Afternoon Coffee: Singapore Named Global Trade Winner, Poll Shows UK SMEs Struggle to Work with Big Businesses Kaitlyn McAvoy - March 23, 2015 12:15 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee | Tags: General News Singapore was named the winner in Bloomberg’s recent survey of the top 15 economies winning in global trade. The country leads with a surplus GDP of nearly 20%. A new poll showed UK small-and medium-sized businesses face struggle to create long-term relationships with business partners, face supply chain abuse from large companies and routinely receive late payments. A short supply of houses helped boost the price of home resales in February by 1.2% to an annual rate of 4.88 million units, the National Association of Realtors reported today. The rise comes after January’s 4.9% decline of existing home sales. Total SA is turning to Chinese financiers to help fund the company’s expansion in Russia. Total is seeking about $15 billion to fund its Yamal liquified natural gas project in the Russian Arctic. SIGN UP for the Spend Matters newsletter Dirty Rotten Spendrels Discuss this: Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.