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  • Business Opinion - Business Comment and Analysis - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
    that phrase would seem a little out of place especially given the potential for financial meltdown if an agreement wasn t reached Welcome mats already out for Chinese guests You wouldn t immediately have thought George Osborne s 5 000 mile jaunt east would have much impact on us but it turns out it has Stream Global jobs welcome boost even if there are concerns The creation of 1 000 new jobs at Stream Global Services in Belfast is not just any old jobs announcement this is an M P Martin and Peter jobs announcement Northern Ireland s economy really needs helping hand You can always expect a bit of plain talking when Vince is in town The much maligned Business Secretary rarely minces his words and has a tendency to probe economic areas others won t or aren t interested in Farmers feel the force of Berlusconi s antics It s not often you get to write about Silvio Berlusconi and Northern Ireland s weather beaten farmers in the same sentence Now before you get over excited at the idea that the Italian statesman lothario media tycoon delete as appropriate for the day s newsflow has taken a sudden interest in dropped calves from Kircubbin or has decided to buy up a couple of acres in Fermanagh let s just Take new jobs figures with a dose of caution Rather than the soaring unemployment levels witnessed during previous recessions which saw nearly 120 000 people in the dole queue this one was only around half that at its worst High time costly gyms are shown OFT muscle News that two of the UK s biggest gym companies have been forced by the Office of Fair Trading to make contracts clearer and make cancelling easier are long overdue Creative industries are showing way forward for more traditional sectors After hot footing it north west yesterday morning it didn t take long to realise there s excitement in the air of a creative nature Hamilton talks the talk but can he walk the walk on banking There s a happy medium between hitting the ground running and taking stock when you start a new rush into changes without proper consideration and you risk being compared to a bull in a china shop Soccer madness is sign of health The type of telephone number deals which the world s richest football clubs have been signing over the last few days have given a fascinating insight into a world where money seems to be an object but only just more Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next Most Read Most Shared Most Commented We have the know how to build on our success Viewpoint Dunbia continues to find the perfect recipe for success Viewpoint Women in top jobs a work in progress Viewpoint Don t forget your skis at one stop mall of future Viewpoint Future of the economy rests in the hands of voters Viewpoint Pregnant woman

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  • Business Opinion - Business Comment and Analysis - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
    insert your own economic experience here Only time will tell if Carney s new broom will clean up the economy The governor has finally shown his cards The excitement before new Bank of England chief Mark Carney s first quarterly inflation report rivalled that around the interest rate announcements pre 2008 Time for small shops to rethink opening hours Independent retailers in provincial towns and villages have a tough time Not only do they have to deal with soaring rates and rents but they also have to compete with behemoth supermarkets which use economies of scale to great effect and online retailers which can keep their costs to a minimum What a week for the two Georges with Osborne finally feeling better The Chancellor has had a week to remember First the royal baby adopts his christian name and then the economy gives him the type of bearhug used to welcome home a loved one after a long time on the road Has the fizz gone forever from Ulster pub sector With signs of improvement in the economy thanks to the Ulster Bank Markit purchasing managers index and relatively cheerful data on the housing market from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors we could be forgiven for wondering whether times have changed for M S clothing range sales go off the rails For a stalwart of the high street which pleases its customers in so many ways it is almost disheartening that Marks Spencer continually gets a bad press for its clothing How switching off can make it all ship shape It s summertime and Northern Ireland is basking in the rare experience of extremely warm weather Thoughts are inevitably turning to holidays and how to get away from it all Indian airline chief s ideas for cuts even beat Michael O Leary Ryanair managing director Michael O Leary has generated many off the wall ideas for reducing costs in his already low cost airline Not out of woods yet but at least we see the path It s the end of June the halfway stage of the year and the start of the holiday season for me anyway so it s about time for a mid term review Scandal leaves Dublin leaders with egg on face Just when the fat had been trimmed the dust had settled and the wheat had been sorted from the chaff revelations arrive to mix up the whole apple cart of banking in a storm of metaphors We have professionals now let s look after others Proof if needed that we re still far from out of economic trouble came this week from Davy the Dublin and Belfast based stock broking and wealth management firm more Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next Most Read Most Shared Most Commented We have the know how to build on our success Viewpoint Dunbia continues to find the perfect recipe for success Viewpoint Women in top jobs a work in progress Viewpoint

