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Origin Enterprises was established as a standalone business in 2007 but its history goes back more than 100 years as part of the Irish Agricultural Wholesale Society (IAWS).
Founded in New York in 1997, Theory produce luxury clothing for men and women which are renowned for their style, fit and comfort. The company arrived in Europe in 2002 and is part of the multi-national Fast Retailing Group.
The recent trend has been for a sustained drop in prices being paid for transport around the world. But strong demand for air transport, which grew by 4% in 2017, is the big story in global transport.
Late payment of invoices is a problem for any business. It creates cash flow problems, makes planning impossible and wastes valuable time and resources.
In business risk and reward are two sides of the same coin, and that’s especially true when exporting. But while you can’t avoid all risk, you can minimise it and be prepared for it.
Internet use is still growing globally, especially in Africa. By 2020 Coface analysts expect that worldwide data exchanged will have tripled and half the world’s population will be internet users.
Paper production grew in 2017, although the global picture is patchy. The rise is mainly due to increased household consumption of sanitary paper, as hygiene habits change around the world.
Summarising the current automotive market is difficult because trends vary so widely between different territories.
Although prices for the main raw materials used in chemical production rose in 2017, they remain low by historical standards, as do crude oil prices.