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Subdued Growth Expected For The Northern Ireland Economy In 2019

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Danske Bank has today forecast that the Northern Ireland economy will grow by 1.0 per cent in 2019 and by 1.3 per cent in 2020, a slight downward revision from the Bank’s previous forecast of 1.2 per cent for this year. In the latest Northern Ireland Quarterly Sectoral Forecasts report, published today, Danske Bank said that the services sectors are …

Agri-Food Sector Needs Local Political Support

Agri-Food Sector Needs Local Political Support

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Northern Ireland’s farmers and food producers need devolved government back in place and lobbying on their behalf to make sure the sector does not fall behind following the UK’s exit from the EU next year, according to Danske Bank. Danske Bank’s Agri Economic Outlook Breakfast at Ten Square in Belfast heard that the agri sector is in generally good financial …

Michael Johnson, managing partner at Carson McDowell

Almost 70% Of NI Businesses Unsure What Opportunities Brexit Will Bring

Andrew Kelly Corporate

With less than a year to go until the UK formally leaves the EU, almost 70 per cent of Northern Ireland businesses are unsure what opportunities Brexit will bring, according to a new survey by law firm Carson McDowell. The research, which was carried out in April 2018, aimed to identify areas where local businesses see potential for growth as …

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Economic Growth To Remain Modest In 2018

Andrew Kelly Corporate

2018 is set to be a year of modest economic growth as consumers still face some pressure on their purchasing power and Brexit uncertainty continues to weigh on business investment, according to a new report by Danske Bank. The Northern Ireland Quarterly Sectoral Forecasts report, published today by Danske Bank, estimates that the Northern Ireland economy will grow by 1.0 …

Hospitality Ulster Launches Brexit Policy Paper

Matthew Morrison Public Affairs

Hospitality Ulster has today launched a policy paper calling on the UK Government and NI Executive to recognise the unique circumstances faced by the hospitality industry in Northern Ireland by Brexit and introduce measures to support and protect the sector. The hospitality sector is worth more than £1.1 billion to the NI economy annually and is a key area for long-term …