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  • Business Opinion - Business Comment and Analysis - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
    like ours get bombarded with lots of data What happens after the gold rush is over Henry Kelly used to tell us to go for gold but today you could be forgiven for thinking you missed that boat We might have to bear this market for a while It s said that trying to find the bottom of a bear market is a fool s game But when you ve experienced one of the most prolonged periods of economic contraction in a lifetime you need to do something to wash away the pessimism An unspectacular Budget but one that works for us As the dust starts to settle on Budget day there s time to reflect on how Chancellor George Osborne s hour in the spotlight will really affect us in Northern Ireland Leave emotions aside to learn a lesson in reality The subject of integrated education can understandably be an emotional one which attracts plenty of debate Belfast plant should shrug off the drop in earnings While the news of a drop in earnings for Bombardier might come as something of a shock the results aren t a great worry Lies damned lies and statistics The trouble with data is that by the time you get to make sense of it it s out of date That means any economic data is reflecting a historical point Weaker pound signals strength for economy The pound in your pocket is getting metaphorically lighter In a strange twist of fate the value of sterling and the success of Northern Ireland companies is being both helped and hindered by the German economy one which is has shaken off the last vestiges of recession and is now bristling along in fifth gear Barclays cull a chilling reminder of recession On the subject of jobs the news of 3 700 posts going at Barclays is a chilling reminder that the difficult days of recession are far from over From hard rocker to hard seller Sometimes its hard to get excited about business dinners but sometimes just sometimes the guest speaker can add a frisson of intrigue Malone on rocky road to Virgin Media buyout Apparently US billionaire John Malone is in talks to buy Richard Branson s cable company Virgin Media No fuelling motorists taxes are real culprit If you believe what the Office of Fair Trading OFT is saying then we shouldn t be complaining when it comes to filling up with fuel more Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next Most Read Most Shared Most Commented We have the know how to build on our success Viewpoint Dunbia continues to find the perfect recipe for success Viewpoint Women in top jobs a work in progress Viewpoint Don t forget your skis at one stop mall of future Viewpoint Time has arrived to get more women on board ventures Viewpoint Pregnant woman booted off Belfast bus in blizzard because she didn t have change Northern Ireland Woman s body

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  • Business Opinion - Business Comment and Analysis - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
    come as a disappointment but certainly won t be a surprise to any who have watched its management scramble for the road to profit over the last few years Hovis forced to abandon nostalgia as UK wheat crop is washed away Its best known advertising campaign conjured nostalgic imagery of a long gone Britain of steep cobbled streets and a young lad in a flat cap doing errands on his push bike Apprenticeships providing a ray of light amid gloom of ongoing unrest It now seems like a long long time since the Belfast Telegraph launched its 100 jobs in 100 days campaign in May Perhaps they were more simple times when the toughest issues facing the Northern Ireland economy were rising youth unemployment and the need for a shot in the arm such as lower corporation tax to make us more competitive Businesses come out fighting against riots Businesses like most people are at the end of their tether over the flags row which has been disrupting day to day life in Northern Ireland for a month Morrisons must act or it will get left on shelf So far this week Morrisons the UK s fourth biggest grocer has endured some bad news Market share slipped to 12 in the three months to December 23 down from 12 4 a year earlier A little home comfort from the collapse in house values Starting the year with another story on how far the property market has fallen may prompt a few feelings of deja vous Anyone who has been in any way close to the trade in houses won t be surprised to hear that the average price of four walls came tumbling down by over 8 in the last 12 months Deadly brinkmanship that went too close to deadline Deadlines are funny things Students journalists and presidents of the United States all seem to suffer from the same problem of not realising a deadline is coming until they re standing on the edge of an educational printing or fiscal cliff Brinkmanship ensures memorable cliffhanger It s hardly the kind of heart warming Christmas story we know and love but for many people memories of Christmas 2012 will be coloured by the great American cliffhanger Full steam ahead for the rebrand of Thomas It s never too early to begin thinking about next Christmas In news which will be noted by many parents Thomas the Tank Engine is moving with the times Artful tax dodgers are cast in a very bad light Casting for the role of the Artful Tax Dodger in an updated version of Oliver Twist has over the last few months found itself inundated with potential actors more Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next Most Read Most Shared Most Commented We have the know how to build on our success Viewpoint Time has arrived to get more women on board ventures Viewpoint Future of the economy rests in the hands of

