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Northern Ireland Economic Growth Expected To Slow In 2017 And 2018

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Danske Bank has upgraded its forecasts for economic growth in Northern Ireland, but also warned that household spending power will increasingly come under pressure from higher inflation in 2017. The Quarterly Sectoral Forecasts report, published today by Danske Bank, suggests that Northern Ireland’s economy will grow by 0.8 per cent this year and 1.0 per cent in 2018. This has …

Local Agri-Food Sector Must Capitalise On Opportunities Amid Brexit Uncertainty In 2017, Says Danske Bank

Agri-Food Sector Must Capitalise On Opportunities Amid Brexit Uncertainty In 2017

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Northern Ireland’s farmers and food producers must embrace change and focus on the potential opportunities that could exist in a post-Brexit economy, while at the same time putting in place clear strategies to deal with short term uncertainty, Danske Bank said today. Danske Bank’s Agri Economic Outlook Breakfast at James Street South in Belfast heard that the agri sector finds …

Foyle Port has officially launched its new state-of-the-art tug boat ‘Strathfoyle’, a vessel that represents an investment of £4m in the ongoing development of the port’s business.

Foyle Port Launches New £4m Tug ‘Strathfoyle’ Into Active Service

Alastair Luke Corporate

Foyle Port today officially launched its new state-of-the-art tug boat ‘Strathfoyle’, a vessel that represents an investment of £4m in the ongoing development of the port’s business. It was launched at a short ceremony at Foyle Port’s Lisahally Terminal which was attended by staff, customers and other port stakeholders. The new vessel is a Damen ASD 2310 built by Dutch …

Lambert Smith Hampton Retail Report 2017

Collaboration Could Accelerate Development of Belfast’s Retail Offer

Alastair Luke Corporate

Click to download the full report, Belfast: An Evolution of the Retail Landscape from Lambert Smith Hampton Click to download the full report, Belfast: An Evolution of the Retail Landscape from Lambert Smith Hampton   Belfast’s retail offering has made huge progress since the days of The Good Friday Agreement but further political buy in will be needed if the …

Titanic Quarter Refinances Its Existing Loans With Danske Bank

Titanic Quarter Refinances Its Existing Loans With Danske Bank

Andrew Kelly Corporate

The companies behind the development of Titanic Quarter in Belfast have completed the refinancing of its £75m of bank loans with Danske Bank in conjunction with significant additional shareholder support. The deal involves the refinancing of its investment assets and the release of the development lands into the control of the shareholders. Titanic Quarter is one of the largest waterfront …

City Square Shopping Centre, Waterford, Lambert Smith Hampton

Waterford’s City Square Shopping Centre to Benefit from a Major Redevelopment

Alastair Luke Corporate

Commercial property agent Lambert Smith Hampton has confirmed that City Square Shopping Centre in Waterford is undergoing a multi-million euro redevelopment project. The work, which is scheduled to complete in June 2017, will see the creation of a large 17,000 sq.ft. unit over two floors as well as extensive modernisation of public areas and the reconfiguring of several units to …

Danske Bank Continues Support Of Local Sport With Extension Of NISFA Sponsorship

Danske Bank Supports Local Sport With Extension Of NISFA Sponsorship

Andrew Kelly Corporate

The Northern Ireland Schools Football Association (NISFA) has today announced an extension to its partnership with Danske Bank for this year’s Northern Ireland U18 Schools Cup. The Danske Bank U18 Schools Cup is the largest schools competition in the country with 72 schools entering the competition this year. NISFA Chairman, Paul Kerr, commented: “We are delighted to have Danske Bank …

Artificial Intelligence To Come Under The Spotlight At Beltech 2017 Conference

Artificial Intelligence To Come Under The Spotlight At BelTech 2017 Conference

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Belfast can become a centre of excellence for Artificial Intelligence if the industry plays to its strengths in sectors such as healthcare and cyber security, according to the curators of a major Belfast technology conference. BelTech 2017, which takes place on April 6, aims to be the premier technology event for local software practitioners, business leaders, entrepreneurs and young people …

Maxine Glennerster, senior developer at Deloitte Digital. 2017 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards

Deloitte Digital Developer Wins National Everywoman Award

Alastair Luke Corporate

A senior developer at Deloitte Digital in Belfast has been recognised for her role in changing the face of technology in the UK at the 2017 FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards. Maxine Glennerster was announced as the winner of the Software Engineer Award – sponsored by American Express – at a ceremony at the London Hilton last night (Thursday 9th …

Consumer Confidence Falls In Final Quarter Of 2016

Consumer Confidence Falls In Final Quarter Of 2016

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Consumer confidence in Northern Ireland fell in the last quarter of 2016, according to Danske Bank research published today. The Danske Bank Northern Ireland Consumer Confidence Index fell by five points from 137 in the third quarter of 2016 to 132 in Q4. The index was three points lower compared with the final quarter of 2015. Commenting on the latest …