Limited foreign-language skills hinder Scotland businesses

12/2/2012 | BBC

Companies in Scotland have failed to take advantage of opportunities in foreign markets and prefer to export to English-speaking countries, a study has found. The trend has developed because Scotland's labor force lacks bilingual workers. The study traced the problem to a drop in the number of students taking foreign-language courses during the past decade. Scottish government officials say a plan is under way to improve language skills.

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