Belfast Telegraph

November: Trump's Triumph ignites investment concerns

We continue our look at 2016, with a surprise in the US election and shoppers from Ireland flocking over the border

The victory of left-field Republican candidate Donald Trump sparks fears for US investment in Northern Ireland and the Republic.

Virgin Media completes its €10m (£8.5m) deal to buy UTV Ireland, bringing the channel under the same ownership as rival TV3.

Ballymena-based pork business Dunbia is taken over by Cranswick in a multimillion-pound sale.

Former housebuilding tycoons Michael and John Taggart are found liable for an additional €4m (£3.4m) personal guarantee to Ulster Bank as part of long-running legal proceedings.

Finance Minister Simon Hamilton announces that Invest NI will expand its global reach, with up to 10 new offices being set up over the next year as part of the Northern Ireland International Trade Plan.

The Sirocco site in east Belfast - due to be developed in a £300m project - is finally being sold to a new UK buyer, the Belfast Telegraph reveals.

A huge £30m revamp of Junction One is announced by new owners the Lotus Group, with the potential to create 500 jobs.

The closure of television company Irish TV's Northern Ireland office is branded a sad loss by one of its best-known stars, Malachi Cush, known for appearing on Fame Academy. Irish TV ended its operations in Co Tyrone after the parent company entered interim examinership in the Republic.

Supermarket giant Tesco says it has contributed £5.7bn to the Northern Ireland economy since setting up here 20 years ago.

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