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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

Demand For High Quality Space Boosts Belfast Office Market

Demand For High Quality Space Boosts Belfast Office Market

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Office market activity in Belfast finished 2017 in a strong position with take-up levels reaching 430,290 sq ft – 11 per cent above the five year average – despite a slow start to the year, according to Lambert Smith Hampton’s Ireland Office Market Report 2018. Occupier demand for high quality space increased in H2 2017 with grade A stock accounting …

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Consumer Confidence In NI Falls To Lowest Level Since The End Of 2013

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Consumer confidence in Northern Ireland fell sharply in the fourth quarter of 2017 as local political uncertainty and high inflation weighed down on people’s confidence levels, according to analysis published by Danske Bank today. The Danske Bank Northern Ireland Consumer Confidence Index registered a reading of 123 in the fourth quarter of 2017. This was significantly below the 135 registered …

Deloitte Report Shows Surge In Belfast Construction Driven By Hotel Boom

Deloitte Report Shows Surge In Belfast Construction Driven By Hotel Boom

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A raft of new hotel developments in Belfast has helped construction activity in the city centre hit its highest level in a decade, according to a new report released today by Deloitte. The report, the second annual Belfast Crane Survey produced by Deloitte Real Estate, shows a total of 25 schemes under construction in the city centre – 22 of …

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 …

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Grade A Office Space Changing As Northern Ireland Tenants Demand More

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Grade A office space in Northern Ireland looks set to improve significantly as tenants begin to demand more than just prime location and square footage from their buildings, according to a leading commercial property agent at Lambert Smith Hampton. Greg Henry has noticed a significant uplift in interest in properties which are going above and beyond the standard offering of …

Victoria Square Holds Position As Leading Shopping Centre In Northern Ireland

Victoria Square Holds Position As Leading Shopping Centre In Northern Ireland

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Trevor Wood Associates’ Going Shopping 2018 – The Definitive Guide to Shopping Centres reveals that Victoria Square retained its title as the leading shopping centre in Northern Ireland, a position it has now held for seven years. Trevor Wood Associates launched the latest edition of ‘Going Shopping 2018 – The Definitive Guide to Shopping Centres’ at the Merchant Hotel, Belfast …