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North York Moors economy benefits from good grouse season

There were over 6,500 days of seasonal employment provided in the North York Moors during the grouse season. The local North York Moors community is reflecting on what has been a successful grouse season (Aug 12 –Dec 10), with most estates having

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Never mind the Baltic

Roger Williams heads east as he investigates the potential trading opportunities presented by the trio of Baltic nations Three countries on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania comprise the Baltic Countries. They are home to

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Arabian Arms

According to the popular press, Saudi Arabia is a country run by a royal family who murder reporters, flog drinkers and adulterers and bribe UK defence contractors. A more measured tone reveals that Saudi Arabia is an oil-rich, middle-eastern country,

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In Your Service…?

When it comes to trade deals sometimes it’s difficult to work out what the fuss is all about. Do we need them? If so, why? I confess the constant reference to them makes me wonder where some people’s motives actually

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Worth A Gamble

As I write this – the final roundup of economic trends for 2018 – I am trying to establish whether it has been a good year or not. If I had to place my bets I would wager that it

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Hoisting The Sales

MY LOCAL SHIP’S CHANDLERS CAN BE QUITE BUSY ON THE GROUND FLOOR. This is where they sell anti-foul paint, varnish, binnacles, line and life jackets. On the first floor they have sailing shoes and clothing. Just the other day, the

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Talking Turkey

JUST WHEN YOU CRUSH THE OPPOSITION, your ‘D’ in economics bites you in the butt. If the president of Turkey was beaten and berated at a good British grammar school, I’m sure that’s what he would be thinking. As effective

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Spanish Inquisition

We take the Spanish bull by its horns to bring you a round-up of trade in Iberia Spain is a religious country with large areas of its population using Spanish as only their second language. Doing business there is made

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Against The Clock?

The Brexit clock is ticking and economic scaremongering is gathering pace, but is it time to hedge your bets rather than hit the panic button? Roger Williams gives his view  MANY EXPERTS AGREE THAT BREXIT’S IMMEDIATE EFFECT WILL WEAKEN THE

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Facts or Conjecture?

The social media epidemic detracts from the real facts and figures of world banking, as Roger Williams discovers According to surveys of behaviour, people younger than me, particularly those in their teens, twenties and early thirties, do not simply watch

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