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Companies in the North blamed “Brexit uncertainty” for yet another sharp fall in orders last month as their clients were reluctant to commit to new pr(...)

Business sentiment dropped to a “new record low” in the North last month as Brexit was blamed for a sharp fall in output, orders and employment, a new(...)

Belfast from the observation dome above the Victoria Square. Photograph:  Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

Northern Ireland businesses blame Brexit for a sharp drop in export orders last month according to a new economic report, which shows there was a furt(...)

Uncertainty surrounding Brexit officially “pushed” the North’s private sector into decline last month. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

Uncertainty surrounding Brexit officially “pushed” the North’s private sector into decline last month, as new orders slumped and business activity fel(...)

Bombardier, one of 56 of North’s biggest employers and businesses  which   published an open letter to British MPs urging them to take a no-deal Brexit off the table. Photograph: Niall Carson /PA Wire

New export orders slumped to their lowest levels in 69 months in Northern Ireland during February as tensions around the prospect of a no-deal Brexit (...)

“This represented the largest increase (albeit from low levels) in the number of unemployed in six years.” Photograph: iStock

The number of people looking for work in Northern Ireland increased at a rapid pace over the summer, soaring an additional 7,000, to push the jobless (...)

The number of people out of work in the North increased slightly to bring its jobless rate into line with the UK average of 4%. Photograph: Getty Images

Unemployment is slowly creeping up from record low levels in the North, with latest government figures showing the number of people out of work in Nor(...)

Pickup in business activity in Northern Ireland during July was “broad-based”. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

New business orders from the South helped Northern Irish firms record the fastest rate of growth across the UK last month but the weak pound continued(...)

Although both high streets and retail parks both recorded footfall growth of 1.9%, NIRC director Aodhán Connolly said the latest figures were “not a cause for celebration”

A fall-off in new orders and jobs growth plus a dip in confidence levels last month all point to the North’s economy heading towards a slowdown, a new(...)

Belfast docks

Output, orders and job creation in Northern Ireland grew at their fastest rates in three years during 2017, according to a new economic report which s(...)

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