Ford’s profit doubles on European sales

Ford posted a record quarterly profit following strong sales in Europe and moving more pickup trucks and SUVs in North America. Profits for the three months to March rose to £2.6 billion, compared with £1.5 billion for the same period in 2015. The stronger performance in Europe helped Ford to outpace Detroit rival General Motors. […]

October 19, 2016  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Exports, Business Win, Global Businesses, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized  No Comments

Google paid Apple $1bn in 2014 to keep search on iPhone

Google paid rival Apple $1 billion in 2014 to keep its search function the default option on iOS devices, Bloomberg reports. A transcript of court proceedings from a copyright lawsuit against Google allegedly contains reference to a deal between the Silicon Valley firms. The alleged agreement involves Google paying Apple a percentage of revenue – […]

April 13, 2016  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Business Sales, Business Win, Global Businesses, Search Engines, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Businesses  No Comments

UK manufacturers plan increase in investment

UK manufacturers intend to invest more money over the next two years. Manufacturing represents about 10% of the UK’s economy according to a survey from manufacturers’ lobby group the EEF. It said the move came as businesses sought to improve productivity. The survey of 750 firms, said a third believed the UK was a more […]

June 30, 2015  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Sales, Business Win, Growing Businesses, Growing Economy, Uncategorized, Winning Businesses  No Comments

Singapore ranks best country for business

Singapore has been ranked the best country to do business for a ninth consecutive year, according to an annual survey by the World Bank. New Zealand came second and Hong Kong third in the lender’s “Doing Business” report which rates 189 nations by the ease in which firms can operate there. The UK moved up […]

October 20, 2014  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Development, Business Growth, Business Win, Global Business, Global Businesses, Growing Business, Growing Economy, Uncategorized  No Comments

Boeing’s sales take off to record highs

Boeing’s sales in the last quarter of 2012 reached a record £14 billion, the US plane manufacturer has said.Its backlog of plane orders also hit an all-time high of £260 billion as the company began delivering the first of its new flagship Dreamliner 787 jets. The firm made net income of £652 million, down 30% […]

March 1, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Growth, Business Sales, Business Win, Flying Businesses, Global Business, Growing Business, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized  No Comments

German business confidence reaches pre crisis high

Business confidence about the German economy has surged to its highest level since before the eurozone crisis.The ZEW sentiment index rose to a surprise 31.5 in January, a 32-month high, up from 6.9 in December. Positive index levels indicate that more analysts are optimistic about the economic outlook than pessimistic. The investor sentiment index, produced […]

February 19, 2013  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Business Growth, Business Win, Global Businesses, Growing Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Businesses  No Comments

Volkswagen sales hit record high in 2012

Volkswagen has announced that it’s group sales hit a record high in 2012.The German carmaker sold 9.07 million cars last year, up 11% from 2011. Sales in North America and Asia-Pacific rose 26.2% and 23.3% respectively, helping to offset a 6.5% drop in sales in Western Europe, excluding Germany where sales were up 1.9%. Volkswagen […]

February 5, 2013  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Business Growth, Business Win, Global Businesses, Growing Businesses, Uncategorized  No Comments

Samsung anticipates record profits due to smartphone sales

Samsung Electronics has said that it expects to make a record profit for the quarter to the end of December- powered by the growing sales of its smartphones. The success of its smartphones has been a key driver of Samsung’s growth in recent years Samsung has estimated that it will make an operating profit of £5.1billion […]

January 24, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Win, Digital Business, Ecommerce Business, Exporting Businesses, Global Business, Growing Business, Growing Businesses, Growing Profits, Growing Sales, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Businesses  No Comments

The Scottish scotch whisky industry is booming

The global demand for Scottish whisky means the industry now supports around 36,000 jobs as Scotch whisky exports grew by 23%.The Scotch whisky industry generates more than £4 billion a year, according to new research. The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) commissioned the analysis for its 100th anniversary. It said the industry is in a “second […]

January 17, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Win, Exporting Businesses, Global Business, Global Businesses, Growing Business, Growing Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Businesses  No Comments

Refining gold- another success story in Switzerland

Although there are no gold mines in Switzerland, four of the world’s biggest gold refineries are in Switzerland-  and it is estimated that two thirds of the world’s gold is refined in the country.During World War Two, because of the large amount of gold that was stored in Switzerland, the banks decided to set up […]

January 10, 2013  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Business Win, Exporting Businesses, Global Business, Uncategorized  No Comments