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Consumer Confidence In NI Increased At End Of 2018, But Major Worries Persist

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Consumer confidence in Northern Ireland surprisingly increased in the final quarter of 2018 despite concerns around the local political impasse and Brexit continuing to weigh on people’s minds, according to analysis published today by Danske Bank. The Danske Bank Northern Ireland Consumer Confidence Index rose to 127, up from 123 in the third quarter and 123 at the end of …

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 …

Danske AgriBreakfast

Ines Metelo Events

For the second consecutive year, the MCE Events team worked with Danske Bank to help develop and deliver their annual AgriBreakfast event. This year’s breakfast event took place at Ten Square Belfast where Rodney Brown, Head of Agribusiness, Chief Economist Conor Lambe and Head of Markets Brian Telford spoke on the challenges and opportunities in the NI Agri-food industry.

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Northern Ireland Economic Growth Likely To Remain Subdued

Andrew Kelly Corporate

The pace of economic growth in Northern Ireland picked up in the second quarter of 2018 but the performance of the economy is likely to remain subdued due to Brexit-related uncertainty and above-target inflation, according to a new report from Danske Bank. In the Bank’s latest Northern Ireland Quarterly Sectoral Forecasts report, Danske Bank projects that the Northern Ireland economy …

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Sharp Fall In Northern Ireland Consumer Confidence

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Consumer confidence in Northern Ireland fell sharply in the second quarter of 2018, according to analysis published today by Danske Bank. The Danske Bank Northern Ireland Consumer Confidence Index fell back to 131, down from 142 in the first quarter of the year and 139 a year ago. Commenting on the latest figures, Danske Bank Chief Economist Conor Lambe said: …

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Northern Ireland Economy Set For Underwhelming Growth In 2018 And 2019

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A slow start to the year and heightened uncertainty surrounding Brexit mean economic growth is likely to remain subdued, according to a new report from Danske Bank. In the Bank’s latest Northern Ireland Quarterly Sectoral Forecasts report, published today, Danske Bank is forecasting that the Northern Ireland economy will grow by 0.9 per cent in 2018 and 1.1 per cent …

Q1 2018 Consumer Confidence infographic

Consumer Confidence Rebounds At The Beginning Of 2018

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Consumer confidence in Northern Ireland bounced back strongly at the start of the year, according to analysis published today by Danske Bank. The Danske Bank Northern Ireland Consumer Confidence Index registered a reading of 142 in the first quarter of 2018. This represented a significant increase compared with the final quarter of 2017 when the index stood at 123. It …

Danske Bank Northern Ireland Quarterly Sectoral Forecasts 2018 Q1 Infogr...

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 …

Danske Bank Northern Ireland Quarterly Sectoral Forecasts 2017 Q4 Infographic

Northern Ireland Economy Forecast To Grow By 1.0 Per Cent In 2018

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Brexit-related uncertainty and the lack of an Executive has created a climate that is holding back investment and lowering consumer confidence. Both of these factors are likely to contribute to economic growth in Northern Ireland remaining subdued, according to a new report by Danske Bank. The Northern Ireland Quarterly Sectoral Forecasts report, published today by Danske Bank, estimates that the …

2017 Q3 Danske Bank Consumer Confidence Infographic

Consumer Confidence Falls Amid Continued Political Impasse

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Consumer confidence in Northern Ireland fell again in the third quarter of 2017 as political uncertainty and the lack of an Executive continued to take its toll on the outlook of local people, according to Danske Bank research published today. The Danske Bank Northern Ireland Consumer Confidence Index decreased from the reading of 139 taken in July 2017 to 135 …