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Q4 2016 QITO | UK growth better than expected | Mobile e-com in 2017

Quarterly International Trade Outlook for Q4 2016
The British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with DHL, has launched its Quarterly International Trade Outlook for Q4 – October to December – 2016.
Ian Wilson, CEO DHL Express UK and Ireland says “The uncertainty in the UK surrounding Brexit is far from over. Many questions remain unanswered, but UK exporters continue to be undeterred in their ambition to take their products and services overseas.”

Economic forecasting reports better UK borrowing and growth
According to a report by the economic forecasting group EY Item Club, Britain’s economic growth and borrowing levels will be better than previously expected when the chancellor announces the Spring Budget on 8 March.
Martin Beck, senior economic advisor to the EY Item Club says “The OBR will paint a marginally better picture of the UK economy and public finances.” Additionally, EY said it expected a low-key budget for March and possible further announcements on tax-free personal allowance.
How mobile apps will transform the ecommerce landscape in 2017
Online consumers have been buying more goods with their mobile devices instead of computers, which means that ecommerce apps are on the rise.
As a result, businesses need to ensure that they are mobile friendly. Mobile apps especially, are becoming more popular than ever as they can give businesses detailed insights into their consumers’ behaviour.
Top things to take into consideration include quick loading time, knowing your customers, and working towards a better experience that is personal for them.

Thursday 23 February 2017

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