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Economic news

London secures Sovereign Wealth Fund HQ Embassy 52
The City of London beat other financial capitals in its bid to host the Permanent Secretariat of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF).

Shaky start for Banking Union Embassy 51
Political interference could delay the start of a European Banking Union “well beyond” the end of the year, David Marsh, co-founder...

Turning big data into big business Embassy 51
Data from digital networks can be a powerful tool for finding markets, attracting foreign investors and mapping skills migration between...

Lord Mayor fears UK EU Exit Embassy 50
The City “will mount an evidence-based campaign” showing the benefits of the UK’s membership of the EU, should an in-out referendum...

AERL visits Bank of England – Embassy 48
London’s economic attachés were given a  privileged tour of the Bank of England in the City and learned about the fascinating history of the...

Tech start-ups are engine of UK economy, says Google boss Embassy 47
Google may have come under fire recently for legal tax dodging, but a trip by economic attachés to their Campus in London’s Tech City in...

Signs of life on stock market, expert tells economic attachés Embassy 46
Stocks were up at the London Stock Exchange the day economic attachés visited for an AERL briefing...

British SMEs want new terms with EU, says business group
Embassy 44
The majority of British businesses want a renegotiated settlement with the EU, a top UK business representative told economic...

EU banking union under the spotlight Embassy 42
The UK’s financial services sector has given a cautious welcome to recent moves to create a eurozone banking union but remains...

AERL visits Olympic borough Embassy 41
London’s economic and trade attachés visited Newham to witness the impact that regeneration projects flowing from the Olympic Games...

UK economy ‘heading for catasrophe’ Embassy 40
The British economy is “heading in the same direction as Greece and will fall off a cliff” if the Coalition Government fails to take drastic...

AERL visits CityUK Embassy 39
London’s economic attachés visited the brand-new Rolls Building, the largest business court in the world, where disputes between...

Eurozone debt a ‘rolling crisis’ – CBI Embassy 37
The Eurozone will not dig itself out of the current sovereign debt crisis unless the issue of the uncompetitiveness of the ‘southern periphery’...

FCO launches Business Charter Embassy 32
The Foreign Office has pledged to support British business overseas in its first-ever Charter for Business...

London’s open for business... Embassy 32
In his Budget the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, referred to the importance of maintaining London as a world centre...

Renewable Energy in dock Embassy 32
City of London officials joked with economic attachés arriving at the Old Bailey for a seminar on renewable energy that the historic...

Broadening Horizons Embassy 28
With trade diplomacy becoming ever more important Elizabeth Stewart talks to Georg Karabaczek who heads up a diplomatic...

Attacking the recession – Embassy 17
An economic downturn is the best time to invest in innovation, London’s economic attachés were told at a meeting hosted by the National...

Alberta Deputy Premier addresses TradeNet – Embassy 14
– January 2009
To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Alberta Office in London, Tradenet co-hosted an event at the Canadian High Commission...

WDS meet future Lord Mayor – Embassy 13
Sir Gavyn Arthur, former Lord Mayor of London, hosted a reception for the Women in Diplomatic Service...

Protecting Intellectual Property – Embassy 12
The question of Intellectual property (IP) protection for firms expanding their trade in the UK was examined at a recent TradeNet seminar...

In the dock? – Embassy 12
Roland Rudd looks ahead to Bretton Woods II in New York this month and considers the role the EU should play in building a new...

Brown's 'Business Ambassadors' – Embassy 11
Gordon Brown has appointed 17 "Business Ambassadors’ to inspire confidence and promote investment in the ailing British economy...

Riding out the storm – UKTI chief – Embassy 11
With global financial markets in turmoil, UK Trade and Investment chief Andrew Cahn briefed economic counsellors on how his organisation was responding to the crisis...

WDS and AERL City slickers – Embassy 10
London’s women diplomats teamed up with economic attachés for an insider’s view of some of the City’s great institutions...

When BITs bite back – Embassy 9
This month around 20 members of the Association of Economic Representatives in London attended a seminar...

AERL meets Lord Mayor – Embassy 8
Members of the Association of Economic Representatives in London were invited to a briefing with the Lord Mayor...

Immigration or recruitment? – Embassy 8
With new immigration rules coming into effect this year, trade and commercial attachés advising companies investing in the UK...

Consumer boom fuels China's pollution – Embassy 7
China’s Ambassador to the UK has said the developed world needed to take more responsibility for emissions fuelled by consumers...

Exposed! Britain's red-light weekends – Embassy 5
Brits like to indulge in unhealthy 'red-light' foods over the weekend, research into the government's proposed 'traffic light' system of food labelling has shown...

Sniffing out fraud – Embassy 4
With billions of pounds of money changing hands in the City every day, it’s an obvious target for fraudsters.

Post-industrial age – Embassy 2
Taking action on climate change makes business sense, commercial attachés heard at an International TradeNet meeting in October...

Biotech speed dating – Embassy 1
Why is British biotech flourishing? Two speakers from the Biotech Team at UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) revealed the tricks of the trade to an audience of 40 diplomats at the Swiss Embassy...

Green stuff – Embassy 1
Climate change is not the end of the world. It's a business opportunity...

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