Month: November 2017

Malaysia is one of South-East Asia’s most vibrant and successful economies – after benefiting from years of political stability and strong industrial growth it is now the world’s largest producer of computer disk drives and rubber and is one of the largest producers of timber.

It’s also the world’s largest exporter of palm oil, despite being second to Indonesia in terms of production.


If investing in Malaysia sounds like a viable business proposition you’ll need a cost-effective and reliable international conference call provider.

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Why do you work from home? To avoid the commute? To get away from the office politics? To improve your work/life balance?

There are all sorts of reasons over 4 million of us choose to work outside of the office – a study from Together Mutual Insurance has just taken a closer look at why telecommuting is becoming ever more popular, as well as some of our work from home habits.

Here’s what it found…

Flexible working Small business Work from home

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Lithuania is one of the EU’s fastest-growing economies – a quick exit from recession has seen its economy grow by an average of about 2.5% over the last few years.

The largest of the Baltic nations, Lithuania offers a gateway to Russia, where almost a quarter (21%) of its exports end up. If you plan to use the country as an entry point to Russia though, bear in mind relationships are tense between the two countries (Lithuania only regained independence as recently as 1990), and the Russian government is not averse to banning certain goods, imposing temporary embargoes, and making life difficult for anyone looking to cross the border.

On the plus side, this doesn’t appear to have had too great an impact on trade with the UK, which has a 4.2% market share in Lithuania and exports around €1 million of goods there each year – this is definitely a growing market with a lot of potential.

The top UK exports to Lithuania include:

  • electrical machinery
  • machinery, mechanical equipment and spare parts
  • optical, precision and medical devices and equipment
  • plastics
  • transport vehicles
  • chemical products
  • essential oils, resinous plant exudates, cosmetics and toiletries
  • footwear
  • furniture, home textiles
  • food products

If you’re looking to tap this growing market, here’s everything you need to know about exporting to Lithuania…

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If you’re having trouble with any programs on your PC, then hitting Ctrl Alt Del is the only way to go, giving you the power to close down the errant apps, or reboot the whole machine, if need be. And, if that doesn’t do the trick, it’s time to turn-it-off-and-back-on-again.

But did you know that the most helpful keystrike in a keyboard’s armoury actually came about as a mistake? Read on to find out exactly how the Ctrl Alt Del command came about.