Could a slice of the City be on its way?
The financial services sector in Northern Ireland could generate almost half a billion pounds of additional revenue for the economy with the help of focused direction from Government.
Investment firm with 3,000 retail jobs promised goes into liquidation
A property investment company involved in The Outlet in Banbridge and which was behind proposals for major retail schemes in Larne, Londonderry and Omagh has gone into liquidation.
Extension to rates relief scheme
A scheme which gives small businesses some relief from their rates may be extended, the finance minister has announced.
Bank marks half a decade of record low interest rates
Half a decade of record low interest rates were marked yesterday as the Bank of England once more kept the cost of borrowing on hold.
Northern Ireland more interested in the economy than politics, but most people don't trust Stormont to handle it, survey finds
More people in Northern Ireland are interested in the economy than politics, a survey has found.
Man denies he is Bitcoin founder
The man Newsweek claims is the founder of Bitcoin denied he had anything to do with the digital currency.
Free Belfast recruitment event on lookout for workers
Tax giants, engineering leaders and IT experts will be looking for hundreds of workers at one of Ireland's leading employment and recruitment fairs in Belfast next week.
Lack of long-haul flights hitting tourism in Belfast, says hotelier
Belfast's capacity to attract long-haul tourists must be improved if it is to compete effectively as a destination, according to the manager of the city's Fitzwilliam Hotel.
Landmark cinema gets £40k loan to develop arts
A £40,000 loan is enabling the historic Strand Cinema in east Belfast to be transformed into a new arts centre.
Allied Irish Banks chief upbeat as results show drop in losses
First Trust owner Allied Irish Banks has announced a return to pre-provision operating profit with losses before tax down €2bn (£1.6bn) to €1.7bn (£1.4bn) last year.
Firms 'add 150,000 to workforce'
Private firms are swelling their staff at a record pace with manufacturers, builders and services firms on course to add 150,000 jobs in the first three months of this year, according to financial data firm Markit.
Suspension sparks rigging fears
The Bank of England has suspended a member of staff as it stepped up the pace of its review into whether it knew of, or even condoned, alleged rigging of the multi-trillion-dollar-a-day foreign exchange market.
John Lewis and Waitrose staff to get £3,500 bonus
John Lewis and Waitrose staff are set for bonuses worth 15% of their salaries today as the retail chains continue their strong trading.
Engineering students net IT scholarship scheme places
Five IT and engineering students have recently been awarded places on a scholarship programme, each securing an unrivalled package worth up to £25,000.
Belfast centre hotel plan gets green light: £12m redevelopment of landmark building is welcomed by minister
A £12m redevelopment plan that will see one of Belfast city centre's most iconic listed buildings transformed into a boutique hotel has been given the go-ahead.
Belfast's tallest tower The Obel goes on market
Waterfront skyscraper The Obel has gone on the market in the latest twist since its inception as an emblem of Belfast's economic prowess.
Does economy need life support?
Half a decade of ultra-low interest rates. That's five years, or 60 months, or 260 weeks, or 1,825 days of what a member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee last week described as "having the economy on life support".
Editor Viewpoint: Wilting euro a real pain for shops
Inflation is becoming a bit of a pain. Despite the slightly looser payment policies of bosses up and down the land (at least, that's what I've heard), price rises have gone and eradicated any advantage we might have enjoyed.
Editor Viewpoint: Crisis in Crimea could come home to roost
Abit of geopolitical tension a couple of thousand miles away might seem far removed from our day-to-day business but the truth in the case of Ukraine is that we might start to feel the impact in a matter of days.
Editor Viewpoint: Council centre bosses are at least fighting fit
Sometimes sound economic policy comes when you're least expecting it.
John Simpson: Time to rethink housing policy in Northern Ireland
ON a quarter by quarter basis there are some signs of an end to a six-year decline in house prices and the number of house sales is rising again, although still well below the peak record in 2007.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg may flounder with WhatsApp valuation
Seriously Mark Zuckerberg, WhatsApp with you and your tail-on-the-donkey valuations? Have you not got the message?
