Month: October 2017

The UK’s trade relationship with Kenya is booming – total trade between the two countries now tops £1 billion and the UK is now Kenya’s largest external investor.

And it’s a relationship that is only going to grow stronger as the UK aims to increase trade with Kenya by 25% each year through aggressive trade publicity, and is supporting the country in addressing the impact of climate change.

UK Trade &Investment in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, aided over 100 British companies in accessing the market in 2011 and 2012, as well as supporting others with exports to and imports from Kenya.

So if you’re looking to tap into this burgeoning business relationship you’ll need a convenient and cost-effective way to keep in touch with colleagues and clients out in Africa.

Which is where an international conference call comes into its own…

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There are around 450 British companies currently operating out of Japan from major FTSE 100 companies to SMEs – from high street names like Lush, Ted Baker and Fortnum & Mason to more niche offerings from the like of BrewDog.

And larger multinationals like Barclays HSBC, GlaxoSmithKline and Rolls-Royce also have a strong presence in Japan.

If you’re thinking of joining them, here’s everything you need to know about exporting to Japan…

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No-one knows how Brexit will affect businesses in the UK, but there are some worrying signs of trouble ahead, as some big players are contemplating relocation, and the price of everything seems to be on the rise.

And with many businesses in the UK already operating on tight margins, any slight increase in overheads could be enough to see them slip into financial difficulties.

So, were going to take a look at whether energy prices will increase, if and when the UK does leave the European Union (EU).

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The Japanese economy is massive – the third largest in the world and bigger than both the UK and Germany combined.

The country made up 6% of the world’s Gross Domestic Product in 2014 and ranks second in the 2013 Global Wealth Report with 62 Fortune 500 companies and the highest number of millionaires in Asia.

And as recently as 2012, Tokyo had the highest concentration of millionaires in the world.

But while there’s a large market to tap into, flying out to talk turkey in Tokyo will cost a packet – so doing business by conference call instead? It’s cost-effective, convenient and requires nothing more than a landline or mobile phone.

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Italy is Europe’s second largest manufacturer, behind Germany, and the latest figures show it has a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of around £15 billion.

And the good news for UK businesses is the country has a long-standing and solid trade relationship with the UK, and the main exports of goods by value from the UK to Italy are:

  • crude petroleum
  • basic chemicals, fertilisers and nitrogen compounds, plastics and synthetic rubber
  • motor vehicles
  • pharmaceutical products and preparations
  • natural gas

If you’re thinking of exporting to Italy, here’s everything you need to know…

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