Archive for October, 2013

Businesses to get greater intellectual property support

Comments Off | 10-31-2013

New support tool launched to help small firms identify, protect and grow their intellectual property assets
The potential for businesses to succeed and grow received a big boost today (30 October 2013) with the launch of new support tools to help small firms identify, protect and grow their intellectual property (IP) assets.
The Intellectual Property Office     launched

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EU Ocean Energy Association conference

Comments Off | 10-31-2013

Speech by Minister for Climate Change, Greg Barker, at the EU Ocean Energy Association conference in Edinburgh
Introduction
Good morning. It is a great pleasure for me to be here today to address you at the 2013 Ocean Energy Europe conference.
I am delighted that the EU Ocean Energy Association chose the UK to host the conference for

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Speech during the 2nd Annual East Africa Oil and Gas Summit

Comments Off | 10-30-2013

Oil & Gas revenue has the potential to significantly change the economies of any region
Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me take this opportunity to most sincerely thank the organisers of this summit, Global Event Partners, for setting up today’s prestigious conference. This year’s meeting promises to be even bigger and better than last year’s and the

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New UK boost for Arab businesses

Comments Off | 10-30-2013

Prime Minister David Cameron announces new support for businesses across the Middle East and North Africa at the World Islamic Economic Forum.
Businesses across the Middle East and North Africa will get a £4.5 million boost from the UK, Prime Minister David Cameron announced at the World Islamic Economic Forum today.
The UK’s funding to the Nomou

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Opportunities for Islamic finance in the UK

Comments Off | 10-29-2013

The UK has provided Islamic financial services for over 30 years, and is a leader amongst Western countries in this field.
At the end of 2012/13 the global market for Islamic finance was worth around US$1.3 trillion, with US$19 billion of reported assets in the UK. There are 716 Islamic financial institutions spread over 61 countries.
As

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Ministers make joint case for ambitious & immediate EU low carbon action

Comments Off | 10-29-2013

EU climate change Ministers set their vision for a low carbon economy at the European Green Growth Summit in Brussels
Today, European Cabinet Ministers responsible for Energy and climate change have gathered in Brussels for the European Green Growth Summit in order to set their vision for a low carbon economy.
UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary,

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UK agrees start of new aviation negotiations with China

Comments Off | 10-29-2013

Patrick McLoughlin has agreed to begin talks with China to improve air links.
Talks to increase the number of direct flights between China and the UK have been secured by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin during a recent visit.
During the first trip to China by a Secretary of State for Transport for over two years Patrick McLoughlin

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British Ambassador to Israel speaks in annual JPost diplomatic conference

Comments Off | 10-27-2013

Ambassador Gould: UK is not blind to the Iranian threat
Your Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, it is a pleasure to be invited to speak at this conference, in the presence of so many distinguished guests. Like every Anglo who comes to live in Israel, I have come to know and love the

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Positive news for UK economy

Comments Off | 10-26-2013

Scottish Secretary comments on latest GDP figures.
Commenting on today’s news that UK GDP is up by 0.8% in third quarter of 2013, Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael said:
“Today’s encouraging figures show the fastest pace of growth in three years and emphasises that the UK economy is on the road to recovery.
“The UK Government is working hard

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GDP up 0.8 per cent: business leaders welcome growth

Comments Off | 10-26-2013

Business leaders from around the UK welcome news the economy is growing.
Following on from the announcement that GDP rose 0.8 per cent, the government has received support on growth from the business community.
The business leaders also mentioned government policies which they believe have helped them and other countries to grow in recent years.
James Dyson, founder

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