Month: February 2018

The UK currently has over 4,000 registered companies active in Romania, and is currently the country’s tenth highest foreign investor with total investment worth around £4 billion.

Since Romania joined the EU – along with Bulgaria – as part of the 2007 enlargement of the European Union, bilateral trade has grown consistently and reached a record value of £2.6 billion in 2011, with £1.1 billion worth of exports to Romania and £1.5 billion worth of imports.

The UK exported around £16 billion worth of good to Romania in 2013, accounting for just over 2% of Romanian imports.

The UK’s top exports to Romania included:

  • machinery and electrical parts
  • textiles and clothing
  • chemical products
  • vehicles, aircraft and transport equipment
  • base metals
  • plastics

So if you’re thinking of joining investing in a business opportunity in Romania – or you already have interests over there –  you’ll want a simple and cost-effective way to keep in touch with colleagues or clients over there – and a conference call offers exactly that.

Here’s how to set one up needing nothing more than a mobile or landline telephone…

Around the world Conference calling Guides & How-Tos

Drones will be weaponised, industrial-scale hacking will be commonplace, and videos will be manipulated to swing public opinion – a vision of a future in which artificial intelligence (AI) has fallen into the hands of rogue states, criminals and terrorists, according to the findings of a new report.

We’ve been trying to tell everyone this for ages – it’s been three years since we warned the world that Google is going to kill us all!

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A small island sat in the north Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico is an “unincorporated territory” of the United States, with little by way of natural resources that would be of any economic value. Its manufacturing industry is largely US-owned companies, specialising in pharmaceuticals, electronics, textiles, petrochemicals, processed foods, clothing and textiles, and its economy relies mainly on federal aid from the US government.

Puerto Rico’s trade and commerce continues to be subject to US congressional authority. Most of its imports are to the US, with small amounts going to the Netherlands, Dominican Republic and the UK – so there is a business opportunity there for UK companies.

If you think your company could do business in the Caribbean, you’ll need a cost-effective and reliable international teleconference provider to help you keep in touch with clients from your UK base – here’s how to set up a conference call between UK and Puerto Rico in just a few simple steps…

Around the world Conference calling Guides & How-Tos

Europe’s most westerly country, Portugal is has ties to its former, Portuguese-speaking colonies such as Angola, Brazil and Mozambique, opening up a market in excess of 250 million people. It also has strong links with the UK, not only as a popular tourist destination, but as home to around 80,000 ex-pats.

The UK is currently the fourth largest investor in Portugal, and its sixth largest supplier, with services worth €1.3 billion, and goods exports totaling €1.8 billion, most of which were accounted for by:

  • Automotive
  • Life sciences
  • Information economy

Services exports were in travel, transport and other business services.

Here’s everything you need to know about exporting to Portugal.

Around the world Conference calling Guides & How-Tos

Do you dismiss Valentine’s Day as a cynical way for florists and card companies to cash-in on people’s romantic/insecure/desperate side? Are you loathe to buy the love of your life even a single rose on February 14? If so, you won’t be happy to hear the tech industry is getting in on the act…

It seems the days of turning up with a hastily scrawled card and some garage forecourt flowers are well and truly gone and people have seriously raised their expectations as tech  now dominates the top five most wanted Valentine’s Day gifts.

And if you think the tech companies won’t exploit this in future, you really must be as green as you are apple looking.

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