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    Scottish Govtech Cluster hosts sold-out New York Tech week events

    New York Tech Week is one of the worlds largest gatherings of the tech community. The Scottish Govtech Cluster organised two sold out events during this week long festival of tech entrepreneurship wich highlighted the opportunities presented by connecting Scottish and New York businesses.


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    Eric McAfee meets young Scottish Entrepreneurs

    Silicon Valley entrepreneur, venture capitalist and philanthropist Eric McAfee spoke to packed audiences in Edinburgh and Glasgow during his September 2023 visit to Scotland. Eric spoke met with young Entrepreneurs from Edinburgh and Napier Universities as well as to business owners at a sold out Glasgow event hosted by MBN Solutions.

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    Scotland to Asia - building bridges

    Steven Turner from Sigma Scotland met with Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State for the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, on his visit to Scotland.
    Steven attended the meeting in his role as a Senior Advisor to the Asia Scotland Institute which does so much to encourage understanding of Asia and Scotland's strong links.

    They were joined by Russell Dalgliesh who is a board member of Asia Scotland Institute and the founder of the Scottish Business Network.
    They held a lively discussion with the Minister with a particular focus on the huge range of opportunities, particularly in the Technology and Space sectors in India.

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    Deloitte Trade Mission Japan

    In recent years, Japanese companies have increased their investment in the UK, particularly in the automotive and financial sectors, which have generated significant economic benefits for both countries. On the other hand, the UK has also been an attractive market for Japanese goods and services, including electronics, automobiles, and cosmetics.


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    International TV Coverage for Scottish Business Network

    This TV coverage news report covers a recent Scottish Business Network event that took place in Glasgow. Arranged by Scottish Business Network Ambassador Mustafa Asim the event was called to examine options for better collaboration between Scotland and Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh.



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    UK-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement

    The UK and Vietnam have a strong bilateral trade relationship – with trade growing at 14% a year between 2010 and 2019 – and share a strategic commitment to global trade, and the free fow of capital and investments. The Free Trade Agreement covers £4.8 billion (2020) in trade and provides a platform to grow trade and investment.

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    DMCC boasts a network of more than 15,000 companies and the UAE and broader region provide significant opportunities for UK companies seeking to expand globally. Russell Dalgleish, the SBN co-founder, said: “In 2017, we expanded from our London base to hold events in the US and the Middle East. In Dubai, we found a very supportive and strategic partner in DMCC.

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    China and Scotland

    China and Scotland have a long history of business ties, with many Scottish companies exporting goods to China and Chinese companies investing in Scotland. The Scottish government has been actively working to strengthen these ties, with the opening of a Chinese consulate in Edinburgh.

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    Thailand Trade and investment factsheets

    This factsheet provides the latest statistics on trade and investment between the UK and Thailand. Total trade in goods and services (exports plus imports) between the UK and Thailand was £5.2 billion in the four quarters to the end of Q2 2022, an increase of 7.8% or £372 million from the four quarters to the end of Q2 2021.


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    The island city-state is fast becoming known as a premier hotspot for business and technological innovation in Asia—and with good reason. Singapore boasts a highly strategic location, a burgeoning talent pool, generous government funding, and an abundance of connections to tech conglomerates and other major players in the industry.

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    Why awards for entrepreneurs matter

    1,300 entrepreneurs, judges, mentors, and investors gather to celebrate the unrivaled creativity, ambition, and resilience of entrepreneurship in the United Kingdom. Awards are critical to acknowledge success by hard-working, creative change-makers but more importantly, they provide the opportunity to showcase success.

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    The purpose of this report is to inform the UK’s private sector of the possible options Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) may wish to pursue in its future economic relationship with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) post-Brexit. It provides an overview of the current political and economic relations between the United Kingdom (UK) and Southeast Asia.


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    HONG KONG Trade & Investment factsheets

    This factsheet provides the latest statistics on trade and investment between the UK and Hong Kong SAR. Total trade in goods and services (exports plus imports) between the UK and Hong Kong SAR was £23.4 billion in the four quarters to the end of Q2 2022, a decrease of 0.5% or £120 million from the four quarters to the end of Q2 2021.

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    UK Capability in Agri-Tech Engineering

    A rapidly growing global population with changing demands on diets and more variable climate conditions means new food production systems with less impact on the environment will be required. This publication highlights the extraordinary capability that exists in the UK’s Agri-Tech engineering industry and how this is influencing sustainable farming worldwide.

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    London Tech week

    London Tech Week 2022 saw thousands of people gathered in the UK capital to celebrate the tech sector. During the week the Government made a series of announcements such as the long-awaited UK Digital Strategy, the launch of a review of the UK's advanced computing capabilities as well as long-awaited proposals to reform the UK’s data protection regime.

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    UK-ASEAN Factsheet

    In 2020, the total combined Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the ten ASEAN Member States was US$3.0 trillion, resulting in ASEAN becoming the fifth largest economy in the world, after the United States (US$ 20.9 trillion), China (US$ 14.7 trillion), and Japan (US$ 5.0 trillion), and. By 2025, ASEAN aims to integrate further and narrow the development gap, utilizing technology to raise productivity.

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    Finalists of The Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2022, in partnership with Starling Bank, have been shortlisted from an incredible 5,000+ applications. What makes the GBEA so special is that it highlights and celebrates the hard work and dedication of UK business owners.