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A Global Vision

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is the 7th largest economy in the world and the 3rd largest in the European Union. It was the 6th largest importer in the world (3rd in the EU) in 2013 and the 8th largest exporter in the world (4th in the EU). The UK economy includes a broad range of sectors that have evolved over time and there has been a significant change in the structure of the economy, from industry to services. In particular, the economy has moved towards knowledge-intensive services like those in the financial sector, in business support and in information technology.

The United Kingdom is the third largest European investor in Portugal after France and Spain and British companies have a growing interest in the Angolan and Mozambican markets, principally in the areas of energy, natural resources, mining and construction. Besides this, Portuguese exports to the UK have been growing over the last three years and this positive trend is expected to continue, particularly in machinery, clothing and footwear, transport equipment and chemicals.

The UK capital London is considered the leading European centre for legal and financial services, not only for Europe but also for the rest of the world. The growing interest on the part of global companies in the markets of Angola and Mozambique and the increase in investment in Portugal have led to an increase in demand for legal services.

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