UK Companies

HKTDC: “Think Asia, Think Hong Kong” Inspires London Audience

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–“Think Asia, Think Hong Kong,” a large-scale Hong Kong business promotion organised in London by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and supported by more than 60 UK organisations, attracted over 2,100 participants from the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland. Over a three-day period (19-21 September), a series of activities were held, including business missions, a gala dinner, ...

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Turkish currency exchange rates boost catering equipment exports

Over the past five years the Turkish Currency has devalued significantly, providing importers all over the world with the opportunity to take advantage of low cost high-quality products. And they have…Turkish catering equipment is now the 7th biggest exporter of catering equipment in the world. So, the Turkish Government backed Horeca Cluster Turkey, is organising a trade delegation of 14 ...

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New Canada trade agreement comes into effect

Tom Belger   | 14:58 Friday 22nd September 2017 |   1 The EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) has come into effect. The agreement will allow UK businesses to take advantage of the removal of 98% of tariffs on goods and services. The agreement will also: • cut duties on 92% of food and drink products – including beef, cheese and ...

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Will HM Treasury “Clamp Down” on EIS & Undercut Investment in Early Stage Firms? | Crowdfund Insider

Earlier this week, the Sunday Times reported that the UK government was examining plans to “clamp down” on the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS). This program is a tax exemption that seeks to incentivize investment in early stage companies – an intrinsically risky endeavor. By providing certain tax benefits the UK government thus reduces investor risk and incentivizes investment in innovation ...

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Home and away: where to go for infrastructure assets

With much emphasis from politicians in the UK and President Donald Trump in the US on boosting infrastructure spend, it might seem there are plenty of opportunities in developed markets. But where should investors be heading for their infrastructure exposure? The high-growth emerging markets? Or perhaps the relatively lower-risk and measurable UK market – ignoring warnings against home bias? Then ...

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Labour Party plan for offshore wind gets lukewarm response

The Labour Party in the UK would like to see offshore wind energy taken into public ownership The Labour Party in the UK claims the public is “losing control” of its offshore wind resource and is “missing out on huge revenues and job creation potential by not owning offshore windfarms.” The claims were made in a report, Who ...

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Government offers funding to cut emissions from freight

Government offers funding to cut emissions from freight John Wood · 22 September, 2017 Companies are being urged to compete for up to £15m of funding to develop technology to reduce harmful emissions from freight. Roads minister Jesse Norman has called on UK businesses to lead research into low emission technology for lorries, as well as cars and vans. The projects ...

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Good preparation is the secret to good business travel

UK business travellers say face-to-face meetings are essential to achieving their business objectives New research has found that globalisation has brought about a significant shift in attitudes to business travel. Despite today’s digitally connected global marketplace, the new research shows that business travel is important to the success of UK businesses, with just over three quarters of the UK business ...

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