Figures released on Thursday suggest there was a slight increase in the rate of growth in the North in 2016.

The annual growth rate in Northern Ireland was 1.6 per cent last year – significantly below the average UK rate of 1.8 per cent and well below the equ(...)

The logo of Toshiba is seen behind cherry blossoms at the company’s headquarters in Tokyo

Toshiba filed twice-delayed business results late on Tuesday without an endorsement from its auditor and warned its very survival was in doubt, deepen(...)

Toshiba’s chief executive Satoshi Tsunakawa: “The decision on any delisting is for the stock exchange to make.” Photograph: Reuters

Japan’s Toshiba will make every effort to avoid being delisted by the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the company’s chief executive said on Tuesday, after relea(...)

The “video wall” constructed by Kinetic for rugby sponsor Vodafone in November 2016: a large digital screen attached to a traditional Dublin billboard showed exclusive footage of the Irish team.

Goodbye, paper and paste? Digital out-of-home advertising has enjoyed “exponential” growth in recent years, and now accounts for about 15 per cent of (...)

Britain embarks on its Brexit jourtney

British prime minister Theresa May formally initiated the UK’s divorce from the EU with the triggering of article 50 on Wednesday, pitching both Brita(...)

Brexit is triggered. Photograph: Reuters/Yves Herman

UK prime minister Theresa May finally pulled the starting gun on Brexit talks this week. The European Council’s president, Donald Tusk, will today ci(...)

 AIB at Serpentine Avenue:  first bailed-out bank to unveil a dividend since 2008. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It was the test AIB probably wished it had failed. Two and a half years ago, the bank comfortably passed a European banking stress test of lenders’ (...)

PwC sees Dublin moving up the ranks in terms of daily rates from ninth position to sixth between 2016 and 2018. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The average daily rate for a Dublin hotel stay jumped 15 per cent in 2016 and is set to rise by the same again over the next two years, as occupancy l(...)

PwC’s Martha Ruiz and Brian Cullinan were blamed for  blunder that saw ‘La La Land’  named best film in error. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Bodyguards have been hired to protect the two accountants responsible for the Oscars best picture blunder. Accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoope(...)

Bad week: Martha Ruiz (left) and Brian Cullinan (right), the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) partners overseeing the Oscar ballots. Photograph: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

In numbers: Winning streak 25 Years since Australia was last in recession. (Charlie Haughey was Taoiseach at the time.) Its economy contracted in th(...)

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