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Tag Archives: Business Strategy

Those politicians who are enthusiastic about Brexit are always talking about the UK having great opportunities for trade after leaving the EU. Those who oppose Brexit – and many who are on the fence – dismiss those potential opportunities, at least for the short term, and say that the loss of EU trade would more than outweigh any new benefits.

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For this series, I’ve been reading up the studies that have been done into their impact – the successes and failures – to see what can be learnt. Such lessons are useful from two points of view.

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Episode 2 – We’ll look at the recent history of trade deals, cut through the jargon, look at the key principles and, after all of that, get a pretty good understanding of why FTAs are so difficult to negotiate.

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Free Trade Agreements Episode 1 – The Principles Explained   In this episode we’re only talking about Free Trade Agreements…

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Why Outsource when you can Insource? Originally posted on the ICC blog on January 31, 2016 There’s a general belief…

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As the largest market in Europe, and relatively ease of operating once established, Germany is a superb target market for…

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Language is a wonderful but dangerous thing. I’ve lived and worked all my life with people of many nationalities; I…

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For most businesses contemplating international expansion, their first choice is the USA. It’s the single biggest destination for foreign direct…

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Think of Kuwait and one thinks of oil. It’s got the world’s sixth largest oil reserves, and until recently its…

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Most countries, and many big cities and regions, have Investment Promotion Agencies (IPA for short). They exist to promote what’s…

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