Will this be one of the most important years of the 21st century?

Friday 3 January 2020 by Ulster Business

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Gareth Hetherington, director of the Ulster University Economic Policy Centre, takes a look forward at the business and politics which we could be facing in one of the most important years of this century

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Yearbook: a look back at 2019

Thursday 2 January 2020 by Ulster Business


It was another year shaped by political turmoil and the loss of some giants of industry, but it was also a period which saw great opportunity and growth. John Mulgrew examines some of those stories making the headlines in 2019

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Private equity and venture capital: Big to small, local and global

Thursday 2 January 2020 by Ulster Business


Northern Ireland is actively trying to attract new money from outside these shores in a bid to boost burgeoning young start-ups, local funds are continuing to see the value in some of our emerging businesses while industry stalwarts are now in private fund ownership. Ulster Business examines the investment landscape

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The withdrawal deal: what will it mean for NI?

Wednesday 11 December 2019 by Ulster Business


Boris Johnson’s withdrawal agreement might appear to have solved the problem of the Irish border – at least on paper and in the short-term – but has it added paperwork, bureaucracy and costs for businesses which trade across the Irish Sea, asks Pavel Barter

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Bombardier: the next step in the journey for an industry giant

Monday 2 December 2019 by Ulster Business


As Bombardier’s Northern Ireland business is sold off to Spirit AeroSystems in a deal worth more than $1bn, and is continuing to land sales for its part-Belfast made aircraft, John Mulgrew looks at the state of play for the plane-making giant

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Employers must be transparent about pay gaps to retain staff in 2020

Monday 2 December 2019 by Ulster Business


One of the many interesting insights to come out of this year’s Hays UK Salary & Recruiting Trends report was the strong view that employees are no longer happy to just accept seemingly arbitrary decisions from their employers about pay rises, writes John Moore managing director of Hays NI

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The future of fintech is bright

Monday 2 December 2019 by Ulster Business


With 2020 just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to take stock and plan for the year ahead

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Firms must prepare for ‘no deal’ as economic forecast revised down

Tuesday 1 October 2019 by John Mulgrew


Northern Ireland firms must prepare for a ‘no deal’ Brexit – a bank chief economist has warned – as it downgraded its forecast for the economy to 0.9%

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How do you retain staff and keep them enjoying their job?

Wednesday 4 September 2019 by Ulster Business

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With such intense competition for talent, the challenge for employers isn’t just finding prospective candidates, it’s also keeping them, writes John Moore, managing director of Hays NI

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Sales surge for Top 100 companies

Tuesday 20 August 2019 by Ulster Business


Risk management consultant Jonathan Cushley breaks down the key numbers and metrics, in conjunction with Dun & Bradstreet, in the Ulster Business Top 100 Northern Ireland Companies 2019 and discovers some interesting trends and success stories

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