U.S. Relations With United Kingdom
Attendees will experience the power of Customer Experience Management and how, as a key component of OpenText’s Enterprise Information Management (EIM) strategy, it helps to link departments across enterprise organizations to harmonize brands and communications across all customer channels from web and social through to customer call centres and finance. Hosted by OpenText Chief Marketing Officer Kevin Cochrane, Ignite the Experience will include special guest speakers, social media gurus and industry luminaries from today’s leading digital agencies. OpenText customers from a variety of industries will also be on hand to share their experiences and best practices in leveraging CEM solutions to expand their brand. “To engage audiences effectively, today’s strategic marketers understand the importance of delivering compelling experiences that are relevant, current and consistent across multiple channels, especially with the high demands in mobile experience, social engagement, and video-based communication. OpenText’s CEM suite delivers an enterprise solution that helps users create and manage compelling content across all organizational, customer-centric touch points,” said Cochrane. “I am very excited about our London event and look forward to engaging with the key customers, partners and thought leaders in Europe, which represents a key market for OpenText CEM.” OpenText has built a strong reputation for delivering best-in-class solutions that many of the world’s largest global organizations have leveraged for maximizing the effectiveness of their digital interactions with customers, setting their businesses apart from competition, and inspiring loyalty in their brand. The latest innovations being unveiled by OpenText at the Ignite the Experience event will include: OpenText Tempo Social 8.3, an out-of-the-box social collaboration solution with enterprise-grade security, compliance and customization capabilities that allows you to put social in the flow of work, unlike many of the consumer and competitive technologies that simply offer social as yet another siloed destination. The latest version of Tempo Social helps users to blog directly from Microsoft Word, upload photos from a new personal photo library, and view their social applications on mobile devices. Extended visual features also help to make social interaction with friends, colleagues and other social connections much easier. (c) 2013 Euclid Infotech Pvt. Ltd. Provided by Syndigate.info an Albawaba.com company
United Kingdom Cider Market Insights 2013
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The United Kingdom and the United States continually consult on foreign policy issues and global problems and share major foreign and security policy objectives. Regarding Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom, “Nationalist” and “Republican” groups seek a united Ireland that includes Northern Ireland, while “Unionists” and “Loyalists” want Northern Ireland to remain part of the United Kingdom. U.S. priorities continue to be supporting the peace process and devolved political institutions in Northern Ireland and encouraging the implementation of the U.S.-brokered 1998 Belfast Agreement, also known as the Good Friday Agreement, and the 2006 St. Andrews Agreement. U.S. Assistance to the United Kingdom The International Fund for Ireland (IFI), created in 1986, provides funding for projects to generate cross-community engagement and economic opportunity in Northern Ireland (the United Kingdom) and the border counties of Ireland. Since the IFI’s establishment, the U.S. Government has contributed over $500 million, roughly half of total IFI funding. The other major donor to IFI is the European Union. Bilateral Economic Relations The United Kingdom is a member of the European Union and a major international trading power.
Fitch Downgrades United Kingdom to ‘AA+’; Outlook Stable
The rating actions follow the conclusion of the review of the UK’s sovereign ratings initiated on 22 March and resolve the Rating Watch Negative. The previous Negative Outlook on the UK’s sovereign ratings had been in place since 14 March 2012. KEY RATING DRIVERS The downgrade of the UK’s sovereign ratings primarily reflects a weaker economic and fiscal outlook and hence the upward revision to Fitch’s medium-term projections for UK budget deficits and government debt. Despite the loss of its ‘AAA’ status, the UK’s extremely strong credit profile is reflected in its ‘AA+’ rating and the Stable Outlook. – Fitch now forecasts that general government gross debt (GGGD) will peak at 101% of GDP in 2015-16 (equivalent to 86% of GDP for public sector net debt, PSND) and will only gradually decline from 2017-18. This compares with Fitch’s previous projection for GGGD peaking at 97% and declining from 2016-17 and the ‘AAA’ median of around 50%. – Fitch previously commented that failure to stabilise debt below 100% of GDP and place it on a firm downward path towards 90% of GDP over the medium term would likely trigger a rating downgrade. Despite the UK’s strong fiscal financing flexibility underpinned by its own currency with reserve currency status and the long average maturity of public debt, the fiscal space to absorb further adverse economic and financial shocks is no longer consistent with a ‘AAA’ rating. – Higher than previously projected budget deficits and debt primarily reflects the weak growth performance of the UK economy in recent years, partly due to headwinds of private and public sector deleveraging and the eurozone crisis. Fitch has revised down its forecast economic growth in 2013 and 2014 to 0.8% and 1.8%, respectively, from 1.5% and 2.0% at the time of the last review of the UK’s sovereign ratings in September 2012. The UK economy is not expected to reach its 2007 level of real GDP until 2014, underscoring the weakness of the economic recovery. – Despite significant progress in reducing public sector net borrowing (PSNB from a peak of 11.2% of GDP (GBP159bn) in 2009-10, the budget deficit remains 7.4% of GDP (excluding the effect of the transfer of Royal Mail pensions) and is not expected to fall below 6% of GDP and GBP100bn until the end of the current parliament term.