Needham says the proposed entertainment complex could deliver up to £3 million in tax revenue for Belfast city council. Photograph: Barry Austin/Getty Images

Former minister Richard Needham believes time is right for ‘calculated risk’

Northern Ireland construction company Mivan collapsed nearly a year ago

Solicitors representing 144 employees argued they had been made redundant without warning workers load boxes with orders at the company’s centre in Tracy, California. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Software problem blamed by Repricer Express for error that saw products reduced to $0.01

David Richards of WANdisco. He said he was convinced to invest in the North because of its excellent talent pool

WANdisco’s market capitalisation now almost £300 million

UK chancellor George Osborne outlined his NI corporation tax proposal last week.

Economic think-tank says it will necessitate cuts in public spending

Richard Ramsey, chief economist Northern Ireland with Ulster Bank, said the latest survey painted a mixed picture of local business conditions.

Ulster Bank survey showed weakest increase in business activity rates since mid-2013

NI househunters will benefit from George Osborne’s stamp duty cut. Photograph: Reuters

Consumers also welcome air passenger duty reduction

Dalradian Resources first started worked in Gortin four years ago and has completed a number of exploration programmes which it says has identified 3.5 million ounces of gold to date

Canadian firm holds the mineral rights to more than 80,000 hectares in Northern Ireland

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