting to see what Brexit actually means. In a radio interview with New Zealand-based NewstalkZB, Davis spoke extensively on Britain’s business uncertainty post-Brexit. The famed presenter and host of predominantly startup and SME

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UK SMEs planning to increase European exports despite Brexit

New research has suggested that British businesses are more optimistic about trading with the EU than last year, despite recent stumbling blocks surrounding Brexit. The survey, conducted annually by OFX, found that 62% of 500 business owners felt confident about doing business outside of the UK, with 46% of SMEs saying Brexit had no effect

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Businesses react to the week in Brexit

They say there’s never a dull week in politics, but it’ll take one heck of a week to top the one we’ve had so far. Within the last seven days, we’ve had the Chequers agreement, an agreed-upon way forward within the Cabinet. But just days later and we’re listening to a new Brexit secretary and

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Export partnerships growing fastest with China & Switzerland for UK firms

A new study has found that Britain’s fastest-growing export partners are Switzerland and China. The research, commissioned by Wyelands Bank, found that countries in the Asian Pacific dominate the growth charts with Switzerland topping the chart. Overall, China leads in terms of projected growth with an additional $886m in trade expected on-top of $24.6bn last

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