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British-American Business Council Houston
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This Week at BABC
13-17 May 2013 


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Networking Event - Blue Atlas Marketing
Day: Tuesday 21-May-13 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Holiday Inn (@Sporting News Grill) 1112 Eldridge Parkway Houston, TX
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An Evening with the Irish Rugby Team
Day: Tuesday 4-Jun-13 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Reliant Center
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Lost Afternoon Rugby Luncheon
Day: Friday 7-Jun-13 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Royal Sonesta Hotel 2222 West Loop South Houston, T 77056
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Ireland vs. USA International Rugby
Day: Saturday 8-Jun-13 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: BBVA Compass Stadium 2200 Texas Ave. Houston, TX 77003

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Member News


British School of Houston Introduces GCE A Levels
The British School of Houston is proud to announce that from September 2014, we will be adding A Levels to our suite of post-16 qualifications that already includes the IB Diploma and the IB Career Related Certificate. This will ensure that BSH students have the widest possible range of high quality post-16 qualifications available to international students worldwide. The school already has an outstanding academic reputation with regard to its delivery of the IB Diploma with BSH students... [More Info] 






 24 Hours at Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston - Britain has the Power!
Talk about feeling energised. As I fly back to New York from Houston, blogging about my time there is a good way to reflect on what I've just witnessed. Offshore Technology Conference is the largest energy conference on the planet with over 100,000 delegates. This is Texas after all: 'big' takes on a whole new meaning here. I was ready to be impressed with the British representation at the conference. Houston is the UK's third largest US gateway for international trade, and Texas imports ...
Trade and investment agreement between EU and USA: estimated impact on UK
This document assesses the likely impact of a free trade and investment agreement between the EU and the US (the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership or TTIP) on the UK economy. It uses a computable general equilibrium model to assess the potential impact of tariff reductions and liberalisation of non tariff barriers. It suggests that there could be signficant gains. In the long run, UK national income could rise by between £4 billion and £10 billion annually, with the... [More Info]


David Cameron: A British-American Tax and Trade Agenda
Britain and America have a proud history of working together to meet the great challenges of the day. Ours is a partnership without parallel, rooted in our values of freedom and enterprise-advancing not just Britain's and America's interests but the good of people around the world. Today, our greatest challenge is to restore strong and sustainable growth to the world economy. When times are tough, some want to put the barriers up, to look inwards, and to protect themselves from the... [More Info]
BABC Investment News - May 2013
BABC Investment News May 2013 1. ECONOMIC INDICATORS UK Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was estimated to have increased by 0.3% in Q1 2013, driven by the services sector. The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) grew by 2.8% in March 2013, unchanged from February. Service sector output was... [More Info]



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