Category: Around the world

Sweden and the UK don’t appear to do much trading and, to use the UK government’s own words, it is “working to improve the UK’s reputation as a place to do business, to broker commercial partnerships and to increase Sweden’s inward investment in UK companies and projects”

This means working more closely with Sweden to improve business links as well as working to improve the European economy.

So it looks like Sweden could be a tough nut to crack.

If you’ve a research and development (R&D) company though, it could be well worth the effort as Sweden is Sweden is a world leader in investment in this area and spends around 3% of  its annual GDP.

And if you do business out there, or you’re looking to do business out there, you’ll be aware Sweden is out of the eurozone and the currency there is the Swedish krona (1 GBP = 11.82 SEK).

Here’s how to set up an international conference call in just a few simple steps…

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South Korea offers a great opportunity for UK business owners, as the country generally views British culture and UK goods and services positively.

If you’ve no business ties with South Korea, now could be a good time to invest.

And if you are trading with South Korea you’ll need a cost-effective and reliable conference call provider – so here’s how to set up an international conference call in just a few simple steps.

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South Africa is a well established market, with a highly developed economic infrastructure, a strong services sector and economy that grew at 2% during 2015, up from 1.5% in 2014. And although the country still has some major issues as far as unemployment, poverty and inequality are concerned, the economy is still set to grow across 2016 and 2017.

And this growth means South Africa has the most sophisticated and developed economy in Africa, and is regarded as being the ‘gateway to Africa’ for investors.

In comparison to other African nations, it also has the following plus points:

  • comparative sophistication
  • ease of doing business
  • continental expertise
  • base for critical services for doing business in the rest of the continent

So it’s no wonder many high-profile UK investors such as Barclays, BAE Systems, BP, British Airways, Shell, Unilever, Virgin and Vodafone.

And if you want to join them, you’ll need a cost-effective and reliable international teleconference provider.

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Slovenia is a small but emerging European market that is one of a group of 9 in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)  that have long term growth prospects. It will be getting European Union (EU) funding until 2022.

Its geographical position means it’s a gateway to south-eastern European markets – it has strong links historically with the nearby markets of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia.

Around 20 British businesses – including PricewaterhouseCoopers and Unilever – currently operate in Slovenia, and if you’re thinking of joining those businesses, you’ll want a simple and cost-effective way to keep in touch with colleagues or clients over there – and a teleconference offers exactly that.

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

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Having been formed following the dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1993, Slovakia is one of the world’s youngest countries (it celebrated its 23rd birthday on January 1st  this year) but has come a long way in a short space of time and is now a eurozone  country with a population of over 5 million people.

It remains a close partner of the Czech Republic, as well as Poland and Hungary, as members of the Visegrad Group, set up to promote cooperation and European integration.

And after initially having a frosty relationship with the European Union (EU) and NATO, things eventually thawed out as the country underwent economic reform and it joined both organisations in 2004.

The country now has one of the fastest growth rates in the European Union and OECD – so if you’ve got business interests over there, you’ll want an easy and convenient way to keep in touch.

And a conference call offers exactly that, needing nothing more than a landline or mobile phone.

Here’s how to set one up…

Around the world Conference calling Guides & How-Tos