UK House of Lords EU Committee Enquiry

Written evidence by Prof Jun Du and Dr Oleksandr Shepotylo has been adopted by UK House of Lords EU Committee Inquiry: The future UK-EU relations on trade in services and cited in the EU Services Sub-Committee report Beyond Brexit: trade in services, published on 24 March, 2021.      

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Blog Post: The end of the beginning, or the beginning of the end for UK trade?

The end of the beginning, or the beginning of the end for UK trade? 19 March 2021 2020 was a terrible year for UK trade. Overall, UK exports in goods contracted by almost 15%, down by £54.5 bln[i] in the twelve-month period, this is even worse than the contraction seen in the UK economy as a whole, which was just under 10% in GDP terms. [ii] Furthermore, the…

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Press Release: UK Goods Exports Slump by £45bn and Market Share Shrinks in Covid Trade Rout

  UK goods exports slump by £54bn and market share shrinks in Covid trade rout 8 March 2021 | Birmingham, UK   Britain’s goods exports fell by £54bn (14.7%) in 2020 as Covid-19 convulsed global markets Key manufactures including cars, machinery and pharmaceuticals all slumped in global markets – but gold was an unlikely exception As some markets…

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Lloyds Trade Campaign Chapter 2

Prof Jun Du, Dr Oleksandr Shepotylo, Dr Meng Song and XiaocanYuan have written an article ‘UK Trade and Prosperity 2020 - Looking Beyond BREXIT and COVID‘ which will be released on 8th February 2021 and is the foundation work for the Lloyds Trade Campaign Chapter 2. This is the 2020 year-end report, finalising a series of research outputs from the Lloyds Banking…

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Prof Jun Du: Improving Productivity across Businesses through Brexit and COVID

On 3rd February 2021, Professor Jun Du was invited to give a speech 'Improving Productivity across Businesses through Brexit and COVID' at the Westminster Higher Education Forum Policy Conference: next steps for UK research and development - support and policy priorities, international and cross-sector collaboration, and the role in economic recovery'. Click…

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What’s Behind UK-US ‘Mini Trade Deal’ & Will It Pave the Way to Broader Free Trade Agreement?

Professor Jun Du has been quoted in an article appearing in Sputnik International, 'What's Behind UK-US Mini Trade Deal & will it Pave the Way to a Broader Free Trade Agreement'. To read the full article, click here.        

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British Trade Post-Brexit: A New World for Global British Business

As the UK prepares to conclude its exit from the EU, nearly one in five British exporters have already changed trading partners to divert business outside the EU, 'British Businesses Redraw Global Trade Footprint'.  Read more in a new report by Lloyds Bank and LBGCBP about British Businesses creating a new trading footprint around the world, A New World for Global…

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Revisiting Governance & Institutions

Hosted by Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Business Prosperity a special workshop on Revisting Governance & Institutions took place on 25 November 2020 which included presentations by Professor Sumon Bhaumik (University of Sheffield) and Professor Tomasz Mickiewicz (Aston University). Chair: Professor Jun Du (Director LBGCBP, Aston University) Speaker:…

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Training & Productivity Workshop

Supported by Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Business Prosperity, Enterprise Research Centre & Regional Studies Association (West Midlands), a special four paper workshop on Training and Productivity presented by Dr Bochra Idris, Dr Susan Schwarz, Dr Maria Wishart and Dr David Morris took place on 5 November 2020. Chair: Professor Jun Du (Aston University),…

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Prof Jun Du: Speaker at GTR 2020 Virtual Conference

Professor Jun Du was invited to speak at the GTR UK 2020 Virtual Conference, the UK’s leading event for trade and exports on 3 November 2020. Following changes in the UK’s trade landscape which has placed the onus on companies to look further afield, the presentation ‘Key Insights: Trade Diversion in a Dynamic Globalised World’ reported on UK trade trends and…

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