Financial market optimism ran well ahead of the fundamentals for the Eurozone in 2013.
The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Turkey left its short-term interest rates unchanged at its monthly meeting on September 17th.
Romania has embarked on a process of export-driven growth in the first five months of 2013, with demand for exports offsetting falling domestic consumption and gross fixed capital formation. This has boosted industrial output and services to industry, although domestic retail trade and construction remain depressed.
Figures published by Statistics Finland show industrial output fell by 5.9% year on year in May (working-day adjusted), following an even sharper 8.7% decline in April. Moreover, the value of new orders in the manufacturing sector slumped by 8.6% year on year in May, after a 1.9% contraction in April.
Last year's results for commercial vehicle makers were mixed at best, and prospects for 2014 are uncertain.
The working capital strategy that saw your company through the financial crisis may now negatively impact your chances of benefiting from the economic growth that is gradually reappearing.
Aysen Zamanpur, Founder & CEO of Silk & Cashmere discusses how she maintains a work-life balance
From the appearance of a letterhead to a company’s website, there are some key warning signs to look out for when starting a trading relationship
The EU's commercial vehicles market grew by 34.7% in December, in its fourth consecutive month of growth. As a result, total registrations for 2013 were 1.0% higher than in 2012, at 1.71m units, despite the dismal start to the year.
A range of payment methods is available when trading internationally, but the method chosen needs to match the trading relationship with the overseas counterparty and the level of risk a business is prepared to accept
What can spoil the party now that most economists expect strong UK growth in 2014?
New passenger car registrations fell by 1.7% over 2013, despite a strong end to the year, according to the European Automobile Manufacturer's Association (ACEA). December registrations were up 13.3% year-on-year.
Under the soothing shade of Bali’s palm trees, the World Trade Organisation has negotiated the first deal in its 18-year history.
Online banking plays a hugely significant role in facilitating international trade. However, employee fraud and online phishing can present risks, as can unfamiliarity with international payment procedures
Like brands, culture can rarely be manufactured, explains Ray Kieser, group managing director Europe at SGK, a global brand development and deployment company.
From delivery delays to the condition of goods, transportation is a key aspect of trading that can impact on both your reputation and commercial relationships.
Mark Pearson, Head of the Health Division at the OECD, explains the need to rethink health systems in Europe.
From bribery to money laundering, the actions of a trading partner can affect a company's reputation so it is vital to apply thorough due diligence.
By failing to understand the importance of correct documentation, businesses can increase the risk of delays and costs.
Keeping in touch with customers and suppliers and having regular visibility of all bank accounts can help mitigate the risk of fraudulent activity when doing business internationally.
James Emmett, Global Head of Trade and Receivables Finance HSBC, speaks at Politico ProTrade launch event.
Turkey’s GDP growth averaged 3.7 per cent in the first half of 2013
According to INSEE (the national statistics office), industrial production (adjusted for seasonal effects) fell by 0.6% month on month in July, following a decline of 1.4% in June, because of an unexpected contraction in manufacturing output.
Europe goes electric
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