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The BRIC economies – where are they now?

With Brazil in recession and the prospect of economic sanctions for Russia, the BRIC economies are looking increasingly less likely to fulfill their potential as being the break-out economic superstars of the twenty-first century. Even India’s recent growth, which reached an impressive 5.7 per cent in 2014 Q1, is not likely to be sustainable – only China is set to continue its spectacular path towards becoming the world’s largest economy.

However, all these developments aren’t necessarily bad news for British businesses looking to trade with the BRICs markets. Even though Brazil, Russia and India may not dominate the world economy by 2050, their vast and continuously growing consumer bases will continue to offer tremendous potential for British businesses to export their goods to, or import products from these markets.

Visit the DHL Guide for more information on where the BRIC economies are going, what this means for UK companies, and how to start doing business with Brazil, Russia, India and China.


Promising conditions in Peru

Last week, Peru’s finance minister announced that the country’s economy will likely grow by 5.2 per cent in the second half of 2014.This is just the latest sign that Peru’s financial and commercial reforms are coming to fruition: the country’s GDP has nearly doubled over the last decade and the World Bank ranked Peru as the second-easiest country with which to do business in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Peru is an especially promising market for British businesses looking to expand in Latin America: the countries have a strong relationship going back centuries, Britain is the second-biggest foreign investor in Peru and English is rapidly becoming Peru’s main business language.

Read our new destination guide and fact sheet to find out how to start trading with this vibrant economy.


Practical trade advice and support: DHL’s Partner network

We at DHL Express understand that taking your business global involves much more than shipping your products internationally. So to support every step of your trade journey, we’ve teamed up with the British Chambers of Commerce – including their trade guidance platform ‘Export Britain’ – and government body UK Trade & Investment to help you enter and build connections in new markets.

We also suggest working with the Institute of Export, who offer accredited international trade training, and Open to Export, a government-supported online community focused on taking your business beyond the UK. And don’t forget that DHL Express is the only courier company to offer Nectar rewards on your shipping!

For a complete overview of what benefits our partner network can bring you, visit the DHL Guide.


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