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Major international law firm moves into Northern Ireland creating 125 jobs

European law firm Fieldfisher has expanded into Northern Ireland with the creation of 125 new jobs.

Historic Northern Ireland estate opens doors to the public creating 70 new jobs

The opening of a rural estate in Co Down has created 70 jobs for the local area.

Lisburn industrial estate on the market for £8.5m

A large industrial estate near Lisburn is up for sale with an asking price of £8.5m.

£1m investment sees Northern Ireland lakeside resort expand guest facilities

A family-run lakeside resort has unveiled its latest expansion following a £1m investment with support from First Trust Bank.

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Uber losses shrink amid expansion drive

Uber’s losses have shrunk as it continues to invest in expanding, according to the company’s latest financial results.


Insurance comparison site shares drop on worries of Amazon rivalry

Shares in MoneySupermarket.com and GoCompare.com have fallen amid fears that Amazon is laying the groundwork for its own insurance comparison website.

Sunshine and World Cup boost food sales

Retail sales grew faster than expected in July when sunshine and the World Cup boosted food sales and shoppers took advantage of online sales and prolonged discounts on fashion.


B&Q’s sales bounce back after torrid start to year

B&Q’s sales have bounced back following warmer weather in the UK, but shares in its parent company fell due to its poor performance in France.


Rank Group suffers 41% slump in profits as bingo and casino customers drop

Rank Group has pledged to charge ahead with a turnaround plan after profits fell 41%, having suffered from stricter checks on punters and a drop in bingo and casino customers.

Chemring wins £73.2m contract with US Army

Defence group Chemring has been awarded a 93 million US dollar contract (£73.2 million) from the US Defence Department.

Northern Ireland electric bills to soar - three out of five homes face price hike

Electricity bills for three in five households in Northern Ireland will rise by 14% this winter, it can be revealed today.

Northern Ireland house prices drop by 1% but market remains 'buoyant'

Figures from a residential house price survey show that the average cost of a home here decreased in the second quarter of 2018 to £132,795, but estate agencies and a Northern Ireland economist say the sector is buoyant.

Oil and transport costs pushes up inflation for first time in 10 months

Inflation rose last month, largely due to higher transport costs, new official figures show.

Sales of used cars in Northern Ireland slightly ahead of last year on 141,378

Northern Ireland's used car market has showed a slight improvement in the first half of 2018.


Royal London books higher profits despite sluggish economic growth

Mutual life and pensions firm Royal London has reported a 9% rise in pre-tax profits, but it blamed sluggish economic growth and the end of the auto enrolment roll-out for tough conditions in the first half of the year.

B&Q’s sales bounce back after torrid start to the year

B&Q’s sales have bounced back after taking a hit due to torrid weather at the start of the year, but the DIY chain’s parent company has been held back by poor performance in France.

TUV's Allister furious at Northern Ireland's 'perilous dependency' on Irish government's power supplier

TUV leader Jim Allister has claimed that Northern Ireland's electricity system operator has become a "mere vassal organisation" of the Irish government-owned Eirgrid.

Wednesday, Aug 15

Green light for £70m office developments in Belfast

Two major new Belfast office developments worth a combined £70million have been given the green light by Belfast City Council's Planning Committee.

'Torrid' time for large business chains in past year contributes to 30% rise in Northern Ireland redundancies

The number of redundancies confirmed by firms across Northern Ireland grew by almost one-third in the past year, according to official figures.

Accountancy body urges A-level pupils to consider profession

The opportunities presented by a career in accounting are misunderstood by the majority of students, a leading global body of accountants has said.

Applications open for 2018 RTS awards

The Royal Television Society (RTS) has launched its 2018 programme awards for the local creative industries.

Tuesday, Aug 14

Major £50m Belfast office block development gets green light

The development of two major Belfast offices worth a combined £70m has been given the green light by Belfast City Council.

£9m Northern Ireland activity centre step closer to council approval

A proposal to remodel a Portrush activity centre to include a surf facility, indoor recreation, restaurant and possibly accommodation has taken a major step forward.

Revealed: 42 Homebase stores set to close their doors

Northern Ireland's Homebase Stores will not be among 42 outlets marked for closure by the DIY company.

Man behind huge £500m Belfast plan eyes further Northern Ireland projects

The man who owns 40% of the new Belfast Waterside development has said ground will be broken on the half-a-billion pound project by the end of 2018, if phase one of the scheme gets the go ahead from Belfast City Council's planning…

Monday, Aug 13

First easyHotel in Northern Ireland officially opens in Belfast

The first easyHotel in Northern Ireland has officially opened its doors in Belfast.

Northern Ireland private sector records the UK's fastest rate of growth during July

Northern Ireland's private sector recorded the fastest rate of growth of all the UK regions for both output and new orders during July, according to the latest Purchasing Managers' Index from Ulster Bank.

Pop-up store tells Belfast's linen story

A new 'pop-up' store aimed at tourists in Belfast's Linen Quarter has opened on Bedford Street.

Tech jobs on way as brothers pick Belfast for global base

A global software company is to set up its international base in Belfast, creating up to 15 jobs.