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DHL Global Connectedness Index: Trade remains resilient

Published 11th December 2019

The report covers 12 international flows across 169 countries and territories, providing the most up-to-date picture of the world we live in today – and where best to find your next trading partner. It provides full coverage from 2001 to 2018, along with partial analysis of the first half of 2019, and features a deep […]

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Chamber Business Awards 2019

Published 5th December 2019

Hosted by the British Chambers of Commerce, businesses from all over the UK compete for the coveted titles and the national recognition they bring. Now in its 16th year, the Chamber Awards highlights the role of business in delivering growth and prosperity for the UK and local communities. At DHL Express, we were incredibly proud to […]

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Tackling Asia: is the Japanese market right for your business?

Published 30th October 2019

Currently the third largest economy in the world, Japan has a GDP of $5.18 trillion (IMF, 2019). In the four quarters to the end of Q1 2019, UK exports to Japan amounted to £14.6 billion, an increase of 8.5 per cent from the same period the previous year (ONS, 2019). Some UK brands are already […]

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British Chambers of Commerce International Trade Summit 2019

Published 23rd October 2019

As expected, with the latest Brexit developments dominating the headlines, the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU) and the impact this will have on British businesses was on almost everyone’s lips. But the underlying feeling was that of getting on with business and looking at the opportunities further afield. Do more trade, instead of […]

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50 Years; a brief history of DHL logistics and how we pioneered international express delivery

Published 24th September 2019

Innovation Innovation is an essential part of DHL’s DNA. From 1969 with the idea of transporting shipping documents from San Francisco to Honolulu by plane, allowing customs clearance of the corresponding ship cargo to begin before the ships actually arrived, the invention of DHL’s international express service was the starting point for a long legacy […]

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Are you prepared for peak?

Published 21st August 2019

Scope out your opportunities Did you know there are more than 2 billion online shoppers worldwide? And they’re all looking for bargains over key peak events! November is a key month in the e-commerce calendar with events including Singles’ Day, Black Friday and Cyber Monday driving consumer spending to record highs. If you haven’t marked […]

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DHL Global Connectedness Index: Globalisation hits new record high

Published 20th February 2019

The latest report is the first comprehensive assessment of globalisation developments across 169 countries and territories since the decision for Britain to leave the European Union and the 2016 presidential election in the United States. Connectedness reached an all-time high in 2017 as trade, capital, information and people flow across national borders intensified significantly for […]

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Quarterly International Trade Outlook (QITO) for Q1 2018

Published 25th May 2018

The QITO report is designed to give British businesses a better understanding of international opportunities, with a focus on dynamic new markets. It also features a Trade Confidence Index, which measures the UK’s exporting health by analysing trends in the volume of trade documentation issued by accredited Chambers of Commerce. The findings of the Q1 […]

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Quarterly International Trade Outlook (QITO) for Q4 2017

Published 3rd May 2018

The QITO report is designed to give British businesses a better understanding of international opportunities, with a focus on dynamic new markets. It also features a Trade Confidence Index, which measures the UK’s exporting health by analysing trends in the volume of trade documentation issued by accredited Chambers of Commerce. The findings of the Q4 […]

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Quarterly International Trade Outlook (QITO) for Q3 2017

Published 30th November 2017

The QITO report is designed to give British businesses a better understanding of international opportunities, with a focus on dynamic new markets. It also features a Trade Confidence Index, which measures the UK’s exporting health by analysing trends in the volume of trade documentation issued by accredited Chambers of Commerce. The findings of the latest […]

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