Norfolk Business News

Export
10/08/2012
A third of UK SMEs think that the British pound will be replaced in the next 20 years and almost half (41%) of the small business owners surveyed believe that the Euro-zone will cease to exist in its current form. The research, carried out by currency specialist Moneycorp, found Greece topping the...
Export
10/08/2012
A UK State aid scheme that aims to reduce the cost of finance for businesses with turnover of up to €300 million is to be allowed to run for a further six months, the European Commission has confirmed. Earlier this year it decided that the National Loan Guarantee Scheme was in line with the EU's...
Export
10/08/2012
Senior Government Ministers have met leading UK and Chinese industrialists at a global business summit in London, timed to take advantage of the Olympic Games and aimed at fostering trade ties with China, the world’s second largest economy. The China Entrepreneur Club, which groups the leaders of...
Export
10/08/2012
At the beginning of May, the EU and USA formally agreed to recognise each other’s certified trusted traders, which should make life easier and cheaper for many transatlantic traders. Introduction The agreement will result in lower costs, simplified procedures and greater predictability in...
General
09/08/2012
Join the Norfolk Chamber at the Festival of Social Enterprise and see how to grow your Charity or Social enterprise. Of the many emerging sectors in UK business, Social Enterprise is one sector that is growing not just in Norfolk but also right across the UK. We know that government funding and...
Export
09/08/2012
UK trade deficit in goods and services was £4.3bn in June, compared with a deficit of £2.7bn in May Commenting on the trade figures for June, published today by the ONS, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “It is disappointing to see such a large trade...
Export
08/08/2012
Following the historic Aung San Suu Kyi visit to the UK and Europe, the suspension of sanctions by the EU and the easing of sanctions by the US it is clear that Burma/Myanmar is re-entering the international business community. High-profile investor Jim Rogers recently said that Myanmar/Burma was "...
General
07/08/2012
Manufacturing output for June 2012: -2.9% on the month, -4.3% on the year Commenting on the manufacturing output figures for June, published today by the ONS, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “While many expected a large decline in manufacturing...
General
06/08/2012
EU is most popular market for UK exporters, but for a third of firms the disadvantages associated with regulation imposed by Brussels outweigh the benefits of the Single Market Economic developments in the eurozone is top of the list of issues businessowners believe will affect their firm this...
Policy
03/08/2012
This week saw the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) open for business.  From August, banks and building societies can borrow in the FLS at cheaper rates, for periods of up to four years. Designed to provide cheaper borrowing to businesses, the Norfolk Chamber has welcomed the scheme as an...

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