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Suffolk Chamber International Meets Executive Director of British Chamber of Commerce in Malaysia

Suffolk Chamber International were delighted to welcome Aurelia Silva from the British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce to Suffolk recently. One-on-one meetings were arranged for local business wanting to know more about doing business in Malaysia and the wider South East Asian markets. This is an increasingly important region for Suffolk businesses to be aware of and become active in. Suffolk Chamber International will be putting more focus on this region over the coming months. If you’re interested to find out more about the region and how to adapt your export strategy to target it please contact Suffolk Chamber’s International Trade Manager

Suffolk’s vibrant food and drink sector could be off to Malaysia in August

MIFB is a platform for businesses from the F&B industry to showcase their products and services at an international level. With enhanced international participation, more than 20,000 trade visitors from around the world are expected to join MIFB 2017. MIFB welcomes players from the F&B industry to showcase their products & services including sweets & confectioneries, beverages, canned products, convenience food, dairy products, delicatessen products, food ingredients, food promotional boards, fresh & processed seafood, frozen food, gourmet food, halal food, herbs & spices, health & organic products, food technologies & machineries, wine & spirits and more.

The UK ASEAN Business Council are detailing a mission to Thai Water Expo 2017

The 4th edition of Thai Water Expo 2017 is a unique biennial event with timing that couldn’t be better. Major investments in water management programs are now critical and Thai Water is one of the best exhibitions there is. The show has grown to become the leading water exhibition in the region and business opportunities are exceptional. Thai Water Expo 2017 is the perfect place to introduce your product to over 12,000 quality trade visitors and buyers from 35 countries – especially from Thailand and ASEAN.

Are you successfully reading the FX markets?

Volatility within FX markets has been surprisingly low this week. Especially so since all the large movements witnessed since the EU referendum. The VIX index is a measure of market volatility. On Wednesday it closed below 10 which is its lowest level since 1993. This was helped by the fact that the markets correctly predicted a Macron victory in the French elections. This brief period of calm may not last long though as the European Central Bank’s (ECB) President Mario Draghi will be speaking about the impact of monetary policy on the 11th May. Imminent news of the US’s crude oil inventories could also make waves in the FX markets.

If you would like an informal chat about your FX exposure and strategies please contact Jim Fanshawe or ask Suffolk Chamber International about their partnership arrangement which will help you save money on your FX transactions as well as give appropriate advice on the subject.