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India retains its place as the world’s fastest-growing major economy

Government data released earlier this week revealed that India’s economy grew by 7.6% in 2015-16, up from 7.2% the year before. India, Asia’s third-largest economy, leapfrogged China as the world’s fastest growing economy earlier this year, and the new figures revealed high growth in a number of sectors, including financial,... read more

Oliver Everett in Business Quarter: UK SMEs should target Commonwealth opportunities

An article was published earlier this week by Business Quarter magazine where Oliver Everett wrote about the CommonwealthFirst initiative and how it can help UK SMEs trade across the Commonwealth. As UK SMEs play an important role as dynamic and influential contributors to the economy, Everett explains why it is crucial they get the support that they need for their efforts to grow... read more

Akinwunmi Ambode appointed Vice President of CWEIC

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has been appointed as the Vice President of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC). Oliver Everett, CWEIC CEO, announced the appointment during a meeting at Lagos House, Nigeria. Mr. Ambode will be in office alongside Jeffrey Mountevans, the Lord Mayor of the City of... read more

The Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council joins forces with Royal Mail to launch a three-year programme aimed at encouraging UK SMEs to export to the Commonwealth

Tuesday 26th April Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London The Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council has launched CommonwealthFirst, a three-year programme aimed at encouraging UK Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to export to the Commonwealth. The Council launched the programme at Marlborough House, the headquarters of the Commonwealth, at a breakfast session... read more

Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meeting to be held in London in March 2017

The meeting will be organised by the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC), working with the Commonwealth Secretariat.   It will seek to bring together ministers from across the Commonwealth to discuss trade and investment cooperation, with a focus on how countries could better use their informal links with each other... read more

CBF2015 – Communiqué and Report to Heads of Government

Commonwealth Business Forum 2015 24th ‐26th November, St Julian’s, Malta “Adding Global Value: Creating a More Prosperous Commonwealth” The Commonwealth Business Forum concluded with a call by the Chairman of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, Lord Marland, to double intra-Commonwealth trade to US$1 trillion before 2020 and for Commonwealth... read more