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Spanish Bale-in: a lesson in risk & exporting...

In a single transaction Britain’s balance of trade swung £86m in the right direction at the beginning of September when Welsh footballer Gareth Bale was sold to Real Madrid by Tottenham Hotspur. It was the biggest transfer deal in football history, once again highlighting the international nature of the...

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Business Insolvency Index – Large companies buck...

Experian’s latest monthly Business Insolvency index shows that, overall, the level of business insolvency in the UK continues to decline. 0.08% of UK businesses went under in July, down from 0.09% in July 2012. This was the third consecutive month that the rate was lower than the corresponding months...

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Should startups be wary of disruptive technologies?...

Martin Zwilling recently wrote in Forbes about disruptive technologies, and how – while novel concepts may displace existing technology quickly by societal standards – this “quickly” may be too slow to save initial startups in the space....

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New UK rules on late payment...

The UK government has updated the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act to put a new EU Directive on the matter into national law. Extensive information about ‘The Late Payment of Commercial Debts Regulations 2013’ and how it updates previous rules are available on the legislation.gov.uk web...

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Insolvencies fall, risks remain...

Experian’s latest Insolvency Index shows improvements in business failure rates across the UK in May 2013. Only the South East saw an increase, and that was a minor o...

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Most stable business environment since 2007...

We’ve seen the insolvency rate decreasing for some time, and there is further encouraging news from Experian’s latest Business Insolvency Index, which shows that it is staying low...

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One-stop business intelligence service for SMEs...

Experian has been working hard to make its business information more accessible to small and medium sized firms (SMEs). This week we announced the most significant step so far in that journey. Business...

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Medium-sized firms increase resilience...

Business leaders, economic watchers and – indeed – anyone with an interest in our nation’s finances will have found some relief in recent GDP data indicating that the UK had avoided falling into another reces...

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Zombies… what zombies?...

I was drawn to a recent article in The Independent’s small business pages on corporate insolvencies entitled ‘It will take years to solve the zombie problem – if it exist...

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