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Roger Williams explores trade sanctions

The cycle of trade sanctions and financial uncertainty goes around and around; Roger Williams explores the possible knock-on effects. Watching the world’s economies is like watching a spinning top; unless it is left untouched except to wind it up, the

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Unlocking the war chest

The numbers that many people didn’t want to hear were finally revealed last month… The Department for International Trade showed that investment in the UK by overseas firms has declined sharply in recent years. The number of new projects in

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Current GDP masks financial reality

We often look to GDP to measure the nation’s net income, but selection of data can skew the picture and lead to inaccurate predictions. Official figures showed that the UK economy grew by 0.5 per cent from January to April

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GTN reflects on ad spends: ‘It’s just not the same’

Ad spends are up again across the trade – but once this figure would have been the norm and not a peak, as Gun Trade News editor Colin Fallon reflects Advertising is up for the second month in a row,

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Auction in the sun!

Jonathan Downs looks ahead to the summer auctions hoping to achieve the highest levels of success. Holts Kensington, London – 18 June 2019 This month Holts is holding its summer sale, and they have several vintage pieces worth keeping an eye

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Optimism after IWA 2019

The doom and gloom of European firearms media at IWA was unfounded, Ollie Harvey reports. German press painted a bleak picture for the future of the trade at IWA 2019. The JSM (German Firearms and Ammunition Manufacturers Association) provided a

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ATN appoints Highland Outdoors as distributor

Highland Outdoors have announced that they will take on exclusive distributorship of ATN to the United Kingdom. Effective as of 8 February, the Lutterworth-based distributor now supplies all ATN’s products to the UK gun trade, including the X Sight day-night

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Eley Ltd Mark 190th Year

Ammunition manufacturer Eley Ltd is celebrating its 190th anniversary. After being founded by William and Charles Eley in 1828, the company moved to Birmingham, where the company is still located today (in Minworth). Eley Ltd now specialises in .22LR cartridges,

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Komodo Pro Seeking Trade Partner

The designers of the ‘ultimate shooting sunglasses’, Komodo Pro, are seeking to expand their trade portfolio by adding new accounts to their current list. The latest generation of shooting glasses have a unique sensor to detect light invasion. The lenses

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John Rothery Launch Latest Catalogue

Shooting distributor John Rothery (Wholesale) Co. Ltd has released its new trade catalogue, packed full of best-selling products and brands available to the UK country sports market. This years bumper issue now incorporates all Umarex products into the existing range,

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