John Simpson: Economic stability and growth for Northern Ireland outside EU sphere is debatable
Would the Northern Ireland economy be stronger and grow faster if the United Kingdom (with or without Scotland) was inside or outside the European Union?
Hamish McRae: Bank of England's bright forecast a little premature
It is, as the baseball legend Yogi Berra put it, "like déjà vu all over again". The Bank of England's Inflation Report again acknowledges that the economy is growing much faster than it thought, and the governor, Mark Carney, again asserts that interest rates won't go up any time soon and when they do, it won't be by much. OK, maybe "asserts" is unfair, let's say "guides".
Flood defences now at top of national agenda
Like me, you have probably been horrified by the terrible images of people's homes and lives being ruined by the inundation of water in the Somerset Levels.
iFactory Celebration Conference with key speaker Jo Malone
Institute of Directors 2013 Northern Ireland Director of the Year awards
Greater Newry Area Business Awards 2013
Over 550 guests attended the Greater Newry Area Business Awards Ceremony in the Canal Court Hotel, organised by Newry Chamber of Commerce and Trade. Hosted by Gerry Kelly, BBC, the event celebrated the very best that the Greater Newry Area business community has to offer and profiled the exceptionally high standard of business leadership, ambition, entrepreneurship and innovativeness which has become synonymous with the region.
Childcare Works Awards 2013
Digital Advertising Awards gala 2013
In Pictures: Falcon Holiday's Roof Garden bash at the Merchant Hotel
Falcon Holidays has celebrated to introduction of two new destinations for 2014 – Corfu and Ibiza - at Belfast's Merchant Hotel.
In Pictures: Xafinity conference on auto-enrolment
Delegates from small and large businesses across Northern Ireland attended a free conference at Riddel Hall, Belfast, organised by Xafinity on auto-enrolment.
Position: Lettings valuer Role: Mr Fowler will value properties for let in the east Belfast as well as North Down areas Track record: He graduated in 2010 with a degree in building surveying and joined the BTW Shiells residential team in September this year
Company: BTW Shiells
Company: BTW Shiells
Herbel Group: Property market impacting group
The Herbel group is a Belfast-registered family-owned company, combining significant property investment assets along with extensive retail fast food operations as part of the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) franchise. The group is the largest KFC franchise in Europe, with outlets in the Republic of Ireland, the Isle of Man, Scotland and South West England, as well as in Northern Ireland.
Andras House: A mixed bag for property group
The Andras House group brings together both a property company and a group of hotel and hospitality businesses in Belfast owned and controlled by Lord Rana.
John Graham Holdings: Group continues robust performances
John Graham Holdings is the parent company for a large group of 23 construction and other related businesses, including property management, and the fulfilment of contracts gained under the PPP arrangements, with headquarters in Hillsborough.
Help & Advice
How best to give to charity at Christmas
Aah, Christmas. A time for giving. Or for giving all your money to various online and high-street retailers – depending on your view.
Shortage of mentors hampers recovery of the Northern Ireland economy
I came to Belfast 10 years ago on a three-month contract and was immediately hooked. The reason was simple: I had arrived in what seemed like a business utopia.
Come rain or shine, solar energy proves a great investment
Frank McCullagh, business development manager of solar panel company Solmatix
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Future of wind energy set to blow in the right direction
Increased partnership between industry, planners, politicians and the public, more infrastructure investment and the revival of the north-south electricity inter-connector are vital to ensuring the success of Northern Ireland's renewable energy sector, a major conference in Belfast has heard.
Making a case for innovation
Why has Cleaver Fulton Rankin chosen to sponsor the excellence in technology award?
New auction house Square has fresh approach to sales
On the Square Auctions is a new but prominent feature of Belfast's business scene.