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  • Business Opinion - Business Comment and Analysis - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
    to be all for some companies Upset the general public who you depend on to buy your products and you ll find yourself in all sorts of difficulties George still won t give the big Christmas gift December 5 was touted as the day when all would be revealed in the great race to have Northern Ireland s corporation tax devolved Roads become a little smoother for hauliers If you re a motorist as many of us in Northern Ireland are you should have an extra 40 in your pocket next year That s because the Chancellor has at last seen sense and scrapped the 3p increase in fuel duty The public sector pay row moves up a gear These pages are no stranger to debates over pay packets particularly those comparing the various fortunes of both private and public sector workers Green shoots in sight but we can t relax yet Some up and down news from the Chambers of Commerce Agri businesses feeling a bit under the weather News the Northern Ireland farming industry has been impacted by inclement weather over the last couple of years will hardly come as much of a shock BP ban not that serious While the rest of us are trying to start doing business with the world s biggest economy some more established operators are getting their wrists slapped in a fairly major fashion World s economy is lifting so let s go and export in it Zut alors After a period of reporting some fairly negative news from the Northern Ireland economy it seems we ve hit a rich seam of positivity Aircraft industry has power to lift us all In two days of business news there s one country which features heavily Canada s contribution to the economy here has been apparent for all to see since 1989 when Montreal based Bombardier took over airplane maker Short Brothers Canada s golden boy faces tough challenge Not only has Canada given our aerospace industry a boost it s also provided us with the new governor of the Bank of England Cutting corporation tax could be solution for tackling fiscal deficit A plethora of new data to get stuck into over the last 24 hours means the economists calendar has been well thumbed Buyers should eat up this hi tech food plant News that Dutch Vion Group has put its UK food business up for sale is worrying but the Cookstown plant seems to have plenty going for it to attract a buyer Let s dazzle world with a full charm offensive That was quite a day for the Northern Ireland economy and quite a turnaround for Fermanagh more Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next Most Read Most Shared Most Commented We have the know how to build on our success Viewpoint Time has arrived to get more women on board ventures Viewpoint Future of the economy rests in the hands of voters Viewpoint Prudence set

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  • Business Opinion - Business Comment and Analysis - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
    to the takeover of stalwart UK food companies by overseas buyers Flat is the new black as daunting GDP figures get the human touch Economic data can seem daunting on occasion but often it can all be explained away by some very human factors Targeting big spenders is a bit rich these days News that retailer Argos is to close 75 stores across the UK won t come as a huge surprise to anyone who has been keeping half an eye on retail statistics over the last few years Mulberry battered in market handbagging One of the most worrying insights into confidence amongst consumers was unveiled yesterday from posh bag maker Mulberry and it wasn t pretty Republic s bad bank has some good news When the National Asset Management Agency first arrived on the battlefield that was the Irish and Northern Irish property market on the island of Ireland it didn t get a warm reception Let s hope work flies in with Heathrow link Two days and two chief executive of two of the world s biggest airlines visit Northern Ireland That s not particularly surprising in itself especially given both of them have significant operations here but the fact Christoph Mueller and Willie Walsh have taken steps which suggest the Northern Ireland economy is looking ahead to growth is certainly interest Sugar coating figures won t help anybody Be positive That is the mantra which is drilled into us in the business media from business leaders up and down the country Utility Regulator s row with NIE down to the wire For rural dwellers the occasional blackout during the winter months is something many have become accustomed to But if NIE the company which looks after the pylons and wire that takes the electricity to your home or business isn t allowed to replace much of the 40 year old cable currently in place there will be many more frequent blackouts in future That in simple terms is because 40 year old wire breaks more easily than new heavier duty cable which is now the norm A grain of truth in the story of 2 2 inflation You d think that after going through one of the most momentous periods of economic turmoil in the last 100 years we d all be better at predicting where vital factions of the economy are headed We need to look for other methods to boost business Ed Balls certainly seems to be well briefed His visit here over the past couple of days was supposed to provide an opportunity for us to trip him up and expose his lack of knowledge about Northern Ireland But that wasn t to be the case what with the shadow chancellor s quick fire answers to a couple of regional specific economy questions more Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next Most Read Most Shared Most Commented We have the know how to build on our success Viewpoint Dunbia

