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Fashion Sense

Every industry has its defining events, and for the fashion industry the Moda Trade Exhibition is a highlight. Twice a year industry leaders come together at the NEC in Birmingham. On August 6th, 7th and 8th they had a lot to talk about. Moda serves two purposes. Firstly it’s a thriving marketplace where products are…

Africa rising

Recognising people’s potential and respecting their culture can build a bridge, and communicating in a language they understand can help you cross it. More than three thousand languages are spoken in Africa, and UNESCO has reported that the mass media use almost two hundred and fifty of them. Over sixty languages are used in the…

Some events set the tone for the year. Last month’s Localization World in Barcelona set the tone for the decade. Industry experts came together to share their visions for the future of translation services. The ideas discussed were so vivid that the future seemed to unfold before our eyes. We hope you’ll enjoy our summary….

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The weekend of July 15th and 16th was arguably the highlight of the British sporting calendar. As well as giving us the singles and doubles finals at Wimbledon, it also gave us the blue riband event of motor racing, the British Grand Prix. At both events we saw a succession of gifted professionals demonstrate their…

Shopping Around

Not too long ago retailers were competing to make and stock products that consumers would cross the street to buy. Today we don’t have to cross the street, or even leave the room. What about tomorrow? Maybe we can learn from a dominant market leader? Amazon’s impact on global retail continues to dazzle. Not content…

During election campaigns we often hear arguments for changes to consumer, employment and immigration laws. At Absolute Translations we focus our energy and expertise on helping clients abide by those laws. The accepted way to prepare paperwork for official use in the UK and abroad is to have it certified. When different countries follow different legal…

Deal or No Deal?

This week saw the publication of an interesting report on merger and acquisition activity from the global accounting and business advisory firm Moore Stephens. The report tells us that a quarter of the M&A negotiations in Britain in 2016 fell through. And the number of these negotiations was down almost 20% year on year to…

Business Class

These are interesting times for the travel industry. Whether you’re pondering travel restrictions, price increases or the development of mobile apps that could streamline your corporate booking process, things are moving quickly. This doesn’t just affect travel and hospitality companies. It affects all of us who use their services. That was clear from the range…

City lights

Delegates at this week’s IoT Expo at Olympia took time to discuss the cities of tomorrow. These cities are close enough for us to see. We can see their lights, and they dazzle us. Not satisfied with having our lives made easier, safer and more fulfilling by the use of smart devices, we see a…

An Internet of People

Online activity dominates our lives to such an extent that it’s easy to forget just how early we are in its development. Exhibitors and visitors at IoT Global this week are attempting to draw up a road map for global connectivity in the years ahead, and while there are indicators to follow, nothing is set…