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UK investment at a high | The French connection | Healthcare innovation

The UK attracts more investment than ever
The Department for International Trade’s (DIT) inward investment results for 2016/17 revealed that the UK attracted more foreign direct investment projects than ever before with more than 2,200 projects recorded – a 2 per cent increase on the previous year.
With a rise in projects in the creative, life sciences, renewable energy and technology sectors, the UK is the number one destination for inward investment in Europe. The data also showed that more than 75,000 new jobs were created.

The French connection is strong
Last week International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox visited Paris on his first European trip since the UK General Election where he addressed the oldest British Chambers of Commerce in Europe.
The visit took place after the Department for International Trade’s (DIT) inward investment results for 2016/17 showed France moved up to become the UK’s third largest foreign investor.
Bilateral trade between the UK and France is worth £69 billion each year and France is the UK’s third largest export market. Dr Liam Fox said: “My department [DIT] estimates that around 5,000 firms are investing across the channel in both directions, supporting over half a million jobs” and “when firms approach my department for advice on exporting, France is consistently the most popular destination behind the US.
Trends, technology and transformation in Life Sciences
A new DHL report “The Future of Life Sciences and Healthcare Logistics” examines how key technology innovations are transforming healthcare, and predicts a change in the way medical products and services are produced, distributed and consumed.
The report covers six key trends that healthcare supply chains can leverage to help the sector thrive, including augmented reality and additive manufacturing.

Thursday 13 July 2017

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