’Reassuring’ economic signs emerging, says Cable

The UK business community is feeling more upbeat with various reassuring economic signs emerging, Business Secretary Vince Cable has said. In a speech to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), Cable indicated that the UK needs to do more to increase export volumes to developing countries such as the BRIC countries, as well as other areas of South East Asia and South America. He also encouraged firms to take advantage of grant schemes to employ more apprentices, as it was revealed that more than one million apprentices had been part-funded by the government during the last two years. "In the UK we have had a difficult time, but there are some reassuring figures on job creation, falling unemployment and business start-ups," Mr Cable said.

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