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  • We have the know-how to build on our success - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
    innovate Norbrook have released a statement on the future of the firm for the first time since the tragic death of founder Lord Ballyedmond They have vowed to keep the company independent and to stay rooted in Newry There had been some speculation the company could take a different path but it has decided that it will stick to the successful formula of Lord Ballyedmond And it s that self confidence which defines a successful business in or out of the knowledge economy From the web Sponsored Videos Your Comments COMMENT RULES Comments that are judged to be defamatory abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator s decision is final It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases tribunals and active legal investigations We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse Problems with commenting customercare belfasttelegraph co uk Powered by Livefyre Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Livefyre Read More Prudence set to prevail as folk pay off their debts By Margaret Canning The pension reforms which come into force on Easter Monday bring a hefty new responsibility to many people But there is a school of thought which suggests that the Chancellor s reforms announced in Business view Meeting the demands of canny shoppers By Margaret Canning Long after punishingly high inflation had us slashing our household budgets it appears we still can t get enough of Lidl It would appear that thrifty spending habits aren t easy to dislodge once they have Time has arrived to get more women on board ventures By Margaret Canning The representation of women on boards in Northern Ireland has a long way to go Researching appointment reports on our top companies shows that just three out of 20 surpass Lord Davies target for the Commercial property picture a little brighter By Margaret Canning The buzz which surrounded transactions in the retail sector in 2014 will be hard to replicate this year Most Read Most Shared Most Commented We have the know how to build on our success Viewpoint Time has arrived to get more women on board ventures Viewpoint Future of the economy rests in the hands of voters Viewpoint Prudence set to prevail as folk pay off their debts Viewpoint Staff loyalty loses lustre in Abe s cutthroat Japan Viewpoint Pregnant woman booted off Belfast bus in blizzard because she didn t have change Northern Ireland Woman s body found on the M2 in Belfast near Bellevue Bridge Northern Ireland Cannabis oil transformed life of terminally ill brain tumour man Kieran McCrory Northern Ireland More than 500 000 watch Drumquin Northern Ireland men s sofa struggles Northern Ireland The Troubles gallery 40 years of conflict in Northern Ireland from the Belfast Telegraph Events Translink s apology to pregnant Belfast teen booted off bus in

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  • FP McCann report shows continuing profitable expansion - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
    shareholders More significantly the company has assessed in the latest year that there has been an unrealised improvement in the value of property that it owns A net positive movement of over 20m is attributed to this From the web Sponsored Videos Your Comments COMMENT RULES Comments that are judged to be defamatory abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator s decision is final It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases tribunals and active legal investigations We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse Problems with commenting customercare belfasttelegraph co uk Powered by Livefyre Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Livefyre Read More Why risks posed by Brexit don t add up for province By John Simpson The Prime Minister is right when he emphasises that a Brexit would be an irreversible single decision no amendment no second chance no going back First Minister Arlene Foster emphasises the UK decision Company Report Ulster Orchestra By John Simpson The annual report from the chairman of the Ulster Orchestra Society outlines the serious financial pressures faced by the orchestra but ends with a degree of reassurance Sir George Bain is more than a little optimistic That optimism is however tempered by evidence of the reduction in funding from two sources of financial assistance the Arts Council and the BBC Why Minister must consider a Translink price increase By John Simpson Translink is the parent company of Ulsterbus Metrobus and NI Railways These subsidiaries are normal trading companies whose performance can be gauged in terms of the overall acceptability of How strained health care system can be improved By John Simpson Health and social services in Northern Ireland have a unique organisational structure that should allow good integration of health and social services for people who need these services Two key starting Most Read Most Shared Most Commented Why Minister must consider a Translink price increase John Simpson Why risks posed by Brexit don t add up for province John Simpson Northern Ireland economy is vulnerable in long term John Simpson Why council chief needs bold plans for Belfast s future John Simpson Company Report Ulster Orchestra John Simpson Pregnant woman booted off Belfast bus in blizzard because she didn t have change Northern Ireland Woman s body found on the M2 in Belfast near Bellevue Bridge Northern Ireland Cannabis oil transformed life of terminally ill brain tumour man Kieran McCrory Northern Ireland The Troubles gallery 40 years of conflict in Northern Ireland from the Belfast Telegraph Events A musical send off at funeral of country star Gene Stuart Northern Ireland James McClean involved in a touchline spat with Everton fan at Goodison Park Translink s apology to pregnant Belfast teen booted off bus in blizzard Sinn Fein Northern chair steps down and replaced by

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