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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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The Telematic Society

Roger Williams looks to learn lessons from the past, to help plot the future of our industry  THE TELEMATIC SOCIETY, A CHALLENGE FOR TOMORROW, was written by the now deceased James Martin and first published in 1978 under the title, The

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GFTA continues to grow

The Game Fairs Trade Association (GFTA) has announced that RBS Events, organiser of the South Yorkshire Game Fair, and the newly established UK Game Fair have joined the Association. The GFTA aims to represent the traders, media and groups involved

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Money Talk: Murky International Waters

Confidence is up and some countries are on the road to recovery – but some are still in deep trouble. Roger Williams presents the definitive guide to trading overseas

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