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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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Backs To The WALL

Roger Williams reports on the sterling’s fall and recessionary fears ahead of the Brexit deadline London and Wall Street stocks tumble as bond yields shout recession: The UK equities market fell 1.42 per cent on 14 August and dropped again

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Trade in the millennial Balkan

Roger Williams explores the nations of the former Republic of Yugoslavia and spots new hope for trade in the region  The dissolution of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia resulted in six internationally recognised independent states: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia,

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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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Roger Williams explores benefits of trade deal with Switzerland

Roger Williams explores Switzerland to discover how this unique nation can inspire benefits in the British trade. Watches, clocks and cheese, while part of the popular image of Switzerland, do not define this famously neutral country.   Land-locked, Switzerland has

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Roger Williams on the rise of online retail

We used to go shopping. It was a pastime in the UK and ranked highly compared with going out for a meal or walking the dog. Now, it is more of a chore than something enjoyed. Today, people shop online. It

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Roger Williams on possible trade partnerships with the Netherlands

Roger Williams explores the Netherlands for the possibility of finding a trade partner  I have kept a soft spot for the Netherlands since my first rugby tour there. Like us, the Dutch have a great love of sport and fair

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Roger Williams on possible trade relationships with France

Roger Williams dons his beret and pours a carafe of Pinot Noir to study the possibility of a reliable trade relationship with France France is not a place to establish a new business It is, however, an interesting place to

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Cashing Czechs

Roger Williams explores the potential of dealing with a former Soviet nation: the Czech Republic. The Czech Republic emerged from the tank-shod heel of Soviet-backed Communist rule in 1993 and completed its emergence by joining the EU in 2004 as

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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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