While George Osborne has been tireless in damping down expectations of a recovery in domestic demand and investment spend any time soon, he has been assiduous in trumpeting the importance of exports in the UK recovery.
The weak pound combined with the attractiveness of economies that have avoided the worst of the downturn together offer a life raft for UK businesses.
Some finance directors have concentrated efforts in markets where they believe there are premium rates of growth. The BRICs are now emerged markets, but other markets are ripe for expansion.
Increase governance without stifling competitiveness; enforce already-in-place rules; were the key messages from the business community after the government released a green paper on governance
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