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A good cut

The Economic Reform Group has called for Northern Ireland to follow the Republic with a cut in corporation tax to 12.5 per cent. While there will be an initial shortfall, the region...

Star companies

TG Eakin Being prepared to go where the squeamish will not has paid off in spades for Comber-based TG Eakin, which is arguably Northern Ireland’s most profitable yet media under-exposed business. Northern...

Banking in the storm

Gary McDonald takes stock of the current state of banking and weighs up how much influence the local banks have amid the blame game. The financial services sector, above all others, has...

Retail round-up

Local retailing stays dynamic but new opportunities are limited after a decade of growth. Few things illustrate the recent transformations in Northern Ireland’s fortunes better than retailing. Following 25 years of stunted...

A media snapshot

Downward financial trends for print and broadcast outlets do not cancel out some good news. Gary McDonald gives a survey of the state of Northern Ireland’s media after a tough year for...

Quinn’s world

A man of many talents, Peter Quinn shares his thoughts on business, economics and sport with Meadhbh Monahan. Growing up in “relative poverty” in south Fermanagh didn’t hinder Peter Quinn, who has...

Spotlight on construction

How the sector is emerging from the recession. If there’s one thing Northern Ireland’s construction industry longs for as it enters a new decade it’s stability. The last few years have been...

Essential innovation

Randox Laboratories founder Dr Peter FitzGerald talks to Gary McDonald about innovation’s importance and its application in the business he started from scratch. “An established company which, in an age demanding innovation,...

Budget predictions

Ahead of the spring Budget and the general election, which is expected in May, four major business organisations in Northern Ireland were asked these two pertinent questions. If you were Alistair Darling,...

Trans-Atlantic transactions

Peter Cheney asks US Economic Envoy Declan Kelly about his work so far and questions why justice devolution matters for investment. Devolving policing and justice shows investors that Northern Ireland is safe...