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One in five local firms have reported a drop in turnover because of the referendum result, while two in every five firms say costs have risen, particularly raw material costs for manufacturers

One in every three firms in the North has scaled back or put growth and investment plans on hold following the UK’s decision to exit the EU, according(...)

From left: Ann McGregor (NI chamber), Brian Murphy (BDO), Maureen O’Reilly (NI chamber economist) and Christopher Morrow (NI chamber).

One in four firms in the North has revised plans for their business as a result of the UK’s EU referendum vote, with the majority likely to pause or f(...)

Dr Esmond Birnie, PwC chief economist in Northern Ireland: “If the pound remains low that could boost price-sensitive sectors.”

Global organisations may view Northern Ireland as a more attractive “investment and acquisition location” following the Bank of England interest rate (...)

Dark days in Belfast: Brexit referendum result has potential to create shock waves in the North. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Just 10 days ago Mike Thomson was happily converting Parisians to the delights of his Young Buck cheese and dreaming of a Northern Ireland victory at (...)

Dawn breaks over the City of London

The Irish business community has reacted with disappointment to the new that Britain has voted to leave the European Union. Lobby group Ibec said th(...)

“I think people have seen an increase in the number of people sleeping on the streets of the city and they have recognised that the situation has got worse”

The Christmas party season may be drawing to a close but it is not yet over for one Belfast firm which hosts a festive gathering today with a differen(...)

Business in Northern Ireland broadly welcome UK chancellor George Osborne’s budget.

It could be a challenge for some Northern Ireland firms to cope with one of the biggest surprises of the UK’s summer budget – the introduction of a ne(...)

The Titanic Belfast Experience: while recovery is under way, the business environment remains challenging and the outlook for long-term growth is far from confident, the survey found. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Northern Ireland’s economy continues to show signs of recovery as illustrated by more local businesses reporting an increase in domestic orders, posit(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary of Sate, Theresa Villiers, announcing the new Corporation Tax Bill in January. Business leaders warn that the political crisis over welfare reform should not be allowed to threaten the bill.

Northern Ireland cannot afford to let the latest political crisis over welfare reform jeporadise its future economic prospects, a lead campaigner for (...)

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

The cost of doing business in Northern Ireland and real concerns about a potential UK interest rate rise is making some local firms think twice about (...)

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