Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne Photograph:  Peter MacDiarmid/Getty Images

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First Derivatives chief executive Brian Conlon, after winning the 2010 EY Entrepreneur of the Year award. The company said today it has increased it stake in KxSystems. Photo: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Newry-headquartered company agrees £36m deal to increase shareholding in US firm

Artist’s impression of the project. The City Quays 2 development is part of a larger £250 million scheme that includes a mix of commercial offices, residential space, shops and a proposed 200 bedroom hotel.

Planning permission secured for £20m project

The Titianic Experience museum in Belfast. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Belfast Briefing: North’s budget woes not entirely of its own making

Factory worker on the shop floor of Linden Foods in Dungannon.

Survey shows while there is some stabilisation in economy there is no consistent pattern of growth

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne at the Google EMEA  Headquarters in Dublin. The Northern Ireland Executive has agreed to borrow £100 million from the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer. Photo: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Political leaders agreed to loan facility extended by the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer

Cigarette maker JTI Gallaher is to shut its factory in County Antrim with the loss of almost 1,000 jobs. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Japan Tobacco plans to move all operations to Poland and Romania

Ian Paisley jnr. Photograp:  Paul Faith/PA Wire

Cigarette plant scheduled to close in 2017 in major restructuring of company’s European operations

Rapid7’s software is currently used by nearly 3,000 enterprises and government agencies in more than 78 countries.

Rapid7 to establish a development centre specialising in security applications

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