As globalisation makes the act of doing business throughout the world considerably easier, John Simpson takes a look at the challenges faced by those trading on a more local basis across our own border.
Say what you will about the banking community but even in the aftermath of the crisis of confidence which has gripped the global economy, bankers remain a key part of the recovery process and the underlying commerce model.
If there’s one area of the Northern Ireland economy which has managed to shrug off the worst effects of the recession over the last few months it’s the retail sector in the border regions. Newry in particular has benefited from the rush of shoppers from the Republic of Ireland, or ROI, taking advantage
According to the Matrix Report, the ICT sector is made up of around 750 companies employing more than 11,000 people. Overall ICT generates more than £500 million for the local economy. So what does the sector need to thrive? We spoke to voices from within the sector (ICT hub location; educator; enterprise advisor; private sector...
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There can be no mistaking the hoards of shoppers heading north across the border to take advantage of the beneficial exchange rate. Julie Sloan, director of Mintel Ireland offers a statistical...
The Emer Gallery is one of Belfast’s longest-established galleries, operating from newly-expanded premises on the Antrim Road. Founded by Michael Flanagan in the mid-1980’s, the Gallery is associated with many famous Irish artists including Markey Robinson, Basil Blackshaw and Noel Murphy. In this edition of Ulster Business, the gallery’s
Scratch the surface of the Northern Ireland economy and there’s a company competing in the world market from our own back yard. David Elliott went along to find out more about Randox, a business claiming a significant stake in the global diagnostics market.
What do a factory in rural Antrim and a US police investigation
A lack of available credit is said to be the main stumbling block hampering the economy’s recovery from the current recession. But Clare Guinness from Bank of Ireland tells Ulster Business its business banking team is ready and willing to lend…
The Security division at Robinson Services continues to go from strength to strength as it approaches its first full year of trading, having joined an already strong service portfolio of Cleaning, Hygiene and Laundry divisions in November 2008.
The housing market in Northern Ireland has been one of the most obvious casualties of the global recession but after months of continual price depreciation, the market seems to have bottomed. But has it?