Challenge The Ecosystem To Drive NI’s Productivity

Challenge The Ecosystem To Drive NI’s Productivity

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Northern Ireland’s low productivity could see significant improvement if education is aligned more closely with the jobs being created and some business incentives are linked to jobs with long-term economic value, according to a new report by Deloitte. The Power Up Report is a UK-wide Deloitte report focused on how to improve productivity in the economy, which incorporates views and …

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 …

Economic Growth To Remain Subdued But Employment Forecasts Revised Upwards

Economic Growth To Remain Subdued But Employment Forecasts Revised Upwards

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Sluggish economic growth is set to continue in Northern Ireland but the outlook for the labour market is now a bit brighter, according to a new report by Danske Bank. The Quarterly Sectoral Forecasts report, published today by Danske Bank, suggests that Northern Ireland’s economy could grow by 1.2 per cent this year and 1.0 per cent in 2018, unchanged …

Major New Homes Investment Planned To Give City And Region Competitive Edge

Major New Homes Investment Planned To Give City Competitive Edge

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Braidwater, one of Northern Ireland’s leading housebuilders, has unveiled plans to build over 400 new homes in Derry over the next three years. The new houses will support more than 750 direct and indirect jobs during the build phase in an investment totalling over £60m. For more than 40 years Braidwater has been designing and building a range of high …

Danske Bank Northern Ireland Quarterly Sectoral Forecasts 2017 Q2

Growth Forecast Revised Upwards But Economy Still Expected To Slow

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Danske Bank has revised up its 2017 forecast for economic growth in Northern Ireland but also warned that a squeeze on households’ spending power is still likely to slow the rate of growth in the local economy. The Quarterly Sectoral Forecasts report, published today by Danske Bank, suggests that Northern Ireland’s economy could grow by 1.2 per cent this year …

Parents And Teachers Must Prepare NI’s Young People For New World Of Work

Parents And Teachers Must Prepare NI’s Young People For New World Of Work

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Northern Ireland has an opportunity to re-position itself in the global economy as a region with a skilled workforce ready to do the jobs of the future, but only if the parents and teachers encourage our young people to embrace innovative new careers, according to business advisors Deloitte. The company gave its call to action as part of its sponsorship …