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Making the exporting leap

The government wants you to export – and banks are ready to help you

US retailers in London - cheerleaders on a yellow cab in Regent's Street

America’s most wanted: Can US retailers conquer London?

As more US retailers plant their flags in the capital, we look at the opportunities and challenges they face


The 6 most iconic London fashion trends of the last 50 years

To mark the beginning of London Fashion Week

Union Jack sunglasses - Made in Britain

5 super-Brit brands taking over the world in 2014

Why the world loves British products

A paddle-boarding class off Barra beach in Brazil

Meaghan Fitzgerald: The challenges UK start-ups face in Brazil

The head of marketing at photo app 23snaps on lessons from her tech trade mission to Brazil

Tokyo Olympics

Andrew Stevens: How the Tokyo Olympics 2020 will help London businesses

And how Tokyo 2020 is benefitting from the London Games

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Jaguar, Bentley and Rolls-Royce sales boosted by Made in Britain brand

The Made in Britain brand has helped teleport everything from supermodels to handbags to international greatness.

Knitting with dog hair

Six weirdest exports ideas everVideo

Wolf urine, dog hair knitting instructions and tanks - we’re not even kidding

Luke Thompson ReChannel

Meet the 29-year-old Londoner using tech to get British fashion designers exporting

ReChannel has slashed wholesale-retail ordering times, CEO Luke Thomson tells us how

Tony Goodwin

Tony Goodwin: British companies should stop making excuses for not exploring global expansion

Tony Goodwin, Founder & CEO, Antal International has set up offices in 110 offices in 35 countries. His advice? Don’t get bogged down by the need to have a tried-and-tested UK business model before expanding overseas

Made in London

'Based in London Brand' and the Olympics are helping SMEs get exporting

From decorators to green energy tech firms London’s SMEs are reveling in overseas demand

Boris Johnson at Gateway

Boris visits London Gateway, set to add £2.4bn to the UK – but what is it?

The Mayor tells us why the deep sea port will boost UK exports


E-GUIDE: The ultimate guide to exporting for London businesses

The Made in London brand is seeing super-growth overseas - is it time for you to cash in too?

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Alan Leaman: 10% of UK exports are professional services - let's do more to support them

You don’t have to make stuff to export, says the CEO of the Management Consultancies Association - Britain has real people power

Cambrisge Satchells

Cambridge Satchels: How the quintessential British mum-preneur went global 

How the right export partner helped a UK start-up exceed all expectations

Container ship

Daniel Peters: Only one in five UK SMEs export - we must increase that number

Help is at hand for small firms, says Daniel Peters of the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Justin Urquhart Stewart

Justin Urquhart Stewart: We should be exporting more - certain parties are holding us back

The founder of Seven Investment Management says the government and banks are not giving enough support

Great Britain's Ben Ainslie celebrates on the podium after winning the Gold medal in the Finn class sailing in Weymouth, during day nine of the London 2012 Olympics.

UKTI: We have to capitalise on the Olympic momentum to boost exports

Parveen Thornhill, regional director, UK Trade & Investment London talks using London 2012 to get London firms exporting


What it's like to... Set up shop in Vietnam

Eleven years ago recruitment specialists Harvey Nash decided to start a new business in Vietnam. Back then, all Paul Smith knew about the country was he liked the food and that it operated a communist regime


Tapping into the Commonwealth connection

Dr. Frank-Jürgen Richter outlines the benefits of doing business in the Commonwealth and analyses the resources available to London businesses

Everything you ever wanted to know about doing business in emerging economies… but were afraid to ask

Should you bribe local officials? Is it better to employ local managers or ship in trusted UK staff? Is Nigeria really the new India? Business advice on the BRIC countries and other emerging economies

Theo Paphitis at the UKTI Explore Asia conference

Thinking of expanding overseas? Here's how Tamara Mellon and Theo Paphitis did itVideo

Last week we reported on the UKTI Explore Asia conference, where Tamara Mellon and Theo Paphitis gave inspiring speeches. Now you can watch and learn for yourselves how these global entrepreneurs conquered the emerging markets.

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Matt Lewis: Why you should consider doing business in China - and how to make it work

Smart London companies are looking to emerging economies for growth - but to succeed you need to be aware of these considerations…

Tamara Mellon, Theo Paphitis and Vince Cable at the UKTI Explore Asia conference

Tamara Mellon and Theo Paphitis urge SMEs to explore Asia

Stars of the business world congregate to encourage SMEs to export to Asia

Rajiv Goel, Global President for Havells Sylvania

The Knowledge: Succeeding in Emerging Markets

Rajiv Goel, Global President for Havells Sylvania, argues that to succeed in emerging markets businesses need to offer a tailored service that reflects the nuances of individual markets.

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What the papers say: Should we be wary of China's stake in Thames Water?

Our round-up of media reactions to the Chinese Investment Corporation’s investment in one of our most famous utility companies

China buys stake in Thames Water owner

China Investment Corporation has bought a stake in the UK’s largest water and sewerage firm days after chancellor George Osborne visited Beijing.

Burberry in China

How Burberry conquered China Video

How does it do it?

Emerging economies boost London's tourism figures

A significant increase in visitors from emerging economies such as Brazil, China and India helped boost London’s tourism figures in the third quarter of last year.

Osborne pushes to make London the gateway for Asia's business in the West

Chancellor George Osborne has unveiled plans to make London the gateway for Eastern investment in the West. During a speech in Hong Kong, Osborne called for UK companies to expand trade with Asian firms. He hopes this will make Britain the Western hub for trading in the renminbi, the Chinese currency. Osborne said the capital is primed to act as a conduit for Eastern trade. Speaking to the Asian Financial Forum, he said: “London is perfectly placed to act as ...

Canary Wharf with Chinese flag superimposed on it

Nice boost to our economy if London becomes next Chinese currency trading centre

The rumours are that the City could soon become an offshore centre for trading RMB - which would mean more jobs, talent and business for our city

KPMG revenues rise to $22.7bn

KPMG has announced soaring revenues of $22.7bn (£14.5bn) for its comined member firms, driven by increased sales in emerging markets such as Brazil and India.

Abramovich’s Evraz to list on London Stock Exchange

In a bid to join the FTSE100, Evraz, the £5bn Russian steelmaker part-owned by Roman Abramovich, is set to shift base from Luxemburg to London.

The 2010 Corruptions Perception Index

Why London is the legal battleground for Russia’s oligarchs?

Russians are coming to London for property, business, high life and now it seems justice

Chinese law giant makes move to London

A major Chinese law firm has announced plans to set up its western Europe headquarters in London.

Colin Stanbridge

Colin Stanbridge: Should Sir Terry Leahy be ambassador to China?

The chief executive of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry on how to improve London’s exports

Yuan trading market to be based in London

London will be the home of a new offshore trading market for the yuan, following talks between the UK and Chinese governments.

Stephen Dalziel of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce

UK visa chaos is putting trade with Russia at risk

Russians are struggling to get UK visas – and it’s affecting British business, says Stephen Dalziel of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce

Roman Abramovich

Why do Russians love London?

Scott Payton finds out why the capital is the global destination of choice for Russia’s commercial elite