Richard Ramsey

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Manufacturing still remains a key area of concern, with companies reporting a modest rise in output in January but a slump in new orders

Business activity in the North has experienced its sharpest increase for more than a year, according to new figures. Faster rates of growth for outp(...)

Ulster Bank data on Northern Ireland shows business improving for year ahead. Photograph: Irish Times.

Mark Hilliard Business sentiment in Northern Ireland is improving following a disappointing first quarter and the private sector remains in expansion(...)

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(...)

New government-backed scheme, backed by £2.2 million, is to be rolled out in Northern Ireland to help 160 people who have been out of work in one of the worst areas for unemployment in the UK.

A new scheme, backed by £2.2 million of public money, is to be rolled out in Northern Ireland to help 160 people who have been out of work in one of t(...)

Ulster Bank headquarters, Dublin: index rose “sharply”, the bank said, to 57.2 in April from 52.9 the previous month

Ulster Bank’s purchasing managers index (PMI) for April confirmed that the construction sector is on the mend, with new orders and employment rising f(...)

British prime minister David Cameron wants to ensure  the economic recovery “reaches all parts” of the UK. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The pledge by British prime minister David Cameron after returning to Downing Street to devolve corporation tax power to the Northern Ireland Executiv(...)

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

The North’s private sector continued its steady return to health last month but at a much slower pace than before, according to a new economic report,(...)

Northern Ireland’s construction sector posted the fastest increase in new business during July, with the pace of expansion hitting a post-crisis high.

Northern Ireland’s economy continues to recover, with data for July pointing to both a pick-up in growth of both activity and new business. Employment(...)

The manufacturing sector reported the fastest rate of growth in employment since the index began

Businesses in Northern Ireland have witnessed the sharpest rise in new orders in more than a decade, research has indicated.Companies have taken on mo(...)

Residential property sales in the North hit levels not seen in seven years between January and March, according to latest UK official government stati(...)

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