A Western Union survey of UK SMEs reveals an optimistic mood. However, another report warns that medium-sized companies in the country are not receiving sufficient assistance when it comes to exports.
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A shortage of science, technology, engineering and mathematics workers in the US is hampering businesses in the country, according to a recent report.
The US Chamber of Commerce has released a report stating that the US's vast infrastructure needs could be filled by Chinese investment.
New data from the US International Trade Administration reveals record highs for US merchandise exports for the first six months of 2013.
Delegates at the Remaking Cities Congress in Pittsburgh discussed issues such as 'soft factors' that can transform urban areas, and ideas that cities can 'steal' from one another.
The state of New York has launched an initiative aimed at creating tax-free zones to attract investment.
England's enterprise zones have been given a £100m injection to help complete infrastructure projects.
A research director at the India, China & America Institute says that the US's recent talks on trade agreements with European, Latin American and Asian countries are a response to China's growing economic influence on the world.
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