Includes all aspects of international business, including the particular challenges of operating in different cultural contexts.
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No stone unturned: chamber of commerce international comparisons
A report is presented studying Chambers of Commerce in the UK, USA, Japan, France and Germany.
IoD response to BIS call for evidence: social and employment review
This document contains the Institute of Directors (IoD) response to a call for evidence on the Social and Employment Review published by the Department for Business Innovation & Skills in October 2013 as part of the government’s review of the balance of competences between the UK and the EU.
Ice skates to Argentina: IoD member export trends 2012-13
The Institute of Directors (IoD) conducted a wide-ranging survey of members in November 2012, asking them to what extent they were involved in international trade.
The five economic tests
An article discusses the "five tests" laid down by Gordon Brown as Chancellor of the Exchequer for the UK to join the single European Currency.
BIS performance indicators: Openness to trade: exports plus imports as a share of GDP, ranked against major competitors
A report describes the percentage of UK Gross Domestic Product accounted for by international trade, both export and import, each year since 2000, and the UK's ranking by this metric among OECD member countries.
Analytical framework for assessing costs and benefits of investment protection treaties
A report suggests a framework for cost-benefit analyses of specific investment protection treaties between the UK and other governments or international bodies.
Costs and benefits of an EU-USA investment protection treaty
A report performs a cost-benefit analysis for the UK of the inclusion of investment protection provisions in a free trade agreement between the USA and the EU.