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FTSE 100 hits seven-month low amid ‘horrible’ trading on European markets

The FTSE 100 hit a seven-month low on Tuesday amid a “horrible” day for European markets.

CEO linked to Ulster Rugby role steps down after deal

A former Irish international linked to the top post at Ulster Rugby has stepped down from his current role as chief executive of wind energy firm Simple Power after its sale, Business Telegraph understands.

Bombardier reveals no-deal prep as PM claims deal is '95%' settled

Aerospace giant Bombardier, which employs around 4,000 people in Northern Ireland, has said it is actively looking at how to mitigate the impact of a no-deal Brexit on business.

Owners have big plans for Beech Hill hotel

The new owners of country house venue the Beech Hill Hotel have vowed to turn it into Northern Ireland's best four-star hotel.

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Lloyds and Schroders confirm wealth tie-up

Lloyds Banking Group and investment giant Schroders have joined forces to create a new wealth management venture.


Approval granted for BP Alligin oil development in North Sea

BP has been granted approval to develop the Alligin field in the North Sea, targeting 20 million barrels of oil equivalent.


Shopping centre owner Intu sees property value knocked

Takeover target Intu has seen the value of its shopping centres drop following difficult retail conditions.


Online fashion giant Asos appoints new finance chief

Online fashion retailer Asos has appointed Mathew Dunn as its new finance chief.

Travis to focus on DIY solution for Wickes as tough trading persists

Wickes owner Travis Perkins is to maintain its focus on cost-cutting after seeing another quarter of falling sales at its retail outlets.

Medical research firm to create 20 new jobs at its Belfast data hub

An investment of £2m at the Belfast-based data hub of medical research firm Diaceutics is set to create 20 new jobs.

House building boom leads to jobs drive by brickmaker

A house building boom is behind significant investment and staff increases at a Tyrone brick casting firm.

‘Encouraging girls into IT is incredibly difficult and I still haven’t really figured out why’

Mother knows best goes the well worn expression, but in Georgina O’Leary’s case it’s certainly true. Now one of the most prominent figures in Northern Ireland’s fast-growing fintech sector, the Londonderry-based Allstate director could…

Pressure points mount for restoring decision making

Next week taxpayers will be focused on Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he makes his annual statement of taxation, spending and borrowing in 2019-20.

Art and business come together for exhibition

Business advisory firm KPMG has highlighted the connection between the arts and business world as it helped kickstart the launch of the Royal Ulster Academy (RUA)Annual Exhibition 2018.

New Dublin hub will help us fulfil clients' growth ambitions: Jago

Post-Brexit planning has become a "top priority" for clients of a Northern Ireland communications and PR firm which has opened a Dublin office.

Big names to address beauty business event

A former Miss World and a make-up artist who's also an Apprentice boardroom star will be among the entrepreneurs talking at a beauty business event in Belfast.

Ryanair will win any winter fare war, says boss O'Leary

Ryanair could launch another share buyback programme in response to a hard Brexit scenario and also aims to win any fare war that erupts during the winter, according to chief executive Michael O'Leary.

Investments stay resilient in quieter market

Commercial property investment in Northern Ireland has been subdued so far this year, with £121m in investment deals around 50% below a year earlier, according to a survey today.


Whitbread turns attention to Premier Inn as Costa deal nears completion

Whitbread has ground out a small increase in half-year profit as it prepares to focus on the growth of hotels business Premier Inn following the sale of Costa Coffee to Coca-Cola.

Monday, Oct 22

Builder of £27m Foyle College wins top industry gong

A local firm has taken the top prize at a top construction awards event.

EU exit used as mask for skills deficit, claims tech firm founder

Brexit is being used as a smokescreen for fundamental flaws in Northern Ireland's skills supply chain, a Belfast-based workforce specialist has claimed.

Stormont impasse means Northern Ireland farmers could be ‘adrift’ after Brexit, say MPs

The UK Government must explain how policy for Northern Ireland’s farmers will be drawn up without an Executive ahead of Brexit, it’s been claimed.

Northern Ireland businesses must voice Brexit fears, says Coveney

The Irish Foreign Minister has urged businesses in Northern Ireland to speak out about the dangers of a hard Brexit.

Saturday, Oct 20

£1.7m plan to pump life back into city's heart

A ski slope, ferris wheel and a mini festival have been announced in a programme of events aimed at helping Belfast recover following the Primark fire.

Friday, Oct 19

20 jobs threatened at online retailer Chain Reaction Cycles over IT move

Around 20 IT jobs are at risk at online retailer Wiggle Chain Reaction Cycles as it considers shutting a centre in Belfast.

Northern Ireland noodles venue named 'best cheap eat' in the UK

South Belfast Japanese noodle restaurant Bia Rebel Ramen has won 'best cheap eats' in the UK at the Observer Food Monthly Awards.

EirGrid in first formal step for €1bn sub-sea link with France

EirGrid has launched a two-year pre-application consultation in the Republic for its planned €1bn sub-sea elec­tricity interconnector between Ireland and France.

New contracts deliver jobs boost at Mivan

Fit-out specialist Mivan in Co Antrim has said it's taken on 40 new staff over the course of 2018 after securing new contracts in Great Britain.

Thursday, Oct 18

Shipbuilding to return to Belfast Harbour with creation of 35 jobs

Commercial shipbuilding is set to return to Belfast Harbour with Artemis Technologies establishing a new facility in the area, creating 35 jobs.

Belfast American Golf shop shuts

Six retail jobs are at risk following the closure of a golf shop in Belfast's Connswater Retail Park.

Record year for cruise ship visitors to Belfast

A record-breaking 185,000 cruise passengers and crew called at Belfast during 2018.

Northern Ireland police station could soon host tourists

A Co Tyrone family has launched a bid to turn a former village police station into a new tourism destination.