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M-commerce in Brazil | SME investment in Midlands | Exporting is GREAT Week

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Mobile commerce growth in Brazil
 

E-commerce is becoming increasingly integrated with international trade. This means it’s important for British businesses to review how consumers are accessing their online platforms and whether a mobile strategy could support growth.

For example, in Brazil 14.3 per cent of retail e-commerce orders were placed via mobile devices in December 2015 – an increase of 4.2 per cent since June 2015.

Imports to Brazil reached US$ 174.2 billion in 2015. With eMarketer predicting e-commerce sales in Brazil to grow to US$ 22.12 billion in 2016, it’s a strong market for UK retailers to grow through online retail.

 
EXPORT TO BRAZIL
 

Midlands Engine Investment Fund
 

Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills, has launched a £250 million investment initiative aimed at supporting small businesses in the Midlands.

“Driving growth in the Midlands is a key part of the government’s devolution revolution,” said Javid. There are almost 100,000 more businesses in the Midlands than in 2010 and the new Midlands Engine Investment Fund will encourage further business growth and create thousands of new jobs in the region.

DHL recently invested £90 million in East Midlands Airport hub to support UK infrastructure and export growth.

 
DHL East Midlands Airport hub

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Exporting is GREAT
Exporting is GREAT Week
 

UK Trade & Investment will host Exporting is GREAT Week (formerly Export Week) from 18-22 April 2016.

The event is part of the government’s five-year initiative to inspire 100,000 more UK exporters. The week will include a series of events aimed at supporting new and experienced exporters to find international trade opportunities in new markets.

The Export Hub roadshow will also be visiting various regions around the UK, giving businesses access to real-time opportunities and face-to-face advice.

 
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Thursday 24 March 